This is the second in a multi-part series concerning social media posts that are circulating and accusing the NIV and other modern English translations of the Bible of taking out important words and concepts, leaving out verses, and other nefarious things.
My original plan was to write one comprehensive article, but as I started dealing with the misinformation that is going around, I realized that it would be so long that only nerds like myself would bother to read it. Since my goal is to inform people with the truth, I decided it would be better to break it up into more digestible parts. Once the series is complete, I will make available a PDF file that has all the information in one place for those who desire to have such a resource.
Read part 1 here
Now, let's move on to the next in the list of claims made in the Facebook post under discussion (see part 1
for the context)
NIV and ESV has now removed 64,575 words from the Bible, including Jehovah,
Calvary, Holy Ghost and omnipotent to name but a few...
First off, as someone who was a math nerd before becoming a
theology nerd, I would like to see documentation for this number. How many
unique words were “removed,” and how many occurrences of each?