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Yes, they do. It's called New World Translation. There are several verses with a completely different meaning than other translations, such as John 1:1 1 In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god Quite different than the NIV translation 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the ...


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Jehovah’s Witnesses use the standard 66-book Protestant Bible, but usually use their own translation thereof (they do reference other translations from time to time, but generally use The New World Translation). It’s fair to say that the NWT is quite, let’s say, distinctive in places, and has received a fair amount of criticism. The Witnesses do not in any ...


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From the Watchtower Organization's own "Reasoning From the Scriptures": "As a basis for translating the Hebrew Scriptures, the text of Rudolf Kittel's 'Biblia Hebraica' editions of 1951-1955, was used. The 1984 revision of the New World Translation benefited from updating in harmony with the 'Biblia Stuttgartensia' of 1977. Additionally, the Dead Sea ...


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The capitalized YOU is used to disambiguate singular vs. plural usage. While unclear in English, the difference between singular and plural usage is clear in the original Greek sources of these texts. It also makes a distinction between the singular and plural in the 2nd person personal pronoun: "you" is singular, and "YOU" is plural. In English, the ...


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Frederick Franz studied Biblical Greek at the University of Cincinnati with the intention of becoming a Presbyterian preacher (Penton, M. James (1997). Apocalypse Delayed: The Story of Jehovah's Witnesses (2nd ed.). University of Toronto Press. p. 174. ISBN 0-8020-7973-3.) He was also quite the linguist, speaking about half of the major Western European ...


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The academic credentials of the translators is unknown since the committee choose to remain anonymous just like translators of some notable Bible translations. Any suggested names on the translators are pure assumptions since the publishers have never revealed it and most of the first edition translators are probably dead by now. And remember that not just ...


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The reference edition of the New World Translation is available online, and answers questions in this regard in the sections "Foreword", "Introduction", and "Appendix": New World Translation, Reference edition, 1984 Other details are found in "Study 8" in the publication “All Scripture Is Inspired of God and Beneficial”, found at the same web site: ...


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To simplify everything, yes, the Jehovah's Witnesses do have their own version if the Bible. I would not even really call it a Bible, because it deviates from the original scriptures in many places. An example is where in Collosians 1:16 the word "other" is inserted 4x. The purpose is to make their "bible" agree with the theology that the Watchtower Society ...



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