Don’t miss this essay (scroll near page bottom) hosted at CBE’s Newsletter by John R. Kohlenberger III (ThB, Multnomah Bible College; MA, Western Seminary), author or co-editor of more than four dozen biblical reference books and study Bibles, including the awarding-winning NIV Exhaustive Concordance and The NIV Bible Commentary. Kohlenberger’s concludes:
I believe the 2011 NIV is a major improvement to the 1978/1984 NIV that incorporates the majority of the scholarly and gender language changes of the TNIV. I pray that it will be embraced by readers of the English Bible, egalitarian and hierarchicalists alike.
I echo your prayer, John!