NWT is soooo inaccurate....

by iwasblind 36 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • iwasblind

    Hi this is for the lurkers.

    Please start reading from another translation and use tools like www.biblehub.com to verify the differences you find.

    Biblehub has an interlinear and a Strongs Concordance and heaps of dictionaries and commentaries.

    You don't have to be a translator but you can clearly see how the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has changed the bible to devalue Jesus, to support their idea of a paradise earth hope for Christians and many other false doctrines.

    I could never understand why the JW's where attacked when they chose to translate the bible - now I know.

    Seriously people, there are a lot smarter people than me on this forum and heaps of research.

    Don't be afraid of the truth!

  • jhine

    Iwasblind , absolutely right , the NWT are doctored . My favourite thing to point out , as many will already know ! is where they add other to the statement that through Him all things were made that were made . That clearly indicates that Jesus was not made , so could not be an angel .By adding the word " other " they are lumping Jesus in with created things .


  • lurkernomore
  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    Also, http://www.blueletterbible.org/ is an invaluable resource to compare what any Bible translation says with what the original wording could/would have actually meant.

    My favourite example:

    NWT says @ Hebrews 13:17 "Be obedient to those who are taking the lead among you and be submissive..."

    The original Greek wording can give this rendering - "Be persuaded by those going before you and yield to admonition..."

    The Greek word for 'obedience' - 'hypakoē (Eph. 6:1,5) is not found at Hebrews 13:17. The word peithō (be persuaded) is used there.

    The more accurate rendering removes any authority given to elders by the corrupt & plagiarised NWT translation.

    All that a person has to do is dig a little - it's not rocket science. The resources are freely available.

  • TheOldHippie
    Strange then, that Jason BeDuhn acknowledges it - together with the Catholic New Jerusalem Bible - to be the most accurate and least corrupted one among the ones he investigated. (Apart from the use of THE NAME in the NT.)
  • John Aquila
    John Aquila

    Strange then, that Jason BeDuhn acknowledges it

    Didn't Jason BeDuhn acknowledged the UFO's are real?


    1) Let's see that BeDuhn quote, in full and in context.

    2) The OP is correct. The NWT was so messed up that one could actually figure it out by tracing out the NWT's footnotes and cross-references, along with the index. You could actually learn TTATT from the NWT.

    The RNWT is an abomination. I'm convinced that it's main purpose is to limit access to the NWT. The WTBTS has made an even dumber bible, labeled it as better, and essentially thrown the NWT into the trash.

    The percentage of JWs who actually studied the NWT were slim to begin with, now that percentage is nearly zero. Their chances of learning TTATT are very low, now that the NWT is retired to the bible museum.


  • OrphanCrow
    TheOldHippie: Strange then, that Jason BeDuhn acknowledges it - together with the Catholic New Jerusalem Bible - to be the most accurate and least corrupted one among the ones he investigated. (Apart from the use of THE NAME in the NT.)

    A review of J BeDuhn’s “Truth in Translation”

    The Watchtower organisation claims in its publications that Dr BeDuhn is a leading, independent academic, a specialist in biblical languages. It is therefore necessary for us to check these claims.

    Dr Jason BeDuhn describes his post as “Associate Professor of Religious Studies.” 9 This is United States terminology for what I believe we in the U.K. would call an assistant college or university lecturer – a post well deserving of respect, while not being that of a leading academic.

    He further explains that he works in the Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion of Northern Arizona University. I note that he does not refer to having any formal qualifications in linguistics and that there is no reference to Koiné Greek in his university degrees, although of course it may have been a component of his undergraduate or postgraduate studies. He also does not make any reference to any qualifications in the other biblical languages, Hebrew and Aramaic.10

    He thus presents no evidence of being an expert in the field of Biblical languages.

    I further note that his speciality is not Christianity nor even Judaism but comparative cultures. The North Arizona University (“NAU”) website heads its page on him11 with the title “Comparative Cultural Studies” and states that “His areas of research include Biblical Studies, Ancient Christianities12, Manichaeism, Religions of West Asia in Late Antiquity, ritual and and [sic] self-forming practices, and method and theory in the study of religion and history” – again with no reference to linguistics or languages studies or qualifications in these areas. I assume that this description of Dr BeDuhn for publication by his university must at least have been approved by him, and may even have been drafted by him.

    Neither he nor NAU makes any reference to him having been involved in any Bible translation project, whether into English or into any other language. At the time of writing “Truth in Translation” (which was published in 2003) he had also not been involved in the translation of any other texts – whether ancient or modern – into English nor into any other language. 13 So all the evidence indicates that he is not a translator of Biblical texts.

    ...and more at link...

    Conclusion by author Trevor Allin about Beduhn's credentials:

    I believe that we are thus justified in concluding that BeDuhn is not an acknowledged authority on theology, Bible translation or linguistics, that he is not recognised as an expert in these areas by fellow academics and that he is not consulted or quoted by them in their articles and other publications.
  • FayeDunaway

    Iwasblind....when I started studying the kingdom interlinear and discovering how there was an obvious EFFORT to devalue Jesus in the NWT, I realized there was something sinister, almost satanic, about the religion I was brought up in.

    Lurkers, study!! There are plenty other places to go. The truth will set you free.

  • Crazyguy
    Michael is Jesus, just an angel that took on the role as a sacrificial lamb, that is all, no one important, now move along and worship the Borg. The Borg loves you and your money please send us your money. SEND US YOUR MONEY!

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