Is the Holman Translation going to be limited to Southern Baptist Churches simply because it is printed by "Holman"? Are there other Baptists who have the Holman and what are you thoughts? I know the Sunday School material used by many SBC churches now quote both the KJV and the Holman. The second translation used to be the NIV, but that has changed. I have heard two reasons for this and both make sense. 1st, why not get rid of having to pay the very expensive NIV royalties by quoting your own translation. and 2nd, with the NIV coming out with a questionable translation, why not get rid of it before it becomes an issue that the SBC must deal with. Both of these came from very high sources within the convention. The real purpose of my thread, though is to find out what other groups think about the Holman. Personally, I think it is a great translation, but may be limited due to the Holman name.