Why I Use the TNIV?

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  1. TCGreek

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    Accuracy.

    Readability.

    Contemporary for the most part.

    Emphasis on the Holy Spirit in Paul.

    Healthy footnoting.

    No slighting of women.

    *Now these are some of the reasons I use the TNIV as my primary text.
     
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    Well, shucks.

    You've just given me an excuse to add another Bible to the 40 or 50 that I already have.

    Curiosity killed the cat...and the pocket book.

    Is there any place I can preview it online?
     
  3. TCGreek

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    Try TNIV Online

    Have fun!
     
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    Got it!

    Thanks TCGreek!
     
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    I really enjoy the TNIV. It is one of my favorite Bibles and this is for the reasons listed in the OP. :thumbsup:
     
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    Why do I read the TNIV? Because it is holy Scripture, the written revelation to humanity from the one true God.

    I don't use the TNIV exclusively. Is the TNIV perfect? Probably not. God is using the TNIV. If its good enough for God, its good enough for me.
     
  7. TCGreek

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    Kool. I hope you enjoy browsing through it.
     
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    I'm glad you use it for some of the same reasons.
     
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    Franlin, there's no perfect translation out there.

    In fact, there are some renderings in the TNIV that I don't like. :thumbs:
     
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    Since I'm a traditional kind of guy, I read the NIV.
     
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    Some scholars who endorse the TNIV are still using their NIVs.
     
  12. Steven2006

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    What is the difference between the TNIV and the NIV?
     
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    About 7-10 % revisions.

    "Brothers" vs "Brothers and sisters"

    and more emphasis on the Spirit, esp. in Paul.

    And some tweaking of sentence structures and so on.

    For the most part I disliked the NIV, but now I've fully embraced the TNIV.

    How weird!
     
  14. Steven2006

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    Thanks

    Well thas wasn't a long enough meassage to post so I wrote this.
     
  15. Keith M

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    Maybe "Thanks, TCGreek!" would have been enough. That's 15 characters plus a space thrown in for good measure.

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Please recognize that just because you don't "like" them doesn't mean they're necessarily wrong. It sounds like a personal preference thing.
     
  17. TCGreek

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    Yep! That's it, my brother.
     

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