Translators Preface in the NIV Bibles

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James H. Schafer | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jul 20 2021 4:13 PM

Last Sunday in church we had an interesting discussion about a passage in Mark that was different from the NKJV. Of course, there are several passages that differ between the NIV and NKJV.

I had never read the translator's info in the NIV and so I opened a copy. Surprised there was nothing in the Preface, just blank space. So, I opened all of my NIV versions (4) and sure enough none of them had any information even though the content panel showed a listing.

Question: Shouldn't there be Translator information in each version? I don't own a hard-back copy and therefore I was depending on my digital copies.

OK, when I was typing the question above, the thought occurred to me, I have the NIV in Wordsearch. So I Checked over there and sure enough, the Preface is available in their resource.

I do think my Logos resources should have the information in the resource as well, don't you think?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 20 2021 4:40 PM

I don't know about the NIV specifically but often the issue is that the copyright (from the translators) sold to FL is for the Bible text only ... the front matter, appendices, etc. are a separate copyright from the publisher and is edition specific.

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Lane McKay | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 20 2021 5:02 PM


Click the three dots underneath the Title bar and check to see if Non-Bible Text is checked. If I click it off, the preface disappears,


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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 21 2021 2:34 AM

What he said - here's a picture.

NB You will want the Anglicised Edition because you get your full share of 'u's in the text and nobody likes be shortchanged on their 'u's.

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