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Saturday, June 03, 2006

TNIV review

Rick Mansfield continues his blog series on his top ten favorite Bible versions. His latest review is of the TNIV.



At Sat Jun 03, 03:50:00 PM, Blogger Suzanne McCarthy said...

Rick has written an excellent article and pointed out some relevent history.

He writes, Are scholars such as Douglas Moo and Bruce Waltke (both of whom are among the TNIV translators) really trying to feminize God's Word? I seriously doubt it.

I was fortunate to be at a conference recenty where Gordon Fee spoke. He walked us through the theme of the 'presence of God' in the OT and the 'Spirit of God' in the NT. His lectures were in many ways in the old Bible teaching tradition that I grew up with. He spoke of the Spirit as a 'he', the third person of the trinity.

Bruce Waltke is also a beloved Bible teacher in my hometown.

Egalitarian and complememntarian, they both speak of women in terms of Deborah and Huldah. They are deeply grounded in the OT scriptures and the prophetic tradition.

Rick also gives examples of differences in the language between the NIV and the TNIV. Thanks Rick for such a detailed article.

At Sun Jun 04, 03:27:00 PM, Blogger R. Mansfield said...

Thanks, Suzanne.

My apologies to everyone for all the typos in my entry. I always tell my students that they can't proofread their own work because they know what it's supposed to say.

My wife, Kathy, has always been my proofreader; but this post was so long, she didn't have opportunity to sit down and go through it with me until this afternoon. Anyway, all the major errors that she spotted are now fixed.


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