It will come as no surprise to many here that the JW approach to interpreting the Bible is greatly flawed. The reason that it is so flawed is that before anything is examined there are already some false assumptions that are made. JWs believe the following about the Bible without evidence:
- The Bible is always true and accurate
- The Bible is harmonious and has no contradictions
- Bible accounts are literal unless clearly shown to be figurative or prophetic
- The Bible has a clear theme running throughout
Since many of these assumptions aren't true JWs must come up with convoluted and complex explanations for Biblical doctrines. Many times just outright ignoring more obvious simple explanations. One instance that comes to mind is Gen 3:15. The book of Revelation speaks about a woman who bears a child whom Satan tries to devour, because of this Gen 3:15 gets interpreted as a prophecy regarding Satan and Jesus. By assuming that the Bible is harmonious and has a clear theme the obvious explanation of Gen 3:15 is missed. God was talking to Adam and Eve about the relationship mankind would have with snakes. When God says "The Woman" he is talking about Eve, "The Seed" is all her offspring.