The Wartburg Project



Questions about Bible translation topics and the EHV.

May 8th, 2015
5. Did ancient Israel have toilets? (Mt 15:17)

Latrine perhaps is the most technically correct word for what Jesus is talking about because it is the most comprehensive, although the readers of the gospels were familiar with large public toilet facilities with running water in the larger cities.

March 14th, 2016
16. How does archaeology help in Bible translation?

New archaeological information often helps correct or improve translations of terms that appear in the Bible. Here are a few examples.

September 22nd, 2016
19. Why do you often translate the term which many other translations render “horsemen” as “charioteers”?

An interesting issue in the translation of battle scenes and military rosters is at what point of military history we can begin to refer to horseback riders and cavalry.

August 2nd, 2017
31. Did Israelites eat cheese curds like ours? (Isaiah 7)