Epistles of Thomas

September 1, 2009

NIV and TNIV to be replaced by Tom’s NIV

Filed under: Translation — Thomas @ 10:35
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Tomorrow’s NIV (Tom’s NIV) has been announced and will be published in 2011. I like the title, assuming that they stick with that abbreviation ;-). It is designed to replaced the ever popular NIV while avoiding the controversy which plagued the TNIV and has prevented it from selling. It will be interesting to see how things develop and what the repercussions are of discontinuing the NIV. I like the irony of the title of their press release: “Biblica Announces First Update in Quarter Century of the World’s Most Popular Bible.” I wonder what the TNIV was then, especially given that Tom’s NIV is mean to replace both. Of course, if the TNIV had been well received we would never have seen a Tom’s NIV.



1 Comment »

  1. And the reason why it’s the first update in 25 years is that they promised to never update it (after having already updated it twice for the NIV-GI and NIrV). This was shortly before they came out with “a new translation” which will look suspiciously like the third update when all the dust settles.

    Actually, the database containing the CBT’s translation of the Bible into English has been continually updated since 1973.

    Comment by White Man — September 17, 2009 @ 14:31 | Reply

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