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New World Translation

Discussion in 'Bible History and Versions' started by CoreIssue, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. CoreIssue

    CoreIssue Administrator Staff Member

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    The New World Translation is not a translation, but a rewrite for the sole purpose to try to give Biblical defense to a cult theology.
    An easy example is John 1:1, where the NWT says:
    The real translation, using the NIV as an example, is:
    No linguist can or will defend the NWT saying "a god." That is doctrinal, not linguistic.

    Fact is no linguist was part of creating the NWT. The translating committee worked in secret. We don't know if it was a group or just one person.
     
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  2. Willy

    Willy Pro Poster

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    I tried working with this translation while witnessing to the authors of it. It has no life in it. Dry as a bone in the desert heat ... a watchtower creation.

    Very sad indeed.
     
  3. roman8

    roman8 Advanced Poster

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    I understand they are re-writing it again, my guess is to fix some of the things they missed that dont fit in with their watchtower teaching. Im sure they will just say the light is getting brighter. It is very sad.
     
  4. clark thompson

    clark thompson Advanced Poster

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    The doctrine was much outside scripture they had to change scripture to meet their doctrine, there comes the NWT a very bad bible, I have seen only one that I consider close to being as bad.
     
  5. CoreIssue

    CoreIssue Administrator Staff Member

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    The posts on the Jewish Bible vs Christian have been given their own thread located here.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014

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