Gender-accurate TNIV Bible is online and searchable

The International Bible Society now has the Today’s New International Version (TNIV) of the Bible online.

While I’m not a big biblical literalist, I do appreciate the devotion of the evangelicals in pursuing accurate biblical translations, believing as they do that the Bible is the exact literal word of God written by God’s own finger, or something like that.  Although my mainstream denomination uses the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), and I personally prefer the Revised Standard Version (RSV) for the sheer poetry of the prose, I often turn to the New International Version (NIV) when reading to understand a particular passage.

The TNIV attempts to be even more accurate in its portrayal of God’s word by accurate translations of gender-specific words like “man”, differentiating between usage of the word to mean “human”–which is deplored in English textbooks as inaccurate language–or “male person”.

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