God Didn't Say That

Bible Translations and Mistranslations

Sparrows and Other Details

Hillary Putnam notes that the word “sparrow” refers to a different species in the U.S. and the U.K. (page 22 of Representation and Reality, his superb book about words and meaning).

Does this mean that the translation “sparrow” in Psalms, Matthew, and Luke is wrong in the U.S. or the U.K. (or both)?


September 20, 2009 Posted by | translation practice, translation theory | , , , , , | 6 Comments