Here is a narrower, chronological format in which you can conceptualize this book as a work of translation:
1. Academia/Universities and Research Centers
2. Translation Studies discipline
3. Source text/material – the Bible and the dreams in the spirit realm
4. Target text/translation – this book
5. The spiritual effect/aftermath
A possible spiritual consequence may arise from reading the Bible or from reading texts derived from the Bible, and that consequence is “conversion” – just the same way as one may become converted into the philosophy of capitalism as a result of reading works and ideas on capitalism.
In other words, there are two-pronged dimensions that accrue from this book, or from several of my works on Bible Commentary:
1. The Bible is, for you, just as any rich academic literature book that you read, examine, explore, question, analyze, translate and interpret in as many myriad forms as possible, reading between the lines and seeing plausible messages, themes, communications, ideas, concepts, and hidden meanings that you discover, reveal, argue, and expatiate with copious underpinnings of versified exposition, demonstrating textual analysis skill to decipher parables, allegories, metaphors, similes, all forms and manner of poetic figures of speech, and dark sayings, and so on and so forth. Or
2. The Bible is, for you, not like any other book, but is rather spiritual and those words in it, as we say that words have power, do indeed have power to connect into your spirit, into your inner hidden self to reveal yourself to yourself in ways that no other book is able to accomplish!
i. John 6:63 (KJV) It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
ii. Romans 7:14 (KJV) For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
iii. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV) But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
iv. Hebrews 4:12 (KJV) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
v. James 1:23 (KJV) For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
vi. James 1:24 (KJV) For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
vii. James 1:25 (KJV) But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
To those of you who adhere to the number 1 characterization of this book, or any of my several works on Bible Commentary, you will find plenty academic literature evidence just as those of you who adhere to the number 2 characterization of this book, or any of my several works on Bible Commentary, you will also find plenty spiritual effect and evidence.
Dr. Peter Pryce holds a Ph.D. in Translation and Interpretation, with research interest in Translation Theory and Practice, and Sacred Text Analyses of the Bible and Qur’an. Dr. Pryce is certified and licensed in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia in School Leadership and Administration I & II.
Dr. Pryce is a Professor of French in Bowie State University in Maryland, USA. Prof Pryce is also a Bilingual Conference Interpreter and he taught Translation and Techniques of Expression in the Department of French, University of Education, Winneba, GHANA. Dr. Pryce also taught Translation and Interpreting (French and English) in the Department of Modern Languages, University of Ghana, LEGON.
Dr. Pryce often teaches on Radio and TV in the Bible and Qur’an Lecture Series drawing from his long experience as a Bible Commentary Writer, Corporate Language Instructor, Technical Writer, French Embassy award-winning Poet, Conference Speaker, Book Editor, Presidential Speech Writer, and Author with intellectual property registered with the United States Copyright Office in Washington, DC.