Saturday, February 12, 2011

Future of the NRSV

At a recent meeting of the NCC Bible Translation & Utilization Committee, plans were made for expanding the readership of the NRSV. The Rev. Dr. Roy Medley, General Secretary of American Baptist Churches USA and chair of the BTU committee reported,  "One issue before the translation subcommittee is whether NRSV and the RSV can be made more accessible in language for the public while not sacrificing scholarship." 

In 2010, Harper Collins, through the Society of Biblical Literature, conducted a survey of its members about the NRSV translation which was reported at the NCC meeting. Apparently a lot of SBL members are in favour of at least a revision of the NRSV and many would prefer to see a new translation. 

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