Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Update of popular 'NIV' Bible due in 2011

From USA Today-

The scholars and publishers behind the world's leading English language evangelical Bible announced Tuesday that they would publish a updated translation in 2011.
"And we'll make sure we get it right this time," says Keith Danby, president and chief executive officer of Biblica, once known as the International Bible Society.

FAITH & REASON: Every word counts in Bible politics
Biblica, the Committee on Bible Translation and evangelical publisher Zondervan jointly announced the newest New International Version Bible — and acknowledged they were still singed by the fire and brimstone cast down on earlier update efforts.

'NIV' BIBLE: Publisher puts it in Americans' handwriting
The NIV, now in pews and homes in 46 countries, was originally published in 1978; it was updated in 1984. A plan to revise it in 1997 died when word got out that it would use "inclusive language" — code for largely eliminating masculine pronouns.

The scholars and publishers tried again, releasing an accessible updated translation in 2005. This Bible had a slightly different name, Today's New International Version, or TNIV It eliminated masculine or feminine usage they said was unsupported by original manuscripts or unclear in modern lingo.

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1 comment:

Zachary said...

Form the tonight show with conan obrien: "... They are changing the language to keep up the progression of modern English... So now genesis will read 'on the 7th day the Lord chillaxed'"