David O. Moomo


The translation of the OT into African languages is on the increase. OT scholars
and translators are discussing the problems of translating names that refer to God
and his attributes. In this article I argue that such discussions should be based on a
theoretical frame of reference. I also claim that African peoples possess theological
tradition that can provide rich sources of illumination in the search for ways of
translating divine names or attributes. The paper concludes by demonstrating how
this can be achieved by using a case from an African language.

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