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#1 APsit190

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 07:03 PM

OK, I did something crazy... I downloaded a PDF edition of the JW New World Translation of the Bible. Actually calling it a "translation," well, ummm, sort of just doesn't quite cut the mustard, but there we are.
 
A n y w a y (that's like drawing out the word, anyway), I am thinking of creating an NWT thingy (I love that) as an e-Sword resource, and would like to put it up here as a tool which could be used against the Jehovah witnesses.
 
Now, just before you think that I have totally lost my mind, and need to be put in a straitjacket, then thrown into a padded cell and the key tossed away; apparently I'm not the only one of this mind/thinking. Interestingly, John Ankerberg, in a blog, is sort of the same mind.
 
I am well aware of the policy of Bible Support regarding JW resources. But I also think that when it comes to JW stuff that most, if not all, regard the NWT thingy as close to crap as possible (putting it mildly). That said, to be able to use their material as tool as a part of one's apologetics in the refutation of their arguments, and then to show that Jesus is as He really is (as God) has to be a real prize. This sort of reminds me (to use an analogy) of a soldier taking a bayoneted rifle off his enemy, and then using it against him. A real prize.

 

This post is not a theological discussion, and therefore not where one can have his/her theological rant on this topic. You want to do that is fine, and there is a section here called Theological Discussions, where one can do that, so use that place. Again, that said, your thoughts/feedback is valuable as to whether or not I should do this project.

 

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#2 Tj Higgins

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 07:49 PM

There is a website called eswordlibrary.com that has a module for the 1984 edition of the JW "translation" available for downloading:

https://www.eswordlibrary.com/v9-bblx/



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Posted 21 March 2020 - 04:06 PM

What have we to fear?

 

And many may enter the Kingdon through strange paths, but always by one door...



#4 APsit190

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 07:15 PM

There is a website called eswordlibrary.com that has a module for the 1984 edition of the JW "translation" available for downloading:

https://www.eswordlibrary.com/v9-bblx/

Hey Higgs.

Thanks for that, mate, really appreciate it.

 

In the event that you didn't know what your nickname is, now you do.

 

By the way, I'll let you know what the what the quality of the resource is like, i.e., format, typos, and that sort of stuff.

 

Bless ya heaps,

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 09:19 AM

JW Translation from https://www.jw.org/e...library/bible/  This would probably become a very well used resource.  There is the 1984 edition, = bi12_E.pdf and the 2013 revision = nwt_E.pdf and the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures: Interlinear Study Edition and an additional Glossary which is not shown as available in PDF format. This has appendix with pictures to illustrate some of the words. Why not contact their HQ - https://www.jw.org/e.../united-states/ because they may have this in a handy format which you can use easily format for use on Apple and Microsoft Windows 10 formats. 


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Posted 22 March 2020 - 12:25 PM

Hey Higgs.

Thanks for that, mate, really appreciate it.

 

In the event that you didn't know what your nickname is, now you do.

 

By the way, I'll let you know what the what the quality of the resource is like, i.e., format, typos, and that sort of stuff.

 

Bless ya heaps,

 

Here is another website with pdf's of every edition of the NWT dating back to 1950 

 

https://avoidjw.org/bibles/



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Posted 22 March 2020 - 04:39 PM

I believe they also switched translations, because my friend had a earlier edition which had the correct translation of Jn 1:1.  He would show it to them.

 

Kiwi "I have totally lost my mind, and need to be put in a straitjacket, then thrown into a padded cell and the key tossed away"-- I'm not going to visit you on N.Z.  Stay locked up.

 

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#8 APsit190

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Posted 22 March 2020 - 04:49 PM



Here is another website with pdf's of every edition of the NWT dating back to 1950 

 

https://avoidjw.org/bibles/


I'm not that interested, as  that is not the intention with regard to have wanting to create an NLT for e-Sword.

 

With that said, I downloaded the NLT.bblx file from that recommended website, and had a look at it, and from a glance it seems to be in good nick when it comes to the formatting and being typo free.

 

On my blog page, I'll do a review of the actual translation, and that way the theological rants can be expressed by all and sundry.

 

A bit of a side note:

I find it amusing that the name of the website you referenced to, is "Avoid JWs," and its loaded with their (JWs) material. I guess that comes down to it being "unavoidable." Pun intended.

 

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 01:03 AM

Hello there,
 
2 years ago I inquired on the same thing seeing if anyone had a NWT module for e-sword but none did, so I ended up making one myself using their latest 2013 edition.  I do not give it out unless someone wants it and uses it for the purpose of exposing the cult.
 
From what I understand I am also now allowed to upload the file here for download as it would go against the rules, not that I am promoting the cult but I still don't want to break the rules:
 
Restricted Theology
Please do not upload material promoting, advocating, or proselytizing:
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses, Watchtower Society, or other cults.
  • Islam
  • Other material that denies the deity of Jesus Christ. If you're unsure, you may upload anyway, but the material is subject to a review.

 

Also, I did not get not get permission from Watchtower Society to do this (obviously), so it was more of a personal thing I did for myself and our online Bible studies & Apologetics as we use the JW's NWT a lot against them to expose them, and I in particular am the one who posts verses during our online Bible studies/Apologetics livestream (which you are all welcome to join us on YouTube on the channel "Shamounian" with Sam Shamoun), and it just really helps having a module in e-sword making copy/pasting verses easy and quick because the JW site is terrible.  So really I made it for myself and not to be distributed to others, BUT if anyone does want it I want to make it available to them seeing how much time and effort it took to do this and that this is probably the only one done, AND also seeing this post last night by "coincidence",

 

So I am offering to give the file to anyone who wants it.  I just don't want to post it here and break the rules, I also don't want people to be mislead thinking it is an authentic translation when its not!  So there is good reason for it not to be posted here.

 

 
If anyone wants the NWT 2013 module please write your email below or PM me and I would be glad to send you the module.
 
THERE IS JUST ONE CONDITION, DO NOT SELL IT OR DISTRIBUTE IT FOR MONEY OR ANYTHING. 
 
IF YOU GIVE THE FILE TO ANYONE ELSE, PLEASE ATTACH A COPY OF THIS THREAD (URL) WITH IT SO THEY KNOW HOW TO CONTACT ME IN THE EVENT THERE IS AN ERROR THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED.
 
So far we haven't found any errors or typos, but if you find any PLEASE CONTACT ME by replying below or by PM!
 
Now, if I can get my hands on an NIV 1984 file for E-sword would be great!  Anyone have a file they care to share?
 
God bless!

Edited by nickolade122, 23 March 2020 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 02:47 PM

 

Hello there,
 
2 years ago I inquired on the same thing seeing if anyone had a NWT module for e-sword but none did, so I ended up making one myself using their latest 2013 edition.  I do not give it out unless someone wants it and uses it for the purpose of exposing the cult.
 
From what I understand I am also now allowed to upload the file here for download as it would go against the rules, not that I am promoting the cult but I still don't want to break the rules:
 
Restricted Theology
Please do not upload material promoting, advocating, or proselytizing:
  • The Jehovah's Witnesses, Watchtower Society, or other cults.
  • Islam
  • Other material that denies the deity of Jesus Christ. If you're unsure, you may upload anyway, but the material is subject to a review.

 

Also, I did not get not get permission from Watchtower Society to do this (obviously), so it was more of a personal thing I did for myself and our online Bible studies & Apologetics as we use the JW's NWT a lot against them to expose them, and I in particular am the one who posts verses during our online Bible studies/Apologetics livestream (which you are all welcome to join us on YouTube on the channel "Shamounian" with Sam Shamoun), and it just really helps having a module in e-sword making copy/pasting verses easy and quick because the JW site is terrible.  So really I made it for myself and not to be distributed to others, BUT if anyone does want it I want to make it available to them seeing how much time and effort it took to do this and that this is probably the only one done, AND also seeing this post last night by "coincidence",

 

So I am offering to give the file to anyone who wants it.  I just don't want to post it here and break the rules, I also don't want people to be mislead thinking it is an authentic translation when its not!  So there is good reason for it not to be posted here.

 

 
If anyone wants the NWT 2013 module please write your email below or PM me and I would be glad to send you the module.
 
THERE IS JUST ONE CONDITION, DO NOT SELL IT OR DISTRIBUTE IT FOR MONEY OR ANYTHING. 
 
IF YOU GIVE THE FILE TO ANYONE ELSE, PLEASE ATTACH A COPY OF THIS THREAD (URL) WITH IT SO THEY KNOW HOW TO CONTACT ME IN THE EVENT THERE IS AN ERROR THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED.
 
So far we haven't found any errors or typos, but if you find any PLEASE CONTACT ME by replying below or by PM!
 
Now, if I can get my hands on an NIV 1984 file for E-sword would be great!  Anyone have a file they care to share?
 
God bless!

 

 

If you are interested in having or comparing various editions of the New World Translations and other books used by the JW there is an excellent site with all of the versions of New World Translations and other materials in pdf format:

https://avoidjw.org/bibles/

This site has translations of the JW bible dating back to 1960 along with a large number of other JW related publications. 







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