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The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (NWT), is published and used by Jehovah's Witnesses. It is rarely used by others, and is a somewhat contentious translation.

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What support is there for the Jehovah’s Witness translation of John 1:1?

Rather than the more traditional “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” Jehovah’s Witnesses use the New World Translation, which gives John 1:1 as “In the ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses have their own version of the Bible?

Do Jehovah's Witnesses have their own version of the Bible? What is their reason for not accepting other versions such as the NIV or the KJV?
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What specific scholarship is there behind the New World Translation?

The New World Translation of the Bible was produced by the Jehovah's Witnesses. I'm wondering what specific scholarship is behind the translation. Who were the translators? What Greek Manuscripts ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about other Bible translations?

I was communing with a group of six JWs and one of them brought out an app which compared the NWT with other translations and claimed that there is not much difference between them. Do Jehovah's ...
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Did the New World Translation lead to any doctrinal changes?

The Jehovah's Witnesses believe that their denomination is a restoration of the original, ancient form of Christianity. They claim to have rediscovered this form through principled biblical study and ...
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What are the differences between most Christian Bibles and Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible?

Are most Christian bibles and Jehovah’s Witnesses Bible the same ? If not what are some important differences in them?
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Where did the translators of the New World translation study the Biblical languages?

In Crisis of conscience, written by Raymond Franz, the translators of the New World Translation are identified as Nathan Knorr, Frederick Franz, Albert Schroeder, George Gangas, and Milton Henschel. ...
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Why does the NWT capitalize "YOU" in many verses?

Throughout many passages in the NWT (Jehovah's Witness specific New World Translation), all instances of the pronoun "you" are written in all capitals. Here is an example from Acts 2:38: ...
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How do Jehovah Witnesses explain differences between NWT and Hebrew/Latin/Greek in Zechariah 12:10 and Acts 20:28? [closed]

How do Jehovah Witnesses explain the differences between the New World Translation and Latin/Greek, specifically in these two Bible verses? (1) Zechariah 12:10 King James Version (KJV) And I will ...
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