Re-Reading of the Translation of Luke 16:3 In The Asante-Twi Bible

ISSUE: Vol.1  No.2  December 2019 Article 1  pp.1-7
AUTHOR: Samuel Kodom
DOI : 10.32051/12301901



Translation is said to be one of the most difficult exercise in scholarship; Bible translation no exception. Bible translation started at the time of Ezra. In contemporary scholarship, there is the question of how the original language could be appropriately rendered in a receptor language to get the intended meaning of the writer. This study examines the interpretation of the Greek word ἐπαιτεῖν (epaitein) rendered as ahwa in the Asante-Twi Bible. Using Mother-Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics approach and exegesis, the study has found out that the translation of epaitein as ahwa in Luke 16:3 in the Asante-Twi should rather be asrɛ. The study has added to the interpretations of Luke 16:3 in Asante-Twi. It is being recommended that in the future revision of the Asante-Twi Bible, the Bible Society of Ghana should consider using asrɛ in the translation of epaitein (ἐπαιτεῖν).


SAMUEL KODOM, BA, is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science, Kumasi, Ghana.

Kodom, Samuel. “Re-Reading of the Translation of Luke 16:3 in the Asante-Twi Bible.” Journal of Mother-Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics and Theology 1, no.2 (2019): 1-7.

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