- At 10:48 PM 9/22/98 -0400, Stephen wrote:
>You are right. When something is revised in others ways it is "amended".
>While reading and hearing some of the news coverage regarding the release
>of governments in this latest scandal here in Washington, D.C., I have
>noticed that the words "redaction" and "redact" have a very different
>connotation in the secular/political world than in biblical studies.
>Although in both spheres "redaction" denotes "editing," the connotation
>in biblical studies stresses what was added or rearranged to produce the
>secondary text. For example, we often speak of a certain passage or phrase
>as "Matthean redaction" and the like. Inside the "Beltway", the term
>emphasizes what was removed from the document, for example, the names
>of government agents that a witness testified to meeting.