Bible Translation that translates proper names and places (proper nouns)?

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Liam | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 28 2022 8:29 PM

I would love a translation that literally translated proper nouns (perhaps only in parentheses upon their first occurrence in the text). Usually I have found that knowing some name translations in any particular passage enhances my understanding of the passage in some way. However - I know of no translations whatsoever that attempt to do this for the reader. Instead the reader must look up every name in order to find out it’s original meaning. 

But, it really surprises me that no Bible translation has attempted to do this. Wondering if anyone has ever heard of one that does.. and if so if it’s available in Logos..

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 28 2022 9:05 PM

Also - it’s actually difficult to find dictionaries that do this as well. Often the dictionary article will contain a blurb on the biblical character - but not give the literal translation of the biblical character’s name. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 28 2022 9:26 PM

Aaron | The amazing name Aaron: meaning and etymology (abarim-publications.com) a sample from an online Hebrew name dictionary

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 28 2022 9:42 PM

Looks like a great resource site! Thanks MJ! Now if we could just find a way to get parenthetical definitions added to our Bibles via visual filters…

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Morgan | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 29 2022 2:03 AM

Liam:

Looks like a great resource site! Thanks MJ! Now if we could just find a way to get parenthetical definitions added to our Bibles via visual filters…

If you're willing to put in the work, create a custom highlight for each person that adds text before/after.

For Aaron, create the custom highlight that adds the information provided from MJ's resource "(Bright, Accumulation, Center of Cheer)". Create a visual filter that searches <Person Aaron> and apply the custom highlight to that result.

You'd have to create a unique highlight style for each person, but they could all be put in the same visual filter.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 30 2022 2:44 PM

Morgan:

Liam:

Looks like a great resource site! Thanks MJ! Now if we could just find a way to get parenthetical definitions added to our Bibles via visual filters…

If you're willing to put in the work, create a custom highlight for each person that adds text before/after.

For Aaron, create the custom highlight that adds the information provided from MJ's resource "(Bright, Accumulation, Center of Cheer)". Create a visual filter that searches <Person Aaron> and apply the custom highlight to that result.

You'd have to create a unique highlight style for each person, but they could all be put in the same visual filter.

It is pretty amazing you can do this in Logos.. however, I definitely don't have the time for something this expansive and tedious..

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 30 2022 4:23 PM

Liam:

Also - it’s actually difficult to find dictionaries that do this as well. Often the dictionary article will contain a blurb on the biblical character - but not give the literal translation of the biblical character’s name. 

The Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names gives a brief gloss of most if not all Bible names. If you prioritize it, it will appear in the Context Menu just be sure to select Selection on the upper left of the panel. EDBN will appear under Look up.

I know of no Bible translation that offers this feature.

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Liam | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 30 2022 4:34 PM

Thank you Beloved. I’ll look in to this.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 30 2022 4:37 PM

I'm surprised FL, with their penchant for listing everything, haven't done name definitions. But even more surprised that both of my name-definition resources are not passage keyed, so one could use a CitedBy panel lookup. How lazy!

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