[VIDEO] Kwakum Bible Translation: Step 2a: Drafting

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.”


Author: David M. Hare

Dave is a husband, father of four Africans, and is currently helping the Kwakum people do Oral Bible Storying and Bible translation in Cameroon, Africa.