Friday, May 11, 2007

The NWT and John 1:1

Because it's arguably the most discussed verse in the New World Translation, here are some links concerning John 1:1:

For an Answers' Bible commentary on John 1

A Grossly Misleading Translation (John 1:1) by Julius Mantey

The New World Translation and John 1:1 - What the Scholars Really Said

1 comment:

JohnOneOne said...

"What About John 1:1?"

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Today, an important part Bible study is the comparison of translations. Regarding their comparative value, Miles Coverdale (b.1488-d.1568), who produced the first complete printed translation of the Bible into English, wrote: "one translation declareth, openeth and illustrateth another, and ... in many cases one is a plain commentary unto another.''

The King James Version translators had also appreciated the work of early translators, for even upon their cover page they explained that their own work had been, "Translated out of the Original Tongues and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised."

Interestingly, these same translators had further advised within their own, original "Preface" to the KJV: "Therefore as St Augustine saith, 'a variety of translations is profitable for finding out the sense of scriptures.'"

For many, John 1:1 plainly declares Jesus (the Word) is God. And yet, few are aware of the number of other ways in which hundreds of Biblical Theologians, Scholars and Translators alike have, down thru the centuries, chosen to render this verse - as something other than, "and the Word was God."

John 1:1 may be the most discussed, explained and/or debated scripture of any in the Bible. After 15 years study, there is soon to be released an Extensive Annotated Bibliography, providing the dedicated student of the Bible a sampling of what has been offered by many, well respected Bible scholars, that is, as to the many appropriate, alternative renditions of this most controversial scripture, John 1:1.

Agape: john1one@earthlink.net

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In view of the fact that, within Acts 20:27 (NWT), Paul tells us that he had “…not held back from telling [us] all the counsel of God,” when examining the full content of Paul’s preaching and teaching, nowhere can it be found that he had ever expounded upon the Trinity doctrine.