© 11-21 Colin Melbourne
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How much has been changed since 1984?
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To give you an idea how many gender terms have been altered between the 1984 and 2011 NIV, a word count reveals;
- He, him, himself, and his, have been removed or changed 1367 times.
- Man, men; 1503 times.
- Brother, brothers; 149 times.
- Father, fathers, forefather, forefathers; 379 times.
The high frequency of de-masculinized words gives readers quite a jolt. You won’t fall asleep the first time you read this Bible.
It’s Just the TNIV in a New Frock
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