Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Book Review: Three Modern Versions: Critical Assessment of the NIV, ESV, and NKJV

I have posted an audio version of my review of Alan J. Macgregor, Three Modern Versions: A Critical Assessment of the NIV, ESV, and NKJV (Bible League, 2004): 126 pp.

My written review appeared in the Reformed Baptist Trumpet, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2011): 15-19. You can find a pdf of the review here on my academia.edu page.



Alexander Thomson said...

Interesting. It always seems to me that this sort of writer, while disclaiming KJV-Onlyism, will not, in practice, allow anything but the KJV. Witness, eg, the (changed) policy of the Trinitarian Bible Society. If the KJV can be amended to make it better, let it be done! (I am a frequent and ardent user of the TBS's Westminster reference Bible.)

Jeffrey T. Riddle said...

AT, Thanks for the comment. I think Macgregor made the point that he would be open to a light revision/update to the KJV (ala the Blayney revision), and this might have happened in 1881 if the committee given this task had done so. The failure to do so and the duplicity with which they acted, however, now means that few would trust any such committee to do this in good faith.

Alexander Thomson said...

JTR< I appreciate the points that you make...but my experience is that no/hardly any KJV-favouring body -eg, again!, the TBS- being in a position to do and issue a good light revision, will undertake such a work. In practice, therefore, we are locked into either the KJV or another translation.