What’s New in the 2011 NIV

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© 11-21 Colin Melbourne

Part 3 of 5

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.

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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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