Re: Word Studies and the NIV
I agree that word studies from translations are inferior at best but for
the majority of Christians, it's all that's possible given their
knowledge of Hebrew and Greek.
I would estimate that the majority of people without Greek knowledge who
do word studies (there are a lot out there!) use an NIV. Something like
an NASB will still be inferior to a Greek word study but would be a lot
more helpful than an NIV word study. Herein lies my concern. I admire the
NIV translation for what it was intended to be but NIV word studies are
IMHO to be avoided at all costs.
James K. Tauber, Undergraduate Student ``Perplexed but not
Centre for Linguistics, UWA, Australia despairing''
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - Paul (2 Cor 4.8)
On Tue, 10 May 1994, Philip L. Graber wrote:
> Why would anyone want to do word studies from ANY translation? If you
> don't have access to the source text, an assortment of translations is
> useful for gaining a number of readings of that text. But what good are
> word studies in English?