This article examines the propagandistic use of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 in five New Testament Spanish translations (Enzinas, 1543; Pérez, 1556; Reina, 1569; and Valera, 1596 and 1602). The article advances the notion of the Hispanicization of the biblical text, a cultural transaction situated in a context of conflict. Drawing on the insights of Translation Studies, specifically the work of Lawrence Venuti, it is argued that the Hispanicization of the biblical text is the final outcome of a series of translation and literary strategies aimed at the production of a translated text that is both fluent and foreignizing. These strategies allowed for the encoding of confessional readings into the translated text, readings that were otherwise unacceptable under the prevailing cultural norms of the target audience. This diachronic comparative study takes place against the background of contemporary renderings of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 by Juan de Ávila, Beza, Erasmus, Luther, Servetus, and Tyndale. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Sixteenth Century Journal. Summer2010, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p441-466. 26p.
HISTORY, JURISPRUDENCE, BIBLICAL criticism, 16TH century, and BIBLICAL hermeneutics
This article examines Calvin's commentary on Exodus through Deuteronomy (1563) through the lens of sixteenth-century historical jurisprudence, exemplified in the works of François de Connan and François Baudouin. Recent scholarship has demonstrated how Calvin's historicizing exegesis of the Bible is in continuity with broader trends in Christian biblical interpretation in the late medieval period and the sixteenth century. Yet comparatively little work has been done on this other, essential context for understanding Calvin's hermeneutic. The intermingling of historical narrative and legal, doctrinal material inspired Calvin to apply his historical hermeneutic more broadly and creatively in order to explain the Mosaic histories and prescriptions for the ancient Israelites and for pious contemporary readers. Calvin's unusual and unprecedented arrangement of the material and his attention to the affiliation between law and history resonate with what Anthony Grafton describes as a "new key" of history reading and writing and reveal Calvin's engagement with his generation's quest for historical method. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]