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The New International Version (NIV) was created by a group of scholars translating the Bible from the original texts in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
The project was formally started in a meeting in 1965. A big group of scholars met in Illinois and began to translate the Holy book from available manuscripts in the original languages. The purpose was to create a Bible in contemporary English.
The New International Version Bible was first published in 1973 and it had revisions in 1978 and 1983.
The translations were carefully revised and submitted to a general committee, and tested for clarity of reading with pastors and biblical scholars.
The purpose of New International Version is bring modern Bible readers as close as possible to the original meaning of the Sacred Scriptures.
The work of the NIV will never be complete because English usage is always changing. The CBT (Committee of Bible Translation) is charged to meet every year to review and maintain the NIV. A 2011 update is the latest revision.
The New International Version consists of 39 books in the Old Testament (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers,Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi) and 27 books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, Corinthians 1 and 2, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation)
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