Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The TNIV Translation


In my cynical moments, I imagine they took some laid-off technical writers from the dot com bust and told them to re-work the NIV to give it the majestic beauty of the New American Standard, while retaining the rigorous standards for textual fidelity that characterized The Living Bible.

I find that it makes the Biblical language contemporary and easy to understand, as seen in this passage:


Lorna said...

loved this :)


Anonymous said...

the TNIV was not translated by some "laid off dot com" people. But by scholars and linguists and people a lot smarter than you or me...nice try though.
As for the video...well...funny and sacriligous...is that possible?

John said...

Glad to put a smile on your face, Lorna.