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NIV (New International Version)

Originally published in the 1970s, the New International Version (NIV) has become one of the most popular Bible translations. Nevertheless, the translation, which has undergone several revisions over the years, has occasionally proven controversial. In 2011, the Southern Baptist Convention rejected the latest version over concerns about the use of gender-neutral language.

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  • The Curious Case of Jesus’s Wife - The Atlantic
    Unlike the media, Karen King was interested in it less for the papyrus' late and unreliable mention of Jesus as married than for the light it appeared to shed on the status of women in the nascent Jesus movement. If the fragment was authentic, the conversation it recorded would be a fine contribution to the history of early Christian thought: yet another piece of evidence that the first few centuries of Christianity were not nearly so unified in belief and practice as conventional narratives tend to suggest.
  • Faith in Bible Led Ohio Man to North Korea Prison
    The plan was always to leave behind a copy of the Bible, in the hope it would find its way to someone in North Korea who needed its inspiration. Jeffrey Fowle, a 56-year-old road-maintenance worker and father of three from Ohio, had done the same thing once before in a communist country: Turkmenistan. (WSJ)

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