Whilst at Cape Town 2010 Keith Danby, CEO of Biblica, and Moe Girkins, CEO of Zondervan, announced that they have received the new update to the NIV from the Committee on Bible Translation. Although the print form will not be ready for release until next year, they have decided to make the text available to view it online at www.BibleGateway.com and www.Biblica.com beginning 1st November.
Keith Danby, International CEO of Biblica.
The NIV has become part of our culture – part of the shared experience of millions of people. This is the reason why we felt it was appropriate to make the update available online as soon as it was ready. We’re responding to the desires of scholars, pastors and Christians across the globe who are eager to experience the updated text.
Moe Girkins, President and CEO of Zondervan
We’re thrilled to be able to share the text with NIV readers around the world in this way. The translation team has done an amazing job with the update and we’re excited to see people reading it and hearing God’s voice through it. It seemed especially fitting for us to share this news from the Lausanne Congress here in Cape Town because the shared purpose of this gathering, and of the NIV, is to reach more people with God’s Word.