100% pure unadulterated speculation - what changes would a "New New World Tranlsation" contain?

by sir82 28 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • sir82
    the cost would be HUGE.

    The profits would be huger.

    1 million + US JWs, prompted to contribute for brand new Bibles. They'd all want 1 for meetings, 1 for field service, 1 for personal study, and a couple for Aunt Suzy & Uncle Tom who came to Memorial 5 years ago.

    They'd unload 4-5 million in the next service year, minimum - just in the US.

    They'd have several talks with the following thought: "Have you been to a bookstore or looked on Amazon lately? A good Bible will cost $40 or $50 or more - and those don't even have Jehovah's name! How much more valuable is your NNWT!"

    They'd rake in a couple hundred million in "extra" contributions - while the printing costs per Bible might be a few dollars each.

    And then starts the translation work! Spanish, German, etc. etc. A "simplified" Bible would be relatively quick to translate into dozens of languages quickly, and then 100+ more as time goes on.

    Millions more copies distributed, hundreds of milllions more in donations....

    I kind of see it as a publishing industry's last gasp to wring profits out of the old business model before they are forced to move on.

    Very stupid speculation, since one cannot just "put words into" the Bible if it is to be a translation.

    Why not? They "put words" into the Bible as it is in their literature.

    "When Jesus said paradise, he really meant on the earth....when Thomas said 'my Lord and my God', he really meant the small-g god...when Luke wrote 'abstain from blood', he clearly meant transfusions as well....when the gospel writers wrote about Herod's birthday, they clearly intended it to be a warning to true worshippers..."

    Need I go on?

    Of course you are right, it wouldn't be a true translation. If the WTS tried to pass it off as one, they'd be pilloried by anyone with Biblical knowledge.

    But as I noted earlier, the WTS already receives copious condemnation and criticism all the time. At this point, they don't much care about that. Their audience is the loyal JW contingent, who are trained to treat every word dripping from Brooklyn's mouth as golden coated ambrosial nectar of the gods.

    Imagine the hundreds of thousands of grateful letters, the full throated cheers, the standing ovations, the hundreds of millions of dollars pouring in...these guys crave stuff like that.

    So a bunch of "Biblical scholars" criticize them. So what? Those guys are part of "Babylon the Great" anyway, or are demon-possessed mentally diseased apostates, or god-forsaken atheists anyway. It's a small price to pay for all the potential benefits.

  • respectful_observer

    I'd laugh if they managed to slip in some Org buzzwords into the NT (e.g., "those taking the lead" becomes "elders and MS's; Barnabas and Timothy become "District Overseers", the "Governing Body" rules on the circumcision issue, etc.)

  • mP


    Very stupid speculation, since one cannot just "put words into" the Bible if it is to be a translation.


    Read Mk 16 and its long and short conclusions, the ones that add a resurrection. Or perhaps you might want to check the story of the adulterous women in John 8 which is also an addition noted in all translations.

  • laverite

    The following change will appear in the newest edition:

    Psalms 83: 18

    That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah, You alone are the Most High over all the earth.
    Be it further known that they, who are Governing Body Members Are the Most High on the Earth, as personal Representatives
    of the Almighty God Jehovah who is Most High over all the earth.
    They must be obeyed without question.
    A Most High Representative will be recognized by his song:

    They need to adore me!!
    so Christian Dior me!!
    from my head to my toes!!
    I need to be worshiped!!!!!!
    I want to be Rainbow High!
    They must have excitement!
    and so must I!!!!!!

  • slimboyfat

    Maybe they can use Septuagintal readings to support the insertion of the name Andre in a few key passages. Such as:

    "Bodily training is beneficial for Andre, but godly devotion is beneficial for all things."

    "Any ploughman looking at the things behind Andre is not suitable for the kingdom of God."

    "Do not be misled, Andre, bad associations spoil useful habits."

    "Woe to Andrea if she is suckling children in those days."

  • sir82

    Shameless bump as it appears this speculation is more likely to be true....

  • Londo111

    Maybe they will find a way to put the word 'Organization' into the new version.

  • Pterist

    John the baptist will be replaced by CTR

    Possible tweak on Galatians 3:16 one seed composite Christ / Office.

    Possible tweak on revelation 22:13 we can't have a creature having alpha and omega nature.

    Lol :)

  • Old Goat
    Old Goat

    Better grammar would be nice. For a start, drop the reflexive pronouns.

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