The NIV is nothing new, being published in 1978 the “bible” is based on the Greek text of none other than Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament and as I understand it the Old Testament comes from the following:
The Masoretic Text
The Dead Sea scrolls
The Samaritan Pentateuch
The Latin Vulgate
The Syriac Peshitta
The Aramic Targums
and Psalms comes from Juxta Hebraica of Jerome.
What a total and complete mix.
When The Christian Reformed Church and that National Associations of Evangelicals came together for a meeting at the Trinity Christian College at Palos Heights, Illinions, USA in 1965 the New International Version came into being. In the meeting were also international scholars.
The New York Bible Society did the translation.
The Biblia Hebraica was also used on “The Scriptures” and the New Living Translation.
“When Eberhard Nestle produced the first edition of the Novum Testamentum Graece in 1898, neither he nor the sponsoring Wurttemburg Bible Society could have imagined the full extent of what had been started. Although the Textus Receptus could still claim a wide range of defenders, the scholarship of the nineteenth century had conclusively demonstrated it to be the poorest form of the New Testament text.” (Introduction to Novum Testamentum Graece – Nestle-Aland 26th Edition)
You might of heard that the same people that own the copyrights to the NIV (New International Version) also holds the copyright to the satanic bible? Well that is true. Indirectly owned however. Rupert Murdoch, yes the same Rupert Murdoch that received “knighthood” from Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony mostly owns Newscorp, which in turn owns both HarperRowCollins that bought Zondervan in 1988 and owns Avon Publishers that publish the satanic bible.
So its true, Newscorp indirectly publishes both the satanic bible and the NIV.