Biblica has lauched a new website at www.nivbible2011.com to receive inquiries about the new NIV . Watch the video. They need to apologize to those who supported the TNIV but I haven’t heard a word. What they said is really to please its critics.
Due to this recent move by Zondervan, I think I will be boycotting TNIV for a while. I’m going to lay it aside and not even refer to it. Why? If people at Zondervan do not think it is good enough for public use, then fine, it’s not good enough for me either. Some may think this is being petty but this is how I see it. Betrayal of the public’s trust is important for me. For me, it’s like fathering a child and dumping him out after it has been born. Zondervan has done this same thing with TNIV. It did not have enough compassion to love its own child and defend it from harm. If not, then why should I bother to defend Zondervan? If Zondervan had integrity, they would have stuck up and defended it from its critics but they didn’t. They bowed to peer pressure and the almighty dollar $$$$. So for me, Zondervan has betrayed the people who have supported it. To continue supporting the TNIV is like condoning the actions of a father who dumps his own child. As a reader of bibles and a follower of translations, integrity of the publisher is important for me. Even if Zondervan puts out the new NIV in 2011 (with some likeness of the TNIV), I’m don’t feel I will be very excited to see it.
Am I still upset about this whole coverup fiasco? I am and will be for a while.
What translations will I be referring to now? I will be referring mostly to the NRSV, ESV and NLT. These will be my top translations for a while now.