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83 Londo111 in
to be fair, translating the bible is a huge undertaking, and in doing so, there are bound to be mistakes, or even limits to a committee's knowledge.
obviously, we cannot read the hearts of the four translators of the new world translation committee to know when they consciously or subconsciously altered renderings in to support doctrinal bias.
but more and more, i do come across things that feel askew to me.
25 slimboyfat in
a couple of years ago the watchtower published an article claiming the coptic version of john 1:1 supported their translation of john 1:1.. http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/beliefs/165941/1/coptic-john-1-1-makes-it-into-the-watchtower.
a few months ago this article was published in the journal of theological studies apparently in response to the watchtower's claims.. http://jts.oxfordjournals.org/content/62/2/494.abstract.
the authors are from the dallas theological seminary, which seems to have something of a tradition when it comes to countering watchtower claims on john 1:1.. they argue unsurprisingly that the coptic of john 1:1 can be read in an orthodox way.
19 Mebaqqer2 in
so i ran across this statement today in doing some research:.
take, for instance, the stories and legends regarding the origin of man.
although details vary, the belief that man was made from the dust of the earth is widespread.
9 possible-san in
the watchtower, november 15, 2009. http://www.mediafire.com/?umgex2tymtn.
my friend did not make this pdf.. so, some pages are not contained.. .
well, the watchtower, october 15, 2009 is here.. http://www.jehovahswitnessrecovery.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5386.
112 possible-san in
well, the watchtower, december 15, 2009 (pdf) is downloadable now.. although i had stopped notifying of those pdf files here, am i good to notify you?.
6 Mebaqqer2 in
i found something at the flea market today...two, not bound volumes...but individual magazines (watchtower and awake for the year 1974) each in a blue bundling folder.
the folders have "watchtower" and "awake" embossed on the front and in gold lettering on the spine with "watch tower bible & tract society" at the bottom of the spine.
who ever put these together, however, put the entire year of awake!
14 Mebaqqer2 in
i just wanted to relate to those who care that i recently obtain a copy of the work cited as j11 by the new world translation.
if anyone is curious about how a certian passage reads, want a scan, etc.
(my new blog-> http://mebaqqer.wordpress.com/ ).
13 VM44 in
in genesis the firmament is first mentioned.. god said, "let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
and god made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
and god called the firmament heaven.
6 Mebaqqer2 in
i have seen on several websites lists of sources for readings in the new world translation which seem to have been cut-and-pasted from the wtlib cd.
i noticed, however, that some of these lists give an additional j-source (j28) not found in my english editions.
(j28 is said to be the new covenant commonly called the new testament: peshitta aramaic text with a hebrew translation.
2 Mebaqqer2 in
well, everyone was wondering about what the japanese text said on the page possible-san referenced (http://godpresencewithin.web.fc2.com/pages/jw/akashijunzo.html) so i worked on translating it.
i placed it here rather than his post as his post has ready scrolled out of the new topic area and i wasn't sure if anyone would see.
anyways, here is the first part.... the words of junzo akashi.