Tag Archives: NIV

Choosing a Study Bible

Among the most important choices a Christian makes is selecting a Bible translation for daily study. You may be saying, “I thought they were all the same.” No, and that is why you need more information! To discuss different translations, … Continue reading

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NIV 2011: How much paraphrase is too much?

Some popular English Bible translations do a better job than others in maintaining fidelity to the original text of Scripture. As you know, the Old Testament was recorded in biblical Hebrew (except for a few parts of Daniel and Ezra … Continue reading

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NIV 2011 and Perfection

The new NIV 2011 shows its value in the insightful translation of Philippians 3:12, but it shows no improvement in Matthew 5:48.  In Philippians 3:12, the Greek verb in question, teleio?, is frequently — and wrongly — translated as if it … Continue reading

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NIV 2011 — The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Before describing some issues I have with NIV 2011, I want to say that NIV 2011 is one of the top three English translations now available. It may even become my favorite, though currently I am using it in conjunction … Continue reading

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Overselling the NIV for 2011

In about one week the New International Version (NIV) for 2011 will be available in print form in bookstores and by online order. On balance, this is a favorable development for all English-speaking Christians. However, NIV-2011 is a commercial product … Continue reading

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Bibles: The Heritage of NIV for 2011

The New International Version (NIV) first came out in 1973 (NT) with great fanfare. It was the first major English translation to abandon the King James Version and its successors as a baseline for English Bible translation. The full NIV … Continue reading

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