Trinity Is Site for Announcement of Update to NIV Bible
It was 1965 when the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) held its first meeting at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, to begin carrying out its mission—to create and revise a new translation of the Bible.
More than 40 years later, on September 1, 2009, representatives from the CBT, Biblica, and Zondervan—the world’s leading Bible publisher—chose Trinity as the venue for announcing the first update to the New International Version (NIV) in 25 years. Keith Danby, global president and CEO of Biblica; Moe Girkins, Zondervan president and CEO; and Professor Douglas Moo, CBT chairman, were the speakers at this historic webcast conference event and answered myriad questions from the Trinity and webcast audiences.
“We want to reach English speakers across the globe with a Bible that is accurate, accessible, and that speaks to its readers in a language they can understand,” said Danby of Biblica (formerly IBS-STL).
The NIV, first published in 1978 and revised in 1984, is the most-read contemporary English translation today with more than 350 million copies in print worldwide. The revision is slated for completion late next year, with publication in 2011.
“It was a privilege to attend the conference announcing the NIV translation project,” said Steve Timmermans, president of the College. “The depth of scholarship, the desire to make the Bible accessible to English speakers around the world, and the commitment to God’s unchanging Word was evident and encouraging.”
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