Will discontinue Today's New International Version
Oct 06, 2009
The copyright holder of the New International Version of the Bible says that it will phase out the controversial gender-inclusive Today’s New Inter national Version translation once a panel of evangelical scholars completes work on a thoroughly reviewed and updated version of the NIV in 2011.
The NIV, last updated in 1984, has been enormously popular among evangelical Christians, with more than 300 million in print worldwide. Zondervan, the publisher, and the NIV translating team are making adjustments for changes in English usage.
“If we want a Bible that English speakers around the world can understand, we have to listen to, and respect, the vocabulary they are using today,” said Keith Danby, CEO of Biblica, the copyright holder and translation sponsor of the NIV.