Battling Over the Meaning of the Bible’s Words

In March, a group known as the Committee on Bible Translation released a new edition of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. The first edition, released in 1984, has been one of the best-selling translations of the Bible in centuries – second only to the...

The Last Word: Controlling Translations of the Bible

One of the most popular biblical translations among evangelical conservatives is the New International Version. Introduced in 1978, and immediately endorsed by Billy Graham, the NIV has sold more than 300 million copies. As of 2011, the NIV is scheduled for an update....