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Interesting Quote re The NIV

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Rippon, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. Rippon

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    I wasa browsing a Christian bookstore the other day . I came across a book : Interpreting The New Testament Text . One of the contributing authors is I. Howard Marshall , a well-known New Testament scholar . His chapter dealt with the introduction of Mark . The following is from a footnote on page 315 .

    The reason for choosing the NIV and the NRSV for primary use in study is that they are both fairly literal in their rendering of the Greek text , avoiding the interpretation found in some translations and the freedom to recast the text found in others . I once had to write a commentary based on one of these other versions of a New Testament book , and I found that time and time again I was writing : " The translation says this , but the Greek really means that ." For study purposes it is better to have the next best thing to the Greel text ...
     
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    puns usually can't translate from one language to another
     
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    What are the "other versions" to which he refers?
     
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    Jerome , it was just a footnote . he did not specify what the "other versions" were .

    I can't belive my typos : "wasa" and "greel text" .

    It was interesting that such a New Testament scholar as Marshall would commend the NIV ( along with the NRSV ) . I am used to many lesser students of the Word dismissing the NIV for its inaccuracy .
     
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