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Category Archives: Translations

Original Translator’s Draft Provides Earliest Known Look at the King James Bible

It’s been an exciting month for fans and historians of the King James Bible: scholars have identified a set of original translator’s notes that give us our earliest known look at how the King James Bible took shape: …in the archives of Sidney Sussex College there survives now the earliest known draft of any part […]

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“Made for You” Quarterly Theme Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the NIV Commissioning

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the world’s most read modern-English Bible, the New International Version (NIV), Zondervan (@Zondervan) and Biblica (@BiblicaMinistry) have partnered on a year-long commemorative #NIV50 campaign featuring quarterly themes that recognize the different ways the NIV has impacted the Christian church. The fourth theme of the year is […]

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Four Ways to Celebrate Bible Translation Day

Looking for a reason to celebrate this week? You’re in luck—today is Bible Translation Day! [Watch Wycliffe’s 2015 Scripture Celebration video.] You probably won’t find a Hallmark card for Bible Translation Day, but it’s nonetheless a good opportunity to think about an important topic. Christians believe that God has preserved the text of the Bible […]

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Bible Translation Organizations

Bible Gateway’s mission is to honor Christ by equipping people to read and understand the Bible, wherever they are. We see our commitment as an extension of the valuable and hard work of Bible translators. See the many Bible translations in multiple languages on Bible Gateway and on the Bible Gateway App. [See our blogpost, […]

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New Edition of Amplified Bible Now on Bible Gateway

According to The Lockman Foundation, the Amplified Bible is a translation that, “by using synonyms and definitions, both explains and expands the meaning of words in the text by placing amplification in parentheses and brackets and after key words or phrases. This unique system of translation allows the reader to more completely grasp the meaning […]

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Accolades for the New NIV Zondervan Study Bible

“…a magnificent achievement. The illustrations are stunning and the maps are expertly done. Most important, the content in both the articles and the commentary is superb. Every Bible reader and person in ministry should turn to it often for help.” Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist […]

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The Truth About the NIV: Guest Post by Carl Moeller

We’re living in a time when words are cheap. From the moment we wake up, all through our days, until we fall into bed, we’re bombarded by opinions, ideas, information, and advertising. While this makes it easier than ever to be informed and engaged in the world, it makes it much harder to sift out […]

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International Network of Children’s Ministry Adopts the International Children’s Bible® as Its Official Bible Translation

The International Network of Children’s Ministry (INCM) (@INCM) has adopted the International Children’s Bible® (ICB™) as its official translation, the result of a partnership with Thomas Nelson Publishers (@ThomasNelson). This partnership coincides with Thomas Nelson’s upcoming new product releases that feature the ICB translation, the first version of the Bible translated specifically for children. [Read […]

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Learn What Bible Study Resources Are Keyed to the NIV Bible Translation

When Bible scholars on the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) were first commissioned in 1965 to translate the New International Version (NIV) Bible, their goal was to create a readable version for the entire English-speaking world. Translators from the United States, Canada, England, Northern Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand were involved in the process to […]

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50th Anniversary Celebration of the NIV Commissioning Continues with “Made to Share” Quarterly Theme

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the world’s most read modern-English Bible, the New International Version (NIV), Biblica (@BiblicaMinistry) and Zondervan (@Zondervan) have partnered on a year-long commemorative #NIV50 campaign featuring quarterly themes to recognize the powerful impact that the NIV has made on the Christian church. The third theme of […]

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