This is a very special day for Zondervan. We announced earlier today that Zondervan is partnering with Biblica and the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) to bring you an updated NIV in 2010. I am excited about launching this updated translation and wanted to share this news with everyone as soon as possible.
Since the NIV was first published in 1978, more than 300 million copies have sold worldwide – making it one of the most popular English books ever sold. However, the current NIV has not been updated since 1984, and it’s time to refresh the text by going back to the original Greek, Aramaic, and Hebrew and translate God’s unchanging word using today’s most contemporary English.
The CBT is already working on the revisions and the process should be complete by late next year. The updated NIV will be available in 2011.
I hope this announcement is the first step toward an NIV that’s even easier to read and understand, and that it will continue to find its way into the hands and hearts of millions. For more information please visit www.NIVBible2011.com.
—Moe Girkins, Zondervan President and CEO