Is the NWT a translation or simply a rewording w/ edits ?
james_woods: "I have absolutely no confidence that the NWT was actually a word by word translation from original language records - as the original poster says, they really did not have the scholarship available to accomplish such a thing."
Certainly, you have plenty of company who agree with you. However, some scholars say the opposite. My personal research have led me to side with those scholars that see scholarly value in the translation.