Friday, September 4, 2009

BiBLE TRANSLATiONS [and the new NiV]

Stereotyping Bible readers. Stolen from Scot McKnight, here. Very funny if, like me, you are way too immersed in American evangelicalism.
  • NRSV for liberals and Shane Claiborne lovers
  • ESV for Reformed complementarian Baptists
  • HCSB for LifeWay store buying Southern Baptists
  • NIV for complementarian evangelicals
  • TNIV for egalitarians
  • NASB for those who want straight Bible, forget the English
  • NLT for generic brand evangelicals
  • Amplified for folks who have no idea what translation is but know that if you try enough words one of them will hit pay dirt
  • NKJV and KJV for Byzantine manuscript-tree huggers
  • The Message for evangelicals looking for a breath of fresh air and seeker sensitive, never-read-a-commentary evangelists who find Peterson's prose so catchy

This is, of course, all brought on by the announcement of the new NIV coming out in 2011. Which, if you think about it, could read: The New New International Version Version. Here are some various takes on it all:

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