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In John 1:1c, should the Greek word θεὸς be translated into English as “a god” or “God”?

The New World Translation, the official Bible version of the Watchtower/Jehovah’s Witnesses, translates John 1:1 into English as follows: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, ...
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Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?

I already assumed the opposite in an answer to why there are so many Bible translations, on Christianity.SE. Now that we have an expert community, I'd like to check. The translators of the New World ...
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How is the New World Translation's usage of "Jehovah" controversial?

The New World Translation transliterates the Tetragrammaton as “Jehovah”. Why does this translation choose to transliterate the Tetragrammaton this way? How was the choice made to use the ...
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How can we understand differences between the NWT and Latin/Hebrew/Greek on Zechariah 12:10?

Is there any early manuscript that shows a word translatable as "the one" (3rd person) in Zechariah 12:10? When looking at Zechariah 12:10, this is how it reads in: New World Translation (NWT) I ...
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What is the basis for translating Colossians 1:27-28 to “in union with Christ” and what are the theological implications?

Colossians 1:27-28 NWT: “But now it has been made manifest to his holy ones, to whom God has been pleased to make known what are the glorious riches of this sacred secret in union with you, the hope ...
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How can we understand differences between NWT and Latin/Greek on Acts 20:28?

Is there any early manuscript that shows a word translatable as "son" in Acts 20:28? When looking at Acts 20:28 this is how it reads in: New World Translation (NWT) Pay attention to yourselves ...
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Translation of Matt 22:44, "The Lord said to my Lord ... "

There have been several people asserting on this site that in obvious places such as Matt 22:44 the sacred name of "Jehovah/YHWH" or equivalent should be used giving a version like, "...
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Acts 5:31 - Does any reputable manuscript suggest that Jesus is God's Chief Agent

While doing research to answer a question on Christ Jesus being our Saviour, I noticed something strange in the New World Translation while reading Acts 5:31. The King James Version, New International ...
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1 Corinthians 15:6 - What does "Fallen Asleep" really mean?

I'm trying to get a precise meaning /translation to the word ἐκοιμήθησαν from 1 Corinthians 15: 6 that seems to be ancient greek since os took from original greek manuscripts. I've looked for greek ...
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In Hebrews 11:1 how should ἔλεγχος be translated?

Hebrews 11:1 is one of the most important definitions of faith given in the NT. Is this translation of the NWT adequate or does it add points that are not to be found in the Greek original: Faith ...
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1 Peter 3:20 - why "a few" souls saved?

I think that 1 Peter 3:20 is usually rendered into English like this: ... Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a ...
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Jesus Christ was concealed in Old Testament why? [closed]

Jesus in the Old Testament was concealed for a reason, but then the New Testament makes him known. Please explain to me, with scriptural backing, why GOD could only bring forth the manifested Christ ...