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AN INDEPENDENT BODY: The Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) is the self-governed,
independent team of evangelical biblical scholars that controls the translation of the NIV Bible.
No publisher or any other third party can tell the CBT how to translate God’s Word.
The scholarship
of the NIV is reliable.
• ACCURATE
•
REA
DABLE • CLEAR
1. BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF BIBLICAL LANGUAGE AND HISTORY
2. BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CURRENT ENGLISH USAGE
TWO FACTORS GO
INTO THE ONGOING
REVIEW OF THE NIV:
DR. JEANNINE K. BROWN, USA
BETHEL SEMINARY
CONVERGE WORLDWIDE
DR. KAREN H. JOBES, USA
WHEATON COLLEGE, RETIRED
EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
DR. MARK L. STRAUSS, USA
BETHEL SEMINARY SAN DIEGO
CONVERGE WORLDWIDE
DR. BILL MOUNCE, USA
BIBLICALTRAINING.ORG
NONDENOMINATIONAL
DR. RICHARD HESS, USA
DENVER SEMINARY
CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
DR. DOUGLAS MOO, USA
WHEATON COLLEGE
NONDENOMINATIONAL
DR. HAVILAH DHARAMRAJ, INDIA
SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED CHRISTIAN STUDIES
BAPTIST
DR. CRAIG BLOMBERG, USA
DENVER SEMINARY
ALLIANCE OF RENEWAL CHURCHES
REV. DR. PAUL SWARUP, INDIA
CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF THE REDEMPTION, NEW DELHI
CHURCH OF NORTH INDIA
REV. DR. ANDREW G. SHEAD, AUSTRALIA
MOORE THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, SYDNEY
ANGLICAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA
DR. BRUCE WALTKE, USA
KNOX THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
ANGLICAN CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA
DR. SIMON GATHERCOLE, UK
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
BAPTIST
DR. MICHAEL J. WILLIAMS, USA
CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
REV. DR. DAVID INSTONE-BREWER, UK
TYNDALE HOUSE
BAPTIST UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN
SOURCE
MANUSCRIPTS
TRANSLATION
PROCESS
LOCKED-IN
TRANSLATION
PUBLISHED &
DISTRIBUTED
BILLIONS OF
PEOPLE REACHED
A QUALIFIED TEAM OF SCHOLARS The NIV translators are from many different denominations,
and all firmly believe that the original manuscripts are the inspired Word of God and completely free from
error, being the work of men who were directed by the Spirit of God.
MAJORITY RULES To safeguard the NIV translation against theological or ideological bias,
the Committee on Bible Translation only makes changes to the English translated text if at least
70% of the committee agrees to the changes.

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Scholarship of the NIV

  • 1. LEARN MORE AT WWW.THENIVBIBLE.COM/FAQS AN INDEPENDENT BODY: The Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) is the self-governed, independent team of evangelical biblical scholars that controls the translation of the NIV Bible. No publisher or any other third party can tell the CBT how to translate God’s Word. The scholarship of the NIV is reliable. • ACCURATE • REA DABLE • CLEAR 1. BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF BIBLICAL LANGUAGE AND HISTORY 2. BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CURRENT ENGLISH USAGE TWO FACTORS GO INTO THE ONGOING REVIEW OF THE NIV: DR. JEANNINE K. BROWN, USA BETHEL SEMINARY CONVERGE WORLDWIDE DR. KAREN H. JOBES, USA WHEATON COLLEGE, RETIRED EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DR. MARK L. STRAUSS, USA BETHEL SEMINARY SAN DIEGO CONVERGE WORLDWIDE DR. BILL MOUNCE, USA BIBLICALTRAINING.ORG NONDENOMINATIONAL DR. RICHARD HESS, USA DENVER SEMINARY CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DR. DOUGLAS MOO, USA WHEATON COLLEGE NONDENOMINATIONAL DR. HAVILAH DHARAMRAJ, INDIA SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED CHRISTIAN STUDIES BAPTIST DR. CRAIG BLOMBERG, USA DENVER SEMINARY ALLIANCE OF RENEWAL CHURCHES REV. DR. PAUL SWARUP, INDIA CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF THE REDEMPTION, NEW DELHI CHURCH OF NORTH INDIA REV. DR. ANDREW G. SHEAD, AUSTRALIA MOORE THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE, SYDNEY ANGLICAN CHURCH OF AUSTRALIA DR. BRUCE WALTKE, USA KNOX THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY ANGLICAN CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA DR. SIMON GATHERCOLE, UK UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE BAPTIST DR. MICHAEL J. WILLIAMS, USA CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH REV. DR. DAVID INSTONE-BREWER, UK TYNDALE HOUSE BAPTIST UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN SOURCE MANUSCRIPTS TRANSLATION PROCESS LOCKED-IN TRANSLATION PUBLISHED & DISTRIBUTED BILLIONS OF PEOPLE REACHED A QUALIFIED TEAM OF SCHOLARS The NIV translators are from many different denominations, and all firmly believe that the original manuscripts are the inspired Word of God and completely free from error, being the work of men who were directed by the Spirit of God. MAJORITY RULES To safeguard the NIV translation against theological or ideological bias, the Committee on Bible Translation only makes changes to the English translated text if at least 70% of the committee agrees to the changes.