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Featured Predictions for CBA Best Selling Bibles...

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Rippon, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
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    in the coming months. I will venture to say that the NIV will retain its #1 status. I know that's playing it kind od risky but...

    Okay,if the Lord tarries I will hazard a guess that the top 5 versions for Dec. 2013 will be: Are you ready? Drum roll....

    #1 NIV
    #2 KJV
    #3 NLT
    #4 NKJ
    #5 Common English Bible

    What about your forecasts?
     
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    Rippon, a question, if you don't mind.

    Are you associated, in any manner, with the translation and/or publishing of the NIV?
     
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    Esv will amke top 5!
     
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    Absolutely not. I have been asked that question before. I guess you missed it.
     
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    I might as well mention the order of the remaining top ten versions for Dec. 2013.

    #6 HCSB
    #7 NIrV
    #8 NASBU
    #9 The Message
    #10 Reina Valera
     
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    It will be interesting if the CEB supplants the ESV at number 5.

    Few of the Bibles I consider the best translations seem to do very well, i.e. the NASB95, the NET, the WEB, but the KJV, HCSB and NKJV remain near the top.
     
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    By the way,I wish the top five for Dec would be :

    #1 NIV
    #2 NLT
    #3 HCSB
    #4 NIrV
    #5 NASBU

    However,what I want,and what I suspect will be, are two different things.
     
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    why not the Esv, that seems to be the current version of choice among baptsits, isn't it?
     
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    is the WEB out in full bible now?
     
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    Yes, I did. Thank you for replying.
     
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    Watching the CEB, an interesting translation. Still can't get used to the Human One though.
     
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    The intriguing thing to watch is comparative sales trends.

    In other words: how do current sales marks line up against past years and seasons?

    With the massive, and I mean massive, move amongst millennials and younger Xers to electronic platforms (smart phones and tablets) which almost solely host their Scriptural texts, how will physical text sales go.

    Right now the major players in the electronic text world have a happy agreement with major publishers. Yet, if the sales figures begin to decline (or show signs of declination) will the publishers of these versions yank their copyrights?

    I don't doubt the list in the OP is accurate. However, I also don't think it matters all that much. Most folks will buy whatever version their spiritual leader/influencer tells them. The release of the NIV 2011 has been given a lukewarm reception. Honestly, if I was Johnny Churchgoer who grew up with the NIV84, had a good copy of the NIV84, and still read from NIV84 I wouldn't update to a shiny new NIV11.

    These figures will be interesting to see. :)
     
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    I seem to have overlooked that version altogether. It may sound hard to believe,but it wasn't intentional.
     
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    Only among the pro-ESV/anti-NIV crowd.

    It won't be a "good copy" for long,and since JCg doesn't keep up with the news he will buy a brand new NIV;2011 edition.
     
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    quote] And the pro nasb/kjv/Nkjv etc ! AND those who honestly think the Niv 1984 was just fine![/quote]

    Those groups would feel "lukewarm!"
     
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    The CBA Best Sellers For June 2013

    Based on dollar sales

    1)NIV
    2)KJV
    3)NLT
    4)NKJ
    5)ESV
    6)CEB
    7)HCSB
    8)Reina Valera 1960
    9)NASB
    10)NIrV

    I think I detect an upward mobility trend for the CEB as well as for the NLT. I think the ESV and HCSB are going south by wintertime. Maybe the NKJ will join them. We shall wait and see.
     
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    My guestimation:

    NIV
    KJV
    ESV
    NLT
    THE MESS
    HCSB
    CEB
    NASB
    NKJV
     
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    Those groups would feel "lukewarm!"[/QUOTE]

    Your BB quoting skills are phenomenal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :laugh:
     
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    Hmmm... based on the latest CBA you think there will be that much of an adjustment by December! Among other placements you lowered the NKJV by 6 and upped the ESV by two.

    I don't think the NKJV will drop by that degree. And I don't see the ESV making the climb to #3. It's going to be too hard of a hill to climb for the ESV. The newest on the block (CEB)will likely go head-to-head with the NLT.
     
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    I'm wondering what's percolating underneath the top ten. Maybe the NRSV,CEV,GW and others will soon appear in the top 10.
     
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