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2013 DC new releases - rumors ???

    obarac posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:45:24 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    There is rumors that in this years DC NWT will be released and also new tracts. Any other rumors about new releases?

    toweragent posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:46:55 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    NWT? As in a NEW New World Translation? Of the Bible? I can see them updating it to be more in harmony with their current doctrine.

    M sir82 posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:54:23 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    Scary thought if true. But it would make sense, in a convention themed on "God's Word".

    What further bastardizations could they include in a NNWT?

    Of course the cynical side of me says, if true, it's merely a cash grab by the WTS.

    I'm sure they can produce a Bible for maybe a dollar, but they're hoping that JWs will think "Ooh, a new Bible, that must have been expensive, I better drop more in the contribution box".

    F jgnat posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:57:04 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    Sure, I'll add to the rumor mill. The NWT will be the same as the old NWT except it will only be available on CD. There will be some new full-color maps included, as well as some connect-the-dot pictures in Genesis and 2 Kings.

    toweragent posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:58:11 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    I think there is some legitamacy to this theory, I am the literature servant in our hall and we have been back ordered on Reference Bibles and the Black and Red Deluxe Bibles for about 8 months now. All we have are some of the crappy paper bibles and a few hardcovers. Maybe because they aren't printing them and are instead waiting for the release of this NNWT.

    Fed-up posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:59:51 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    what better way to make $$$...If you don't update your Bible you're just an apostate. A new bible, awesome. they can keep this up for years!

    Splash posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:23:07 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    I heard a while back that a new NWT was on it's way.

    One of the changes is that whenever there is the 'inserted' brackets [like this] to indicate something not in the original text has been added, those brackets will be removed but the additional text will remain.

    For example:

    (Ro 6:7) . . .For he who has died has been acquitted from [his] sin.

    will become

    (Ro 6:7) . . .For he who has died has been acquitted from his sin.

    Let's see if that one has legs!

    Splash

    Sulla posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:48:50 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    I can't imagine a new NWT could possibly be less illiterate than the one they use now. There is a high level of illiteracy in it, and it can't be reduced. Not impossible, I guess, but it can't be unlikely to be less.

    Christ Alone posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:51:52 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    New NWT - John 1:1 - In the beginning was Michael, and Michael was with God, and Michael was an angel.

    St George of England posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:53:35 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    One of the changes is that whenever there is the 'inserted' brackets [like this] to indicate something not in the original text has been added, those brackets will be removed but the additional text will remain.

    If you check your current copy of the NWT (Bi12-E) you will see that they [] have already been removed since the 2006 printing.

    George

    F jgnat posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:54:33 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    Cheaper binding? Hubby already takes his study books to the local printer to be re-bound.

    Sulla posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:00:51 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name except for Jehovah's name,
    10 that at the name of Jehovah every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
    11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jehovah is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

    M OnTheWayOut posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:11:07 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    I will go through the program and try to guess. They don't always name a talk the same as the title of a release, but sometimes they do.

    http://www.jehovahs-witness.net/watchtower/bible/246594/1/2013-District-Convention-Program-e28098Gode28099s-Word-is-Truthe28099

    On Friday, REJOICE WITH THE TRUTH could be a tract or brochure. (Expect new tracts to be releases.)

    That's a 20 minute part before a Keynote Address: "God's Congregation, A Pillar and Support of the Truth" which could build on some item designed to give faith that the congregations (and the frigging GB) are used by Jehovah.

    Friday afternoon's symposium, THE TRUTH SETS US FREE FROM.... could be the title of a release (or drop the word "From.")

    Saturday morning's symposium, CLING TO WHAT IS TRUE could lead to a release.
    Saturday afternoon's syposium, UTILIZE GOD's WORD AS.... could lead to something related to the NWT.

    I could see tackling doubts about changes with Sunday's symposium, JEHOVAH's PROMISES ALWAYS COME TRUE! A release with that name would be a great study material for propoganda to insist that everything is fine with Jehovah and His organization.

    Theocratic Sedition posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:13:09 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    I think there is some legitamacy to this theory, I am the literature servant in our hall and we have been back ordered on Reference Bibles and the Black and Red Deluxe Bibles for about 8 months now. All we have are some of the crappy paper bibles and a few hardcovers. Maybe because they aren't printing them and are instead waiting for the release of this NNWT.

    Interesting, I've been trying to get a new Bible from the back for a while. I have a reference bible on order and the servant has apologized to me a couple times even though I wasn't pressing him. I just need a new Bible. We don't even have any of the paper back Bibles at our congregation. He told me those were on backorder too.

    M OnTheWayOut posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:16:25 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    T.S., go get some "other" Bible and explain that you have not been able to get yours.

    We had a Kingdom Hall with 5 congregations and one person drove out to the Assembly Hall to pick up literature for all five. Then they took what they wanted, and it seemed my congregation was least liked. I ordered a red Bible with the gold edges and I got it 4 years later. I knew why.

    M Billy the Ex-Bethelite posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:16:37 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    Perhaps it will be a Simplified New World Translation.

    M steve2 posted Fri, 01 Mar 2013 23:36:37 GMT(3/1/2013)

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    In the 1970s, areligious organization published a common language version of the "New Testament" (i.e., "The Christian Greek Scriptures"). It did not claim to be a word-for-word translation - I think it was called "The Good News Bible" - it had nice little stick figure cartoons throughout its pages and provided a soft and gooey "take" on Scripture.

    Anyway, with the JWs badly in need of a re-commitment reboot, perhaps they have done a similar common language translation that focuses on the warnings found in the Christian Greek Scriptures and, if that's the case, they'll publish it as "The Watchtower Warnings Bible" - that sort of title would at least have the virtue of accurately describing the negative messages of the organization.

    A common language translation would more overtly draw attention to the fact that the brothers in Brooklyn must be obeyed. Mathew 24:45 could read:

    You must follow the direction of the faithful and discreet slave class who distrubute the Truth through the Watchtower and Awake! magazines, from the kingdom hall platforms, from special one-day meetings and from conventions. This class of men are also called the Governing Body who are Jehovah God's representatives on earth in this time of the end."

    ├Łou cannot get plainer than that. To disobey their clear warnings would prove that you are evil-hearted and deserving of destruction by Jehovah God when the end finally arrives.

    leaving_quietly posted Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:15:00 GMT(3/2/2013)

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    My guess: "brazen conduct" will replace "loose conduct"

    man oh man posted Sat, 02 Mar 2013 00:21:09 GMT(3/2/2013)

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    They also may be offering the new Bible in various colors.

    M moggy lover posted Sat, 02 Mar 2013 01:00:31 GMT(3/2/2013)

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    What about the "Reasoning from the Scriptures", or more correctly, "[Human] Reasoning from the Scriptures" book?

    That has needed revising for some time.

    I heard that the Watchtower leadership sold off their state-of-the-art MAN stich binding presses which they imported from Germany. For several years now they have been using smaller staple binding presses.

    Then again, I also heard that they did purchase smaller stich binding presses from Japan last year and have only recently installed them in Patterson. So expect an improvement in the current crop of cheap publications. The prime example of this is the "What Does The Bible Really teach" book.

    My The "Truth that leads to Everlasting life" is still well preserved since I got it in about 1968, but my "Bible Teach" book fell apart after just a few weeks.

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