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No publisher or any other third party can tell the CBT how to translate God’s Word.
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REVIEW OF THE NIV:
DR. JEANNINE K. BROWN, USA
DR. KAREN H. JOBES, USA
WHEATON COLLEGE, RETIRED
EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
DR. MARK L. STRAUSS, USA
BETHEL SEMINARY SAN DIEGO
DR. BILL MOUNCE, USA
DR. RICHARD HESS, USA
CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
DR. DOUGLAS MOO, USA
DR. HAVILAH DHARAMRAJ, INDIA
SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED CHRISTIAN STUDIES
DR. CRAIG BLOMBERG, USA
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
DR. MICHAEL J. WILLIAMS, USA
CALVIN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
REV. DR. DAVID INSTONE-BREWER, UK
BAPTIST UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN
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.