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Posted by dmsmith at Dec 1, 2009 7:29:04 AM
Re: Jehovah's Witness Bible?
It appears that the module is NT only. Comparing it with my hard copy, it is clear the module is a revision of the 1942 printing of Benjamin Wilson's Emphatic Diaglott.

Not only are the "emphatic" parts of it gone, but much of it is different. Some examples:
Matt 1.1-2
A Register of the Lineage of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham. From Abraham proceeded ISAAC ; from Isaac, JACOB ; from Jacob, JUDAH and his BROTHERS.

(Note: ISAAC, JACOB and JUDAH are small-caps, but BROTHERS is all caps. Spacing of punctuation is distinctive.)

The module has:
A record of descent of Jesus Anointed, son of David, son of Abraham.  Abraham begot the Isaac, Isaac and begot the Jacob, Jacob and begot the Judas and the brothers of him.

Another example of John 1:1-2
The book has:
In the Beginning was the LOGOS, and the LOGOS was with GOD, and the LOGOS was God. This was in the Beginning with GOD.
(LOGOS and GOD are small-caps.)

The module has:
In a beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and a god was the Word.  This was in a beginning with the God.

This is not surprising to me. Once when some Jehovah's Witnesses came to my door, we compared Diaglotts, both purporting to be 1942 editions. Theirs read like the module does. I doubt that the Watch Tower Society is going to broadcast its editorializing of the Bible.

It did not give me confidence that what I had wasn't redacted either.