NWT 2012 Revision - Your Suggestions Please

by cofty 39 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Joey Jo-Jo
    Joey Jo-Jo

    When can't they show all revisions just like any other bible.

  • steve2
    I did not read through this thead so I hope I'm not repeatin' anyone

    wasblind, your above-quoted words are the internet equivalent of blithely not listening to what others have said in a conversation yet expecting others to take the time to listen to what you have to say. Why should they? Courtesy breeds courtesy. At least take the time to read the immediately preceding posts before pounding out your response. Very off-putting in my opinion.

  • mP

    they should reintroduce the hundreds of years they plain old deleted, and they should complete translating verses that contain untranslated words like job 38:22

  • Jeffro

    They haven't been game to quote Jeremiah 25:12 in a Watch Tower Society publication since 1979. Clearly it must be changed to:

    “‘And it must occur that when [two years before the] seventy years have been fulfilled I shall call to account against the king of Babylon and against that nation,’ is the utterance of Jehovah, ‘their error, even against the land of the Chal·de′ans, and I will make it desolate wastes to time indefinite.

    The pesky cross reference to Daniel 5:26,30 also has to be removed.

  • RubaDub

    Just make the margins bigger so we can write in the changes like they do with the Flock book.

    Rub a Dub

  • wasblind


    I was respondin' to cedars, and what I said about repeatin' anyone

    was intended to be an apology for not readin' through the thread

    maybe I should have made myself more clear on that

    dry your tears

  • oppostate

    I don't think the new NWT will have much in the way of re-wording... Just the same old - same old - NWT minus square brackets repackaged with a little bling eye candy!

    Sometime ago ( http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/jw/friends/224140/1/So-wonderful-little-and-other-punctuation )

    I mentioned these new blinged out NWT versions that the GB and some preferred travelling overseers were sporting last year at the District Convention. (There be pictures on Facebook!)

    The Bibles versions they carried were a bit fatter because they included the appendices of the reference bible but in the deluxe leatherette size.

    Maybe the marketing guys at Bethel decided that grey and silver may appeal more (than the black or maroon gold edged) to the ever more elderly and passing away generation that was promised to already be in a paradise earth.

  • steve2
    dry your tears

    Thanks wasblind. I appreciate your advice and have taken it. My tears are now completely dried.

  • BluesBrother

    Not wishing to be downer.....but when I looked on the J W Talk board, which is populated by real active dubs, the ones that had been to a Convention already said that there was no new NWT. There was a couple of brochures released and a couple of dvd's, that's all....Of course I have no other way of knowing .

    Incidentally, someone over there ( I feel like "Fringe" stepping into the alter Universe!) said that the NWT was revised, slightly, in recent times but without a new release.

    My old copy goes back to the 80's so I would not know

  • kepler

    Animal Farm, available to read on line, provides many anecdotes about how to proceed with a needed revision. Here's a bit from the end of chapter 8.


    About this time there occurred a strange incident which hardly anyone was
    able to understand. One night at about twelve o'clock there was a loud
    crash in the yard, and the animals rushed out of their stalls. It was a
    moonlit night. At the foot of the end wall of the big barn, where the
    Seven Commandments were written, there lay a ladder broken in two pieces.
    Squealer, temporarily stunned, was sprawling beside it, and near at hand
    there lay a lantern, a paint-brush, and an overturned pot of white paint.
    The dogs immediately made a ring round Squealer, and escorted him back to
    the farmhouse as soon as he was able to walk. None of the animals could
    form any idea as to what this meant, except old Benjamin, who nodded his
    muzzle with a knowing air, and seemed to understand, but would say nothing.

    But a few days later Muriel, reading over the Seven Commandments to
    herself, noticed that there was yet another of them which the animals had
    remembered wrong. They had thought the Fifth Commandment was "No animal
    shall drink alcohol," but there were two words that they had forgotten.
    Actually the Commandment read: "No animal shall drink alcohol TO EXCESS."

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