Help with reading books report a bad link suggest a new listing. Some revisions have been made since that initial edition, but the nwt essentially remains as. While there are scores of examples of errors in the nwt, this article will focus on some of the primary mistranslations that affect doctrine. New world translation of the holy scriptures wikipedia. The jehovahs witnesses and the watchtower society realized that their beliefs contradicted scripture. The new world translation is a poor translation from the original koine greek.
Getting over the hurdles of the new world translation. A n y w a y thats like drawing out the word, anyway, i am thinking of creating an nwt thingy i love. New world translation nwt jehovahs witnesses bible jw. The new world translation of the holy scriptures is an accurate, easytoread translation of the bible. Conversely, they contend that other bible translations are corrupted by religious traditions that are rooted in paganism. There are a few errors in this translation, but even the king james bible is said to have been convicted of containing over 20,000 errors, benjamin wilson 1864 and i recommend having a king james bible and the new king james version, and the oxford english bible on hand to cross reference with, as you may find a verse in one them that helps. This is the same claim that joseph smith made when he translated the book of.
His ideas were given still wider circulation through his books. The new world translation of the holy scriptures nwt is a translation of the bible published by the watch tower bible and tract society. Most bibles do not have gaps at the aforementioned verses. The watchtower society first published the new world translation of the new testament in 1950. The nwt is the anonymous work of the new world bible translation committee. More could be said about the errors of the new world translation but i will stop here for now. Additionally, the dead sea scrolls and numerous early translations into other languages. This free online study bible is an accurate, easytoread study edition of the holy bible. It looks like the newlyreleased revision to the new world translation is already a limited edition only a few days have passed since the revised new world translation was released at the 129th annual meeting. The translators ignore wellestablished rules of greek syntax to support their doctrine. It has been published in whole or in part in over 160. Review of 20 revision of the jehovahs witnesses new. Read and listen to the bible online, or download free audio recordings and signlanguage videos of the bible.
Chief among these were seven volumes of studies in the scriptures, also called millennial dawn. Chinese translation errors in englishchinese bilingual. The apostle thomas addressed the risen lord jesus christ with a confession of his deity when he said, my master 12 and my god. The book is in violation of the warning in revelation 22. The new world translation 1984 is an accurate, easytoread holy. The rnwt on october 5th the jehovahs witnesses watchtower society announced that a revised new world translation was being foisted upon the world. However, setting aside the theologically biased verses e.
The translators of the new world translation have used the name jehovah 237 times in the new testament. I downloaded a pdf edition of the jw new world translation of the bible. But the 20 edition changes a considerable number of renderings. If you allow a jw to recite from the nwt without checking the verse in a more accurate translation such as the niv, nasb. Christians have used this verse for centuries to defend the deity of christ and the trinity but the nwt has changed the wording in one small but. For the past half century christian apologists have had to deal indepth with issues of manuscript evidence and the translation of scripture in response to the publication of the new world translation nwt by the watchtower bible and tract society i. I am expanding the article on the new world translation and i would like to explain why i have removed the controversial verses section from the article. The latest version was published in 20 and minor revisions have taken place since then. However, the new world translation uses the name jehovah over 6,800 times in the old testament.
In the new world translation, there are partial omissions made to some of their verses. New world translation of the holy scriptures with references hardcover published 1984 by watchtower bible and tract society hardcover, 1,595 pages. The new world translation study edition nwt study bible. Thus, it is apparent that the new world translation is incorrect in its rendering of john 1.
The allegations are preceded by and the response follows each allegation. New world translation of the hebrew scriptures volume 2 hardcover by new world bible translation committee and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The first edition of the novel was published in 1961, and was written by anonymous. The nwt is the anonymous work of the new world bible translation. Pdf new world translation of the holy scriptures book by. A free enquiry into the origin of the fourth gospel by pc sense 1899. The watchtowers new world translation is extremely flawed in a number of ways. It has changed the text to suit its own theological bias in many places. Jehovahs witnesses profess to believe that the bible is gods word and preserved throughout the centuries since it was written. The passages will be quoted according to the jehovahs witnesses own translation of the new testament, the new world translation. One other smaller but still vitally important reason is the reliance of jehovahs witnesses on a biased and erroneous translation of the bible the new world translation. Bibles of jehovahs witnesses new world translation. It misrepresents the person and work of christ as well as the personhood of the holy spirit. The 1984 revision of the new world translation benefited from updating in harmony with the biblia hebraica stuttgartensia of 1977.
Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. Matt slick is the president and founder of the christian apologetics and. Bible definition is collection of sacred writings of the christian religion, comprising the old and new testaments. The new world translation strives to convey faithfully the original message that was inspired by god. Actually calling it a translation, well, ummm, sort of just doesnt quite cut the mustard, but there we are. In many instances the meaning of the bible has been changed by apparently deliberate mistranslations. The new world translation of the holy scriptures is the bible translation used by the jehovahs witnesses. The new world translation of the jehovahs witnesses has changed the text. The religious conception of the world section on the problem of evil by arthur k rogers 1907 guide to the knowledge of god a study of the chief theodicies by a gratry 1892 a history of the problems of philosophy, volume 1, 1902.
Their complete bible was published first in 1961, with subsequent revisions published in 1970 and 1984. There are other errors as well, but the additions indicate here clearly change the. The new world translation the following is a list of problems that we have found with the new world translation. When they say yes, then i bring up the error of their polytheism. These allegations are taken directly from the jehovahs christian witnesses website.
The 1961, 1981 and 1984 editions were more of updates than revisions. Jehovahs witnesses claim that the new world translation nwt bible is the work of competent scholars. They also use definitions for words that would be correct only if the new test. A total of 17 single verses are missing from the bible used by jehovahs witnesses. New world translation of the holy scriptures the online. They have revised it numerous times over the years.
The translation of the old testament was released in five volumes in 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, and 1960. New world translation of the holy scriptures by anonymous. Warning, wall of text list of errors in translation of. The standards i use are the same standards that i use in my book differences between bible. We do not claim this list to be complete, nor do we claim that all of the problems are doctrinally critical, but some are. Jws new world translation esword modules resources. The new testament portion was released in 1950, as the new world translation of the christian greek scriptures, with the complete bible released in 1961. New world translation christian greek scriptures abebooks. The foregoing accounts for many of the differences between the new world translation and the king james version and other old versions. In reality, the nwt is the work of a bible translation committee.
What specific scholarship is there behind the new world. Bad translations of the jehovahs witness bible, the new world. However, they also claim that it was altered by scribes who omitted the divine name jehovah from the christian greek scriptures the new testament and by translators who distorted the bibles doctrines. This is the same claim that joseph smith made when he translated the book of mormon. The new world translation gives special attention to conveying the sense of the action of the greek and hebrew verbs.
Unfortunately, relatively few adults in north america can read any of these ancient languages. This kingdom interlinear translation also contains much valuable information in its introduction and appendix, and regarding the greek language itself on the front and back endsheets. This silver sword is the first revision in nearly 30 years. The original texts of the hebrew scriptures old testament and christian scriptures new testament were written in hebrew, greek, and occasionally in aramaic. The new world translation is unique in one thing it is the first intentional, systematic effort at producing a complete version of the bible that is edited and revised for the specific purpose of agreeing with a groups doctrine. The committee who produced it relied on inferior manuscripts for the underlying text and sadly a number of modern versions have followed suit.
Translations of various old testament books were subsequently released as the new world translation of the hebrew scriptures. Because the new world translation, with its inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Jehovahs witnesses bible is known as the new world translation of the holy scriptures. The new world translation nwt is defined by the jehovahs witnesses parent organization the watchtower society as a translation of the holy scriptures made directly from hebrew, aramaic and greek into modernday english by a committee of anointed witnesses of jehovah. Though it is not the first bible to be published by. Basis for the new world translation watchtower online. Bad translations of the jehovahs witness bible, the new. So not only do jws believe that the watchtower is inspired, they believe the nwt is translated by inspiration. As a basis for translating the hebrew scriptures, the text of rudolf kittels biblia hebraica, editions of 19511955, was used. The book was published in multiple languages including, consists of 1600 pages and is available in hardcover format. But it looks like the first printing of this bible or silver sword, as some have nicknamed it is already a limited edition. Finally, in 1961, the entire set of wbts translations was published as the new world translation of the holy scriptures nwt.
The new world translation of the christian greek scriptures was released at a convention of jehovahs witnesses at yankee stadium, new york, august 2, 1950. In doing so, the new world translation endeavors to preserve the special charm, simplicity, forcefulness, and manner of expression of the originallanguage writings. Was the bible corrupted until the new world translation. Metzger on the errors of the new world translation bible research. Like the mormons bible, the nwt was translated with help of the holy spirit. In their bibles, the roman catholic and eastern orthodox churches include. So most of us have to rely upon english translations.
Is the new world translation a valid version of the bible. Free download or read online new world translation of the holy scriptures pdf epub book. Angela the new world translation should be avoided at all costs. A response to alleged new world translation errors this page contains a response to alleged errors in the new world translation. Only in recent editions of the new world translation do we see the word inserted with brackets surrounding it. New world translation, 1950, 1961, 1970 editions, the nwt revised 1971 edition was changed to read, do obeisance to rather than worship.
Based on the jehovahs witness new world translation, revised 1984 edition whole bible verses deleted in the new world translation the following whole verses have been removed in the jehovahs witness biblewhether in the text or. There is another approach to discussing the new world translation and. John was a mystic, and delighted in mystic symbolism. The main characters of this religion, classics story are. Using the new world translation to refute the new world. Page 1 of 2 jws new world translation posted in esword modules resources. Jehovahs witnesses new world translation 20 revision. The nwt or new world translation is a very important piece of evidence to examine when considering the selfexalting unique claims of the watchtower society. New world translation of the holy scripturesarchive.
The messages of the books, being discourses and notes on the books of the new testament by fw farrar 1885 st. Responsible for the good news bible the committee worked under him. First of all, let me state that i am in no way disputing that there are critics of the new world translation who believe, strongly and sincerely, that the new world translation errs in the. The missing verses from the new world translation avoidjw. The frequency and types of translation errors were noted.
Getting over the hurdles of the new world translation christian. Nida, head of translation department, american bible society. Only in recent editions of the new world translation do. Words have been added, deleted, and modifications made to make the text to eliminate doctrinal difficulties and to make the text agree with their theology. The translators of the new world translation added the word other in gave him the name that is above every other name to support the watchtower teaching that the name jehovah is superior to the name jesus. In this area, the new world translation has correctly told us the meaning intended by the original writers. This change remains to this day, even though the original word chosen by the 4 nwt translators, was accurate to the greek. It includes pictures, footnotes, crossreferences, and additional study tools. Editions of new world translation of the holy scriptures. The omissions are underlined in the comparative verses.
Differences between the new world translation and other translations. Our official website provides online access to the bible. The 20 new world translation nwt is nothing like the 1984 new world translation reference bible. Ironically, we can see evidence of this even within the pages of the new world translation itself.445 987 773 422 1007 1164 312 294 882 676 503 297 1059 933 88 78 60 908 352 1100 1148 614 118 1303 346 1260 1076 220 1132 1405 418 872 93