New International Version of the Bible published
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The New International Version (NIV) Bible was a response to the earlier publication of the Revised Standard Version (RSV) in 1952. In the RSV, the word “virgin” in Isaiah 7:14 was replaced with the words “young woman,” a more accurate translation of the Hebrew. Conservatives believed that this was a liberal attempt to discredit the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, and some fundamentalist preachers burned the RSV in front of congregations. Years later, the NIV was published (1978), and the word “virgin” was restored in Isaiah 7:14. The NIV has become a favorite among evangelicals.
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Lippy, Charles, and Peter Williams, 2010. Encyclopedia of Religion in America. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
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Benjamin T. Gurrentz
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in Sociology

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