Examining multiple English translations of the same text can productively engage students in the process of close reading. By scrutinizing seemingly minor variations in psalm translations, students begin to develop focused interpretations based on textual evidence, and they occasionally even place themselves within larger critical debates about the material.
Laura Schechter; “On the Outside Facing the Wooded Ridge”: Close Reading Translations and Interpretive Diversity. Pedagogy 1 January 2018; 18 (1): 51–68. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-4216930
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