Diachronic Analysis of the Anthem of Love in the Hungarian Bible Translationsa Cover Image

A szeretet himnuszának diakrón elemzése a Magyar Bibliafordításokban
Diachronic Analysis of the Anthem of Love in the Hungarian Bible Translationsa

Author(s): Brigitta Szalma
Subject(s): Finno-Ugrian studies, Biblical studies, Philology, Translation Studies
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: historical linguistics; Hungarian Bible translations; anthem of love; comparing examination

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyses St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians chapter 13, namely the well-known anthem of love in the different Hungarian Bible translations. The aim of the research is to compare the texts of the Döbrentei and Érdy Codices, and draw a parallel between the reading of the St. Paul›s letters in the translation of Benedek Komjáthy and the translations of János Sylvester, Gáspár Károli and György Káldi. The first part of the paper – by properly contextualising the translations of the analysed text – briefly presents the given historical age, in which the translation of the examined text was made, and presents the significant linguistic phenomena of the era. According to the author, the six text corpus compared can be interpreted as phases of standardization of the Hungarian language; the religious-denominational differences influenced the spelling of the texts on a large scale, simultaneously the historical and cultural historical events had considerable effect on the formation of text translations.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 153-173
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Hungarian