This article explains the relationship between language and salvation: God uses language for our salvation, and we use language to show our gratitude.
This article shows how the fall affected the use of language in how we communicate with God and others. It also shows how redemption changes the language in these two relationships.
Jobes underlines the importance of Bible translation. She reflects on Bible translation through her outline of a biblical theology of language. She also explores relevance theory as it bears on the question of translation. Jobes works toward conclusions on what characteristics a translation must have to be faithful.
In seeking to apply the theory of perspectivism to Bible reading, this article shares principles that must govern such an application of perspectives. These principles are: aspects of the use of language, the relationship between systematic theology terms and biblical terms, the limitedness of knowledge we possess, the different perspectives of biblical writers, and the biblical motifs and their relationship to the biblical message.
Applying the theory of perspectivism to the reading of the Bible, the author of this article looks at the relationship between perspectives and meaning of words. The author shows that ordinary and biblical language can be used by individuals to say an indefininate number of things. This can make translating and interpreting the Bible difficult.
Calling for Christians to rethink the use of "bathroom" and sexual slang, this article shows that while on occassion Scripture does have some slang language, its use is different from how it is used today. Considering the use of God's name as slang, this article calls for reverence to God in our speech.
Bible translation is important. The view of the function of language and the task of the translator are no less important. One of the major stimuli to reevaluating the task of translation has been the feminist movement within the church. The discussion has largely centred on the use of gender-specific language, both of human beings and God.