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Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by RipponRedeaux, Jan 17, 2022.

  1. RipponRedeaux

    RipponRedeaux Well-Known Member

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    best selling English Bible translations published in the 21 Century for September 2022 :

    NIV
    NIRV
    NLT
    NRSVue
    NASB2020
    CSB
    ESV
    CEB
    RNJB
    NABRE
    Expanded Bible
     
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    What is the NABRE? Also the Expanded Bible?
     
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    The NABRE is the New American Bible Revised Edition. It's a Roman Catholic translation.

    The Expanded Bible (EXB) has the NCV as its base text. The EXB modified it and has many alternatives supplied in the text. Some would say it is a modern equivalent of the Amplified Version. But I think it's better. Some good scholars such as Tremper Longman and Mark Strauss worked on this.

    I guess you don't frequent Bible Gateway.
     
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    I do not think that my wish list will come true. The last three of my eleven will most certainly not be selling that well. Of course I hope they do. The CEB hasn't made the best seller list yet. (I could be wrong). The CSB will probably end up in the top five. The NRSVeu and NASB2020 will lag behind the CSB, because they won't have the momentum as the well-established translations. However, the former two might make the list in September sales. It would be quite the trick for the NRSVeu to place after being released in August of 2022. It's gotten plenty of promotion though.
     
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    Top Ten Best-Selling Bible Translations Compared to Ten Years Ago (2021 Update)

    Rankings as of June 2021 (numbers in parentheses are 2011 rankings).
      • New International Version (NIV) (1)
      • King James Version (KJV) (2)
      • New Living Translation (NLT) (4)
      • English Standard Version (ESV) (5)
      • New King James Version (NKJV) (3)
      • Christian Standard Bible (CSB) (6)
      • Reina Valera (RV) (not ranked)
      • New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) (9)
      • The Message (Message) (8)
      • Nueva Version International (NVI)(not ranked)
    Top Ten Best-Selling Bible Translations Compared to Ten Years Ago (2021 Update) | Church Answers
     
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    That's interesting, but five of them are not applicable to my OP. Do you know which ones?
     
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    It always amazed me that folks will buy a bible but never read much in it.
     
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    Are you planning to buy another Bible translation?
     
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    I personally bought various English translations for decades earlier in ministry. SO thankful that I can get a huge variety of texts FREE now online.

    Side note: Am I the only one slightly disappointed that the NIV was/is #1? [sigh]
     
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    I am delighted that the NIV has been # 1 for almost half a century. Yippee!
     
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    No, I have discarded the NIV as a non worthy tool compared to the NASB (1995 not the 2020), the NKJV, the Berean litteral and study Bible, and at times the ESV (though not often).

    I am also thankful that without spending a dime, I have all these and more on line.
     
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    Which NIV --the 1984 edition or the current one?

    I've never heard of the Berean literal and study Bible. Are you speaking of one or two translations?

    You need to stretch your wings and broaden your horizons agedman.
     
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    The NIV is an ok translation. But certainly there are better ones out there. Including reformation Bibles.
     
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    There are two. One which is more conservative to the originals, and one that attempts to round off the roughness into a more readable form. I don't know which I like better.

    You can find them here: Genesis 1 BSB

    Here is a site too: Berean Bible: Examine the Scriptures
     
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    You're speaking of Study Bibles. I am talking about Bible translations.
     
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    I had asked you what edition of the NIV you are talking about, the 1984 or the current one.
     
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    I was not fully convinced concerning the common use of the NIV as far back as the first edition in the late 1970's (78 IF I recall correctly). I really thought the NASB at the time was a better workingman's edition.
    But since then, it seems as though as the popularity grew so did a modernistic and liberal view of the Scriptures being the final authority in a believer's life diminish.

    I'm not saying the NIV was the cause, nor was it even the result, but part of the whole culture of the 70's that was riddled with the 60's rebelliousness.
     
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    Since the NIV was not the cause or in the very remoteness related the rebelliousness of the late 1960s --why on earth did you seemingly tie them together? You might as well connect the 1971 edition of the NASB to the problems of the 1970s.

    The New Testament of the NIV was published in 1973 and the whole canon in 1978.

    Take a gander at the scholars of the NIV, if you are even familiar with biblical scholarship, and give me an apology for saying crass things about the translation.
     
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    Well, here’s the thing, what I posted concerning those times was:
    I don’t know your own experience during the late 60’s and throughout the 70’s but there was a huge drifting that took place that resulted in much of the error of this day. The charisma, the form of modern worship, the acceptance of questionable things, were all a part of those times and even these.

    Just how much was involved in the translators mind in attempting to produce something popularly appealing is demonstrated in the sales. That it is translated to be popular was the intent. To what effect it has had on the current modernism in churches, I have no authority to state. I suggested a pattern, that is all.

    I gave my opinion, and if it is not acceptable I have no reason to change it.

    Back in the day, I heard more then one preacher blaming the RSV about the drifting, too.

    I suppose it comes with the territory, however, even as young as I was the NIV just never got my full support.
     
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    Once again your illogical thinking is problematic. The NIV and the erosion of society during the 60s and 70s has not one whit of association. You certainly should change your fallacious opinion --it is not only wacky, but devoid of rationality.

    The manner of translation was in harmony with the way Luther and Tyndale viewed it. Put it in the language of the people. It should be in their vernacular. Not dirty street lingo but straightforward communication that reaches an international audience; not just native English speakers.
     
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