[b-hebrew] NWT's approach of consistent translation
furuli at online.no
Fri Nov 18 03:48:43 EST 2005
The two posts of Schmuel regarding the NWT and the New Testament are outside
the scope of this list. I do not feel it is my duty to defend the renderings
of the NWT against criticisms by different persons - the same clause can be
translated in diffrent ways without any volation of any translation rule -
so criticisms should not be avoided. But when a claim that is outright
false is made, it is the duty of one having a knowledge to speak up.
According to the foreword of the NWT New Testament from 1950 three factors
were behind the choice of Jehovah in cases where NT manuscripts from the
second century C.E. and forward have KURIOS, 1) quotes from the OT, 2) New
Testaments in Hebrew using Jehovah, and 3) the context. In *all* cases where
Jehovah is found in the NWT New Testament one or more of these factors are
behind the choice. Theology *must* be an important factor in Bible
translation. We cannot translate a text we do not understand, and a part,
often a great part of this understanding is theology. One can disagree with
the theology of the NWT translators, but to claim that they are inconsistent
to their own translation principles in their choices of Jehovah in the NT is
University of Oslo
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From: "Schmuel" <schmuel at nyc.rr.com>
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Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 1:22 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] NWT's approach of consistent translation
> Hi b-hebrew,
> To be clear, the verses below are examples where the NWT did NOT use their
> methodology because it would be discomfiting to their doctrinal position.
> is inserted to show what the verses would look like if they were
> consistent, and
> those who are familiar with JW doctrine will understand how their doctrine
> their translation.
> Steven Avery
> Queens, NY
> According to their own grammatical rule, haAdohn  is translated as
> Jehovah at 1 Corinthians 4:19 and 1 Corinthians 7:17. .....the New World
> Bible Translation Committee did not follow their own rule at 1 Corinthians
> 11:23, Philippians 2:11, or Luke 24:34.
> 1 Corinthians 12:3
> Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of
> God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is Jehovah,
> but by the Holy Ghost.
> Philippians 2:11
> And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Jehovah, to the
> glory of God the Father.
> Luke 24:34
> Saying, Jehovah is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
> John 20:28
> And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Jehovah and my God.
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