the new world translation of the holy scriptures

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  • GodisRight

    Russel didn't believe in organized religion and he didn't believe that the great crowd was an earthly group. The real founder of the WTBTS is Rutherford (misspelled his name).

    If Russel was alive today, he would not have anything to do with Jehovah Witnesses.

  • mdb
    So can u tell me where russle got his stuff from if there wasnt even a bible until franz wrote it.

    There was a bible - the KJV. There are old translations of the KJV that have the Watchtower name on them. The KJV is what C.T. Russell used (as far as I know) and after his death, the Watchtower also used the authorized KJV until they made their own translation.

    The NWT is not the word of God, but a perverted work translated by five men.

    Translating committee: Nathan Knorr, Albert Schroeder, George Gangas, Fred Franz, M. Henschel

    "Fred Franz however, was the only one with sufficient knowledge of the Bible languages to attempt translation of this kind. He had studied Greek for two years in the University of Cincinnati but was only self-taught in Hebrew." ["Crisis of Conscience"; by Raymond Franz; Commentary Press, Atlanta; 1983 edition; footnote 15; page 50.]

    Four out of the five men on the committee had no Hebrew or Greek training at all. They had only a high school education. Franz studied Greek for two years at the University of Cincinnati, but dropped out after his sophomore year. When asked in a Scotland courtroom if he could translate Genesis 2:4 into Hebrew, Franz replied that he could not. The truth is that Franz was unable to translate Hebrew or Greek.

  • plmkrzy
    There was a bible - the KJV. There are old translations of the KJV that have the Watchtower name on them

    I still have one somewhere in storage. I know my mother still has her copy/copies and will read from them from time to time. I can remember...waay back when my mother was so excited about the NEW Translation of the Holy Scriptures and its debut. I was pretty young but still couldn't understand why we needed...a "NEW" translation?


  • Stealth453

    Some years ago, I met a fellow in California, that claimed to have been instrumental in translating the New Wierd Translation. I don't remember the dude's name, however, he is the same clown that passed himself off as Michael Jackson's "spiritual advisor".


  • LDH

    stealth do you mean Firpo Carr?

    I like to call it the "New World Transmutation" when talking to JW. The shock value is priceless!

  • jgnat

    A tour through the English translations:

  • skeptic2

    You got the name wrong, it should be titled No Worse Translation.

  • plmkrzy

    UncleBruce What year was this bible translated?

    From 1950 -1960 and most importantly it had a green cover.

    I HATED that green cover when I got my first one. I was a little girl at the time and I am only 48 now so I thought it wasn’t actually released into circulation until later, early 60's? Do you know when it was first "delivered" to the congregations as our replacement?


  • skeptic2

    Nice to meet a fellow Brian Flemming associate. I have that DVD.

  • skeptic2

    Sorry, I thought the Google ad was your signature... doh.

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