What’s New in the 2011 NIV

Image of Madagascan Lemur

© 11-21 Colin Melbourne

Part 3 of 5

How much has been changed since 1984?

Image of NIV logo Image courtesy of Biblica

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.

Picture of Editor. Copyright Colin Melbourne
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

It is free to Join and Login to read more. If you have already registered and joined, please login below. New visitors can also join below.

Current Users Log In
New User Registration
Tick the boxes to confirm that you have read and agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy*
*Required field