[Linux4christians] NIV Bible for Linux
livingsky at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 17:23:39 EDT 2006
On 8/10/06, edoc7 <edoc7 at verizon.net> wrote:
> The NIV was originally contracted as an adolescent-
> friendly translation. This shows in the frequently
> simplified refection of meaning for ease of reading.
I think that you might need to check out your understanding of what the NIV
was created for. You might be referring to the NIrV which was done to create
a Bible more understandable to children.
"From the beginning of the project, the Committee on Bible Translation held
to certain goals for the *New International Version*: that it would be an
accurate translation and one that would have clarity and literary quality
and so prove suitable for public and private reading, teaching, preaching,
memorizing and liturgical use."
The first concern of the translators has been the accuracy of the
translation and its fidelity to the thought of the biblical writers. They
have weighed the significance of the lexical and grammatical details of the
Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts.
both quotes taken from http://www.ibs.org/niv/background.php
If you wish to check out the NIV or NIrV, go to http://www.ibs.org/
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