John Hobbin’s recent posts on translation have been quite excellent and they’ve developed some great dialogue about translation and translation theory, but I cannot help but wonder if a number of his posts are beginning to look more like the scam we saw in the Bible Cage-Match Posts almost two years ago at David Ker’s Blog simply with different goals in mind – David Ker wanted to show the superiority of translations such as the NLT & CEV, while John wants to show their lack.
1. Picked a passage from a version I don’t like.
2. Showed the same passage in a version I did like.
3. Proved how my preferred version is superior.
I honestly hope this isn’t what he’s doing, but it sure feels like it in these two posts: HERE and HERE.