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I have just ordered my TNIV Study Bible for college classroom use. I'll keep my NRSV in my handbag and an NIV on the coffee table for those coffee-time discussions at home. I have other bibles in the shelves I don't consult very often and even a Good News Bible (ahh!) by the bed for when I feel tired and want to do the whole daily office thing before bed (note to self: need to adjust my bedtime from midnight to 10:30) but feel too shattered to analyse the Bible very deeply.
I'm still weirdly fascinated by the ESV, which means I might have to end up purchasing one but I am in the process of collecting reasons why I know it will annoy me. Usually the things I know I have presuppositions about, I have to end up buying just so my thoughts do not remain presuppositions but become opinions based on fact (I know there are problems with that assertion). I did this with Grudem's 'Biblical Manhood and Womanhood', just so I could become better informed as to why I felt the way I did and could quote the book's claims to make a better argument.
Anyway, I'm rambling:
Reason number two I am not going to like the ESV:
About the ESV, Gordon Fee says, 'in effect it is deliberately exclusive of women in many places where it is quite unnecessary to do so,' (p.50 'How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth').
Gordon Fee, in 'How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth', recommends that as well as the TNIV and the NRSV, I aalso consult the REB or NJB, what do you think?