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Re: Redaction

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  • joe baxter
    ... You are right. When something is revised in others ways it is amended . Joe Baxter
    Message 1 of 26 , Sep 23, 1998
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      At 10:48 PM 9/22/98 -0400, Stephen wrote:
      >
      >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.
      >

      You are right. When something is revised in others ways it is "amended".

      Joe Baxter
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