What is the history of the NIV Bible?

What is the history of the NIV Bible?

The newest version of the NIV translation is the first for Zondervan since 1984. The original NIV came out in 1978 as a result of an independent committee formed in the 1960s to produce a new translation. The Committee on Bible Translation meets yearly to consider changes in the NIV Bible.

What year did NIV Bible change?

With this group behind the wheel for the past 40 years, the NIV has seen three revisions: the original in 1978, the second in 1984, and the most recent in 2011.

Who edited the NIV Bible?

Steering the work on the NIV Study Bible is Dr. Kenneth Barker, who served as the general editor for the original 1985 edition and holds that role for the 2020 revision. Now approaching his 90th birthday, Barker has worked on the NIV Study Bible for nearly half his life.

What religion is the NIV Bible?


New International Version
Revision 1984, 2011
Publisher Biblica (worldwide) Zondervan (US) Hodder & Stoughton (UK)
Copyright The Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by Permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
Religious affiliation Evangelical

Is the NIV a good translation?

The NIV 1984 is a good translation, but like all translations it has shortcomings. Discussion so far indicates that the NIV 2011 is in some areas better than the NIV 1984, and in other areas worse. 1, 2 A concern about the NIV 2011 is its extensive use of gender neutral language. Adding some gender neutral

Why would anyone use the NIV?

Why would anyone use the NIV? The answer is because their pastor doesn’t want to offend them by criticizing other Bible versions, or because their pastor is just plain deceived himself by the Devil on the matter.

Why does the NIV Bible omit or have missing verses?

Supposedly “missing verses” in the NIV Bible were simply moved to footnotes in order to distinguish between elements from older and newer texts. Publisher HarperCollins has removed 45 complete verses from the NIV (New International Version) Bible. Some verses in the NIV were taken out of the main text.

Can the NIV be trusted?

Yes, of course it can be trusted. The NIV is a great translation. One of the best.