In this article, the author presents Martin Buber’s translation of the Hebrew bible into German. Buber made a great effort to express the original etymological meaning of the Hebrew words in the German translation. In his work, Buber followed a dialogical principle and a theo-political principle. The dialogical principle refers to a hermeneutical interpretation which enables a dialogue between the original text and present time. In his theo-political interpretation, Buber emphasizes the politics of the people of Israel and God as the king of Israel. These principles are most fruitful for a hermeneutical and existential interpretation of the Bible, rather than for a historical-critical interpretation.
Keywords Buber   Martin   1878-1965   Hermeneutics   Dialogue   Jewish theology   Bible -- Translating   Hebrew language   German language
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DOI 10.30752/nj.69445
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