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Bible Version Detail — Today's New International Version(TNIV)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:TNIV
Name:Today's New International Version
Functional Translation (1-10):3
Formal Translation (1-10):8
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):7
Public Reading (1-10):6
Serious Study (1-10):5
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):9
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):No
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):Yes
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):Yes
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):No
Committee Note:Moderate Evangelical
The controversy surrounding this revision of the NIV may obscure its value. It remains in the NIV tradition, which is moderately functional in style and very readable. It adds some more accurate gender language from the perspective of a modern audience. If that bothers you, stick with the old NIV.

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A Gender Neutral Example ? Hebrews 2:6-8 (Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:13:11 +0000)

A couple of days ago I discussed gender-neutral language in a post dealing with both inerrancy and Bible translation issues. Today, as I was doing some reading about Hebrews, I encountered a vigorous comment against such language in a passage in Hebrews. The passage in question is Hebrews 2:6-8, and it quotes from Psalm 8:4-6. The NIV translates the first anthrwpos as “mankind” and then huios anthrwpou as “a son of man.” They then continue with a series of plural...

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