<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"> <head> <title>Bible Translation and Study</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en-gb"> <meta name="keywords" content="Jehovah's Witnesses, New World Translation, Jehovah's Witnesses Defended, Jehovas Zeugen, Tmoins de Jhovah, Testigos de Jehova."> <meta name="description" content="Defence of Jehovah's Witnesses, their doctrines and their New World Translation against critics."> <link rel=stylesheet type="text/css" href="style.css"> <style> <!-- span.MsoFootnoteReference {vertical-align:super;} span.def-sensenum1 {color:#333333; font-weight:bold} span.def-grammar1 {color:#333333; font-style:normal} span.cald-definition1 {color:#003399; font-style:normal} span.cald-example1 {color:#333333; font-style:italic} .msg {display:inline-block}.mb {font-size:80%;padding:6 8 0 14;width:100%}.cb {background-image:url('http://gmail.google.com/gmail/images/card_left.gif');background-position: left 50%;background-repeat:repeat-y;border-right:1px solid #e8e8e8;}div.Section1 {page:Section1;} h4 {margin-top:0cm; 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border-width: 1px; padding-left: 4px; padding-right: 4px; padding-top: 1px; padding-bottom: 1px"> <p align="center"> <font face="Trebuchet MS"> <b>Since the <i>New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures</i> was published between 1950 and 1961 by Jehovah&#39;s Witnesses, it has been the object of much unwarranted criticism.&nbsp; The aim of this site is to discuss some of the criticisms of the <i>New World Translation</i> and to offer a defence.&nbsp;</b></font></div> <p> &nbsp;<p> &nbsp;<p> <font face="Trebuchet MS">I compiled some of these articles as replies to letters from an online correspondent, who, unfortunately, refused to read them.&nbsp; Since then, I have researched a number of other articles in answer to common questions about the <i>New World Translation</i>.</font><p> <font face="Trebuchet MS">Two articles on this site are not about the <i>New World Translation</i>.&nbsp; One of them discusses whether Jehovah&#39;s Witnesses are guilty of false prophecy, as many opposers allege.&nbsp; Another defends Jehovah&#39;s Witnesses belief that the Archangel Michael is Jesus Christ.&nbsp; The main focus of this site, however, is the translation of the Bible.</font><p> <font face="Trebuchet MS">I hope to add at least one new article per month to this site, so please come back.&nbsp; In the meantime, there are some other excellent sites by Jehovah&#39;s Witnesses defending the <i>New World Translation</i>.&nbsp; See the &#39;<a href="li.html">Links</a>&#39; page for details.</font><p align="center"> <b><font face="Trebuchet MS">NEW ARTICLES</font></b><p> <font face="Trebuchet MS">October 11th, 2005: <a href="other.html">Does the <i>New World Translation</i> Add Words to Colossians 1:17, 18?</a>&nbsp; </font> <p> <font face="Trebuchet MS">I have also made some alterations to a few of the articles, particularly those concerning <a href="fh.html">Franz &amp; Hebrew</a> and <a href="ho.html"> Hommel &amp; the NWT</a>.</font><p> <font face="Trebuchet MS">July 11th, 2005: <a href="theotes.html">&quot;Fullness of the Divine Quality&quot; at Colossians 2:9.</a></font><p> <font face="Trebuchet MS">June 10th, 2005: The <a href="int.html"> Kingdom Interlinear Translation and the Deception of MacGregor Ministries</a>.&nbsp; It is amazing the lies that some people will tell to support their beliefs.&nbsp; You can read a refutation of some of them in this essay.<BR>&nbsp;</font><p> &nbsp;<p> <font face="Trebuchet MS"><BR>I would really appreciate it if any scholarly-minded Witnesses have any observations on this site and on the quality of the arguments used.&nbsp; Please feel free to write to me if you have any corrections or suggestions for improvement.<BR><I>(E-mail is now private.)</I></font><p> &nbsp;<p> <font face="Trebuchet MS">Additionally, even if you disagree with what is stated on this web site, you are free to write to me.&nbsp; I have enjoyed receiving a number of interesting letters from sincere persons who have visited this site and who wrote in a respectful way to express their disagreement.&nbsp; <BR><I>(E-mail is now private.)</I></font><BR><BR><BR><BR> <a href="XlationSite.pdf"><FONT FACE="Wingdings 2" SIZE=5>6</FONT> <font face="Trebuchet MS">Printable Version in PDF: 101 pages (1.4 MB)</font></a><font face="Trebuchet MS"><BR><BR><BR>&nbsp;</font> <p> <font face="Trebuchet MS"><BR><!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> </font> </td> </tr> </table> </td> <td width="178"> <table width="178" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"> <tr valign="top"> <td><font face="Trebuchet MS"><!------------------------ Menu section, links go below ----------------------------><!-- this is the code for a button below, just copy and paste the code to make multiple buttons, you will notice we have did this six times for example --><!--button code start--> </font> <table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp;&nbsp; <A href="index.html">Front Page </A> </FONT> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table> <table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS"><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0><FONT color=#0080ff>&nbsp; <a title="Was Frederick W. Franz really incapable of translating a simple verse from Hebrew into English?" href="fh.html"> Franz &amp; Hebrew</a> </FONT> </FONT> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table> <font face="Trebuchet MS"><!--end of button code--> </font> <table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp; <a title="Mr Hommel contends that the NWT of the Hebrew Scriptures is not scholarly. Is he right?" href="ho.html"> Hommel &amp; NWT</a> </FONT> <a href=""> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2> &nbsp; </FONT> </a> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table> <table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp; <a title="A discussion of Professor Mantey's comments about John 1:1" href="ma.html"> Mantey &amp; NWT</a> </FONT> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table> <table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp; <a title="Brief replies to a few questions about NWT renderings" href="mi.html"> Miscellaneous NWT </a> </FONT> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table> <table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp; </FONT> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" size=2 ><a href="int.html">Kingdom Interlinear</a></FONT><FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><a title="MacGregor Ministries have published an attack on the 'Kingdom Interlinear'. Is what they say valid?" href="mi.html"> </a> </FONT> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table> <table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp; <a title="Should Jesus be worshipped? Why does the NWT say the disciples 'did obeisance' to Jesus?" href="wo.html"> Worshipping Jesus </a> </FONT> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table> <table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp; </FONT> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" size=2 > <a title="Has the New World Translation correctly rendered 'theotes' in Colossians 2:9?" href="theotes.html"> Divine Quality - <i>theotes</i></a></FONT><FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><a title="Should Jesus be worshipped? Why does the NWT say the disciples 'did obeisance' to Jesus?" href="wo.html"> </a> </FONT> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table> <table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp; <a title="Critics accuse the NWT of 'adding words' to Colossians 1:16, 17. But is that really the case?" href="other.html"> Adding Words? </a> </FONT> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table><table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp; <a title="Are Jesus and the Archangel Michael one and the same?" href="ar.html"> Archangel Michael </a> </FONT> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table> <table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp; <a title="Learn the truth behind the accusations." href="fp.html">False Prophecies?</a></FONT><font face="Trebuchet MS"> </font> <a href=""> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2> &nbsp; </FONT> </a> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table><table width="178" height="41" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="11"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2><IMG height=11 alt="" src="buttontop.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="20" background="buttonbg.jpg"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff size=2 ><IMG height=1 alt="" src="buttonspcr.gif" width=15 border=0>&nbsp;<b> <a title="Other sites about the NWT or the Bible in general." href="li.html"> Links</a></b><a title="Other sites about the NWT or the Bible in general." href="li.html"> </a> </FONT> <a title="Other sites about the NWT or the Bible in general." href="li.html"> <font face="Trebuchet MS" color="#0000ff" size="2">&nbsp; </font></a> </td></tr><tr valign="top"><td width="178" height="12"> <FONT face="Trebuchet MS" color=#0000ff><IMG height=12 alt="" src="buttonbottom.jpg" width=178 border=0></FONT></td></tr></table> <font face="Trebuchet MS"> <BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------> </font> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table><center><div align="center">&nbsp;</div></center> <font face="Trebuchet MS"><!-- end link --> </font> </body> </html>