Archive for November, 2010

For new version, head of NIV translation committee admits they are man-pleasers

November 23, 2010

New version of Bible backs away from ‘inclusive’ language – thestar.com
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/894798–new-version-of-bible-backs-away-from-inclusive-language

Not a direct quote, but here is a paragraph from the article:

“…Doug Moo, Wheaton Bible College scholar and head of the translation committee for the NIV, says he hopes the new version will please everyone….”

They’re admitting they made the 2002 version more “inclusive”, so now they’re putting back in some words they took out, like “man” or “mankind”, because the changes 2002 version were “not well received”.

Showing fluency in the other modern language known as Doublespeak, he also told the Nashville Tennesseean, “We really tried to get it right this time…. …We tried to be careful about not bowing to any cultural or ecclesiastical agenda.”

Note the difference in the article between this quote:

“The majority of what has changed involves comparatively minor matters of vocabulary, sentence structure and punctuation: changes that move the NIV from the English of 1984 to the English of 2011,” according to translation notes on the NIV website.

…and this one:

“In any instance where we became convinced that past decisions failed to live up to this standard, we did not hesitate to change them,” its website says. “If there was compelling new data on the state of contemporary English usage, or if a compelling exegetical argument was made — whether it involved moving backward or forward — the committee made the changes that were necessary.”

After hoping everybody likes this one, and after selling an edition that bows to gender contortions, they’re telling us they’re “giving up on bowing to cultural or ecclesiastical agenda”??!!??

Wishy washy wishy washy, every wind of doctrine and market share.

–aec