The New Testament of Today’s New International Version of the Bible will be revised and released this spring to be more gender accurate. Revisions of the Old Testament are also underway and will be released in 2005. Gender specific terms will be replaced with terms that could apply to both sexes. Unfortunately, male terminology will still be used to refer to God.
“We firmly believe that to effect positive change in our world, we must communicate with today’s generations in the English they are being taught and that they speak,” said a spokesperson for the International Bible Society, which has sponsored the revisions. “To accomplish this mission, we must make certain Scripture is presented in a way that is unquestionable accurate and perfectly clear.”