Awesome! Thanks Bangalore!
Wow - never seen this before.
I cant help but get emotional when reading this. The nail in the coffin for me.
Which magazine was this published in or where can i find it to show my wife
Even then the WT used this reference work after being told not to, in Awake! 87 3/22 p. 12.
Although to protect themselves they neglected to credit Mantey at all, instead choosing to describe his work as
"A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament, by H. E. Dana, 1957, page 183"
A wt of '09
A Text That Teaches the Trinity?
One example of a Bible verse that is often misused is John 1:1 . In the King James Version, that verse reads: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God [Greek, ton the·on′ ], and the Word was God [ the·os′ ].” This verse contains two forms of the Greek noun the·os′ (god). The first is preceded by ton (the), a form of the Greek definite article, and in this case the word the·on′ refers to Almighty God. In the second instance, however, the·os′ has no definite article. Was the article mistakenly left out?
The Gospel of John was written in Koine, or common Greek, which has specific rules regarding the use of the definite article. Bible scholar A. T. Robertson recognizes that if both subject and predicate have articles, “both are definite, treated as identical, one and the same, and interchangeable.” Robertson considers as an example Matthew 13:38 , which reads: “The field [Greek, ho a·gros′ ] is the world [Greek, ho ko′smos ].” The grammar enables us to understand that the world is also the field.
What, though, if the subject has a definite article but the predicate does not, as in John 1:1 ? Citing that verse as an example, scholar James Allen Hewett emphasizes: “In such a construction the subject and predicate are not the same, equal, identical, or anything of the sort.”
This would mean nothing to a JW. Not even if you had a copy of the letter to Caris on the WT letterhead would it stir a JW.
To someone with doubts, like those of us here on JWN, yes it is meaningful because we already have suspicions.
A JW would just excuse it as a bogus apostate fake.
Thanks for posting the letter.