It is important to me to know what Bible uses the correct translation from the original Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic texts. Has anyone ever tested the various translations of the Bible?
The New World Translation is one of the most easy to understand and the most accurate…..
Here is a independent accuracy chart that compares most bibles with the “critical text” see which ones come out on top:
You might think it biased for saying that the NWT is one of the best, so why not listen to what some of the leading translators and Greek sholars say:
In fact, the New World Translation is a scholarly work., Professor Benjamin Kedar of Israel said:
Jason BeDuhn associate professor of religious studies in his book compares nine translations including the KJ, “the New World Translation “is one of the most accurate English translations of the New Testament currently available”
Rolf Furuli: “I read the English text of the NWT against the Hebrew text, word for word…the translators of the NWT have been extremely faithful both to their own translation principles and to the Hebrew text.”
-Lecturer in Semitic Languages at Oslo University
Steven T. Byington: Of the NWT, “If you are digging for excellent or suggestive renderings, this is among the richer mines.”
-Christian Century, “Review of the New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures”
Frederick Danker: “Not to be snubbed is the New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, Rendered from the Original by the New World Bible Translation Committee.”
-”Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study”
Alan S. Duthie: The “Jehovah’s Witnesses’ NWT,…is certainly not ‘filled with the heretical doctrines’…even though a few aberrations can be found…but the percentage of the whole Bible thus affected… does not reach even 0.1% of the whole, which is very far from ‘full’.
-”How To Choose Your Bible Wisely”
Edgar Goodspeed: “I am…much pleased with the free, frank, and vigorous translation. It exhibits a vast array of sound serious learning, as I can testify.”- professor of Greek at the University of Chicago.
Samuel Haas: “This work indicates a great deal of effort and thought as well as considerable scholarship.”
On the NWT -Bible Scholar in “Journal of Biblical Literature”
C. Houtman: “The New World Translation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses can survive the scrutiny of criticism.”
-”Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift”, [Dutch Theological Magazines]
Benjamin Kedar: “I find my feeling repeatedly confirmed that [the OT] reflects an honest endeavor to achieve an understanding of the text that is as accurate as possible….Giving evidence of a broad command of the original language…I have never discovered in the New World Translation any biased intent to read something into the text that it does not contain.”
-Professor of Jewish, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Dr. Bruce Metzger: “On the whole, one gains a tolerably good impression of the scholarly equipment of the translators.”
-Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary and Scholar in Greek, OT Studies and NT Studies in “The Bible Translator”
J. D Phillips: “Last week I purchased a copy of your New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures of which I take pride in being an owner. You have done a marvelous work…but you have made a marvelous step in the right direction, and I pray God that your Version will be used to His glory. What you have done for the Name alone is worth all the effort and cost!”
Charles Francis Potter: In “the New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures…the anonymous translators have certainly rendered the best manuscript texts…with scholarly ability and acumen.”
-The Faith Men Live By
William Carey Taylor: The NT of the NWT contains “considerable scholarship.”
-”The New Bible Pro and Con”
Allen Wikgren: It is “independent reading of merit.”
-Scholar on the NRSV committee, as well as on the committee which produced the UBS Greek text
Thomas N. Winter: “The translation by the anonymous committee is thoroughly up to date and consistently accurate…In sum, when a witness comes to the door, the classicist, Greek student, or Bible student alike would do well to place an order.”
-Professor of Koine Greek at the University of Nebraska
You can read it online and now with “audio format” so you can listen to it too!
on: 16th October 12