A Comparative Study of Quotation Marks in the Gospel of Luke of the Greek New Testament and The Asante-Twi Bible

AUTHORS : JET Kuwornu-Adjaottor & Samuel Kodom
ISSUE: February 2019 Volume 1 Number 1 Article 16
PAGES : 188-198
DOI : 10.32051/02211916

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Abstract

The Bible was first written in Hebrew and Aramaic (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament) and later translated into other languages. This was done because the Bible was to be understood by its readers in their own language. A critical reading of the Asante Twi Bible reveals that quoted passages in the Greek New Testament are not quoted in the Asante-Twi Bible. Mother Tongue Biblical Hermeneutics approach and exegesis of the text were utilized. The researcher interviewed some Asante-Twi Bible readers, teachers and lecturers of Akan and a Bible translator. nkatumdeɛ was brought to light on the basis of the findings of the research as the Twi name for quotation mark and the readers then suggested that, if there are quotation marks in the Greek New Testament then, translators should be used in the next revision of the Asante-Twi Bible as they have been used in Twi books and articles.

Authors Biodata: J E T KUWORNU-ADJAOTTOR, PhD, is an Associate Professor of New Testament & Mother-tongue Biblical Hermeneutics in the Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. SAMUEL KODOM, BA, is a Teaching and Research Assistant in the Department of Religious Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.