"The object of all good literature is to purge the soul of its petty troubles." ~ P.G. Wodehouse

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NIV2011 Available on the Web

The NIV2011 which is to replace the 1984 NIV and the TNIV is now available at www.BibleGateway.com. This change was announced in September 2009. It seems that Zondervan felt that there had been too much backlash against the TNIV, but they still wanted to have a gender inclusive version of the NIV. The NIV2011 is an attempt at a compromise. We shall see how it turns out. The initial discussion on the text at Evangelical Textual Criticism implies that the NIV2011 is closer to the TNIV that the NIV 1984. I will have to do my own checking, but I am aware that compared to the more recent translations, such as the NLT2004 and ESV, the NIV 1984 is the least gender inclusive. This should come as no surprise since it was translated before there was much of a gender inclusive discussion.

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