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I believe I have found an error in the NIV and TNIV translation
Last Post 04/30/2016 06:49 AM by lunaluca. 10 Replies.
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mattyross
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06/10/2011 03:02 AM  
God led me to a passage in the New International Version of the Holy Bible (I also checked TNIV to see if it was the same), it was 1 Samuel 5 verses 7-10. In these verses our God's name has a lower case g, it appears that way 5 times when placed between 'Speech' marks, I went and checked 1 Samuel 5 verses 7-10 in a very old King James Bible (family Bible dated 1853) that translation has our God's name with a capital G. I have put up an event on 'Facebook' and sent out a group email to all my Christian friends asking them their opinion on this. Also I have checked 21 other English translations and found they all have our God's name with a Capital G. Listed below is the webpage that I found all the different translations on. I am very concerned that this is could be an error in the New International Version Translation and Todays New International.
Version www.biblestudytools.com/1-samuel/5-7

burggraf
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06/10/2011 06:39 PM  
It appears in this passage that the translators chose to use the lower-case rendering of "god" when non-believers were referring to our God. Meaning, since they were speaking, they did not have the same reverence for God that a believer would. This is an interesting rendering by the publisher.
mattyross
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06/11/2011 01:53 AM  
I believe that our God's name should always have a Capital G because He is the one and only True God, by using a lower case g it makes Him into an idol god. Do you agree.
mattyross
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06/11/2011 03:00 AM  
I have had people comment that when it’s a non-Hebrew speaking the translators use a small g. If this is the case can anyone tell me why in Ezra 6, where king Darius has written a memorandum, the translators use a capital G for our God’s name. I quote verse 3a: In the first year of King Cyrus, the king issued a decree concerning the temple of God in Jerusalem: Let the temple be rebuilt as a etc…..
burggraf
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06/12/2011 12:49 AM  
I don't know -- you'd have to write and ask Zondervan -- it's their translation.
mattyross
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06/15/2011 09:24 AM  
Thank you for your response, I contacted Zondervan Press and they said I need to send my query to Biblios because they owned the rights to the Translation. I did this a couple to days ago and am waiting for a response.
mattyross
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07/02/2011 01:22 AM  
Does anyone else have a suggestion of where I can go to report this, I still believe that this is a serious error in the NIV and TNIV.
burggraf
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07/03/2011 03:16 PM  
Zondervan is the publisher -- that's who I'd go to, but they'll probably send you to someone else.
mattyross
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07/08/2011 09:09 AM  
Yes I did go to Zondervan Press and they sent me to Biblica the Translators but I have had no response from them. I have now sent an email to Yale University Bible Department hoping that they may be able to shed some light on it. Thank you for your help.
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