Thursday, June 23, 2011
NIV 2011 and Romans 16:1
I was happy to see at least that the NIV 2011 got its head out of the sand and translated Romans 16:1 with the word "deacon." The wimpy NIV 1984 as usual wore its Calvino-evangelical theology on its sleeve and translated her as a "servant" of the church at Cenchrea. We all know this is bias. If it had been a guy, there's little question they would have identified her as a deacon in the first place.