The first step in Bible translation is Exegesis, which leads to a front translation. The second step is called Drafting. In this stage we work to understand the text as a group, then develop the first draft of the text in Kwakum. Over the next four videos we will be describing the process of drafting.
In this video, I talk to Koo (one of our translators) about the first part of the process of drafting: understanding the text. The most important concept here is:
“You cannot translate a text that you do not understand.”