Advantages And Disadvantages Of Njv

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Before we can begin to talk about the translations that came after the KJV, it is imperative that we discuss the religious climate of the United States. As will be further emphazised in chapter 5 of this paper, the population of the US is significantly more religious than the one in the UK. This leads to a greater interest in the Bible. Curiously enough, in spite of the many translations that have appeared on the market since 1611, the KJV has preserved its place as the most beloved Bible in the US. These facts will become more important as we talk about the transatlantic cooperation that led to the creation of another very important, the Revised Version (RV) and subsequent translations that were developed in the US. The need for a revision in the latter half of the 19th century came from research pertaining to the Greek version used to produce the KJV translation. It was stipulated that this new research shed light…show more content…
Therefore, no single Bible can ever hope to fulfill the scholarly and spiritual needs of this market. A combination of new sources coupled with new techniques will always ensure that old translations are updated and that scholars with radically new ideas commit themselves to producing new translations that are based directly on the source text. The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) is not a new translation, it is a direct descendant of the KJV via the RV, followed by the ASV and the RSV. In the preface of the NRSV, Bruce Metzger discusses recent discoveries vis-à-vis the source text, and the guiding principles that were followed during the translation process (cf. New Revised Standard Version 9). As far as sources go, even though the Dead Sea Scrolls had been found in the late 1940s, the translators still used the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, albeit a newer version. The guiding principles referr to the style of English to be used, gender related issues and certain

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