NNIV Thoughts with Comments
Another of our friends presented this interesting observation:
- I frequently hear advocates of the 2011 NIV use the following argument to give merit to the translation:
- 95% is the same as the 1984 version
3.5% is better
What then goes without saying is that 1.5% is worse, and that number sounds very small.
There are ~775,000 words in the Bible. I’m sure it varies a few hundred from translation to translation. 1.5% is ~12000 words. 12000 words is 15-20 pages, depending on font type and size. So, if one wants to rationalize with numbers, a small number like 1.5% becomes a very big number in terms of words and pages. And I am again reminded of Luther's words regarding purity of doctrine.