1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Why I Use the TNIV?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by TCGreek, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. TCGreek

    TCGreek New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Ratings:
    +0
    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.
     
  2. RustySword

    RustySword New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    93
    Ratings:
    +0
    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

    TCGreek New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Ratings:
    +0
    Try TNIV Online

    Have fun!
     
  4. RustySword

    RustySword New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    93
    Ratings:
    +0
    Got it!

    Thanks TCGreek!
     
  5. BaptistLady02

    BaptistLady02 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    51
    Ratings:
    +0
    I really enjoy the TNIV. It is one of my favorite Bibles and this is for the reasons listed in the OP. :thumbsup:
     
  6. franklinmonroe

    franklinmonroe Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,872
    Ratings:
    +4
    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

    TCGreek New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Ratings:
    +0
    Kool. I hope you enjoy browsing through it.
     
  8. TCGreek

    TCGreek New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm glad you use it for some of the same reasons.
     
  9. TCGreek

    TCGreek New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Ratings:
    +0

    Franlin, there's no perfect translation out there.

    In fact, there are some renderings in the TNIV that I don't like. :thumbs:
     
  10. thomas15

    thomas15 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,456
    Ratings:
    +0
    Since I'm a traditional kind of guy, I read the NIV.
     
  11. TCGreek

    TCGreek New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Ratings:
    +0
    Some scholars who endorse the TNIV are still using their NIVs.
     
  12. Steven2006

    Steven2006 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,065
    Ratings:
    +0
    What is the difference between the TNIV and the NIV?
     
  13. TCGreek

    TCGreek New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Ratings:
    +0
    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

    Steven2006 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,065
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks

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

    Keith M New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2002
    Messages:
    2,024
    Ratings:
    +0
    Maybe "Thanks, TCGreek!" would have been enough. That's 15 characters plus a space thrown in for good measure.

    :thumbsup:
     
  16. franklinmonroe

    franklinmonroe Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,872
    Ratings:
    +4
    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

    TCGreek New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yep! That's it, my brother.
     
Loading...