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Who is Rev. David Bauscher?
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Shlama all--

This is why I say translators like Bauscher and I have a burden that others cannot understand. This text that we call the New Testament has been intrepreted with a million controversies for 2000 years now. There is no reading of any line of it that will not spark controversy somewhere with someone.

I have struggled mightily over the years with where translating and faith intersect, what goes in and what stays out or what goes in footnotes, etc. Every word involves a high strategy. Every sentence dissected almost letter for letter.

The only reason this seems not clear to some is simply because large amounts of folks have become comfortable with a majority position that has taken root over the centuries and in my judgment creates a false harmony that is very appealing. And yet, even within individual congregations, there is wide disparity of viewpoints.

We think we have learned since Constantine but we are mistaken. The struggles for a unified vison are as pernicious now as they were 1700 years ago, and these are in turn reflected in the variegated phenomenon that was first century Jewish, Essenic, Pharisaic and Saduccean belief. Even Keefa had to address the confusion of his day, "who do YOU say I am?"

I think David has worked just as hard in his work as I have in mine. I think we have both been sincere and genuine in our efforts too, but honestly sometimes the flaws are NOT in the translated text, but in ourselves. People can't help but project their own positions--and we our own--into what we do. The best we can do is make a good effort to explain consistent methods, admit where we are coming from honestly and give the reader the tools to make up their own mind.

I say these things as a man who is extremely grateful to everyone here and who has been warmed by your favor and your enthusiasm for what I am trying to do. And yes, Bauscher has at times really vexed me, but he should know as all of you should also, that not for one moment have I questioned his Aramaic skills. Never. There are others who have been frauds and charlatans, but whatever Bauscher may have done it is not due to a lack of work or consistent study. You cannot fake Aramaic knowledge and when people have tried they have paid a huge price from me personally.

In the end my friends what I would suggest to you is that more translation of the Peshitta can only be a good thing, and there will be folks that are inspired by David's approach, others by Paul Younan's and a few by mine. Collectively we will advance. Divided we will fail.

Shlama w'burkate
Andrew Gabriel Roth
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Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Spyridon - 09-15-2008, 10:13 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Thirdwoe - 09-15-2008, 10:54 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Spyridon - 09-16-2008, 12:07 AM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Thirdwoe - 09-16-2008, 03:02 AM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Spyridon - 09-16-2008, 05:23 AM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Christina - 09-16-2008, 08:28 AM
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Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Amatsyah - 09-16-2008, 07:39 PM
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Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Christina - 09-16-2008, 08:14 PM
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Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Spyridon - 09-16-2008, 09:24 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Paul Younan - 09-16-2008, 10:37 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Christina - 09-16-2008, 10:43 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Spyridon - 09-16-2008, 10:48 PM
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Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Thirdwoe - 09-17-2008, 01:57 AM
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Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Paul Younan - 09-17-2008, 08:20 PM
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Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Christina - 09-17-2008, 10:23 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Spyridon - 09-17-2008, 10:43 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Paul Younan - 09-18-2008, 12:25 AM
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Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Thirdwoe - 09-18-2008, 02:34 PM
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Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Thirdwoe - 09-22-2008, 02:28 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Dawid - 09-23-2008, 01:09 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Thirdwoe - 09-23-2008, 02:26 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Andrew Gabriel Roth - 09-23-2008, 04:11 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by *Albion* - 09-23-2008, 04:16 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Thirdwoe - 09-24-2008, 12:12 AM
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Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by *Albion* - 09-24-2008, 10:21 PM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by Thirdwoe - 09-25-2008, 02:38 AM
Re: Who is Rev. David Bauscher? - by *Albion* - 09-25-2008, 03:51 AM
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