International Ministry Biblica (formerly the International Bible Society) has announced that it will launch a new edition of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible in 2011. It will be the first revision of the popular translation in 25 years. Biblica CEO Keith Danby says the NIV has become increasingly dated as language has changed and so an update is necessary. A previous attempt in 2002, called Today’s NIV (TNIV), failed to gain popularity because of criticism for its gender-inclusive language, and will cease publication when the new version is available. The translators of the latest revision will reconsider the gender question and are offering the public the chance to make their comments at www.nivbible2011.com.
Sources: christiantoday.com (2/9); msnbc (1/9)