un-bashing the NIV

David McKay blogs that an author unfairly singled out the NIV wording of Job 3:24. He concludes:

In drawing attention to this bit of NIV-bashing, I’m not aiming to make you wary of David Jackson or his book, because I think it is a valuable one which I [hope] you will read and ponder, but I’m merely commenting that it is worth checking whether a rendering in one version has also been adopted in others, and if so, allowing the translators some credit for their reasons for their decision.

That call for fairness in all of our assessments of Bible versions is timely. We want to be fair here on BBB, as well.

One thought on “un-bashing the NIV

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s