The number of translations boast

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  • Drearyweather
    It's translation of the Bible, NWT, 128.
    Faith Comes By Hearing has translated the Bible into 1,084 languages, and counting...

    Are you sure about this? i.e. Has Faith Comes By Hearing translated the Bible into 1,084 languages? or has it just provided audio versions of already translated Bibles?

    In their Annual Report I found the following sentence: "New Field partnerships are opening doors for us to empower and equip many others to help record God's word in thousands of languages which have translations available."

    Since you are comparing 128 languages of the NWT with 1084 languages of the FCBH, please correct me if I am wrong, because translating the Bible and audio recording an existing translation are two completely different activities with a whole lot of different complexities involved.

  • Half banana
    Half banana

    The madness is that the Bible is called "God's Word" by all these societies translating and promoting it including the WT.

    If it was God's word you would at least expect it to be true or at least reasonable. It contains a lot of fiction and is highly anti social with the God of the BIble endorsing smashing children's heads in if they are not of your sort, and marrying your rapist etc. It teaches Adam and Eve but everyone knows there were no literal Adam and Eve. No Adam and Eve, then no original sin nor any need for a second Adam.

    Forget the Bible, don't bother to translate it, it's had it's day. A good education is an infinitely better alternative.

  • smiddy

    How do the Gideon Bible Society compare with these statistics because they distribute Bibles to Motels / Hotels etc all around the world among other places.

    I remember when i was in over 25 years ago the JW`s tried to place Bibles in Motels in opposition to the Gideons .I dont know that it ever took off really.

    I hope not.

  • berrygerry

    Much ado about nothing.

    The website languages boast and the cart work amount to the same thing - nothing.

    Bums in seats and dollars in the box - are they there?

  • menrov
  • no-zombie

    This term is new to me ... "New Field partnerships" ... any ideas?

  • AverageJoe1

    I'd like to quote English comedian Vic Reeves who said:

    82.5% of all statistics are made up on the spot!
  • millie210

    I am not sure no-zombie but I think I remember someone on a thread talking about partnerships in some countries to help preserve indigenous dialects by use of publications in those languages and the Orgs attempt to provide materials to the few who still use the nearly extinct languages?

    It seems (if memory serves) the Org was getting some funding or grants provided by government sources in this attempt?

    If that is so, that information is the kind of thing the Org would have kept as secret as it could but once it made its way on to "apostate" websites, they would have jumped to get ahead of it and put out their statement about it.

  • Introvert 2
    Introvert 2

    Thanks Menrov, following !

  • steve2

    "Languages used in publications and oral work worldwide: 974."

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