The New World Translation

Collection ID

BIB.005007

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1961

Geography

United States

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

5 × 7.4 × 1.1 in. (12.7 × 19 × 2.8 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures was published in 1961 by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, a corporation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The translation project began in 1950 and was carried out by a committee of church leaders who sought to produce a Bible with updated language based on the original Greek and Hebrew sources. Over the next ten years, parts of the Old and New Testaments were published separately until the translation was completed in 1961. Today, the New World Translation has been translated into dozens of languages and hundreds of millions of copies have been distributed worldwide.

Printed in 1961 by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Brooklyn, New York; Acquired by World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Tuxedo Park, New York; Donated in 2019 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

description

The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures was published in 1961 by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, a corporation of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. The translation project began in 1950 and was carried out by a committee of church leaders who sought to produce a Bible with updated language based on the original Greek and Hebrew sources. Over the next ten years, parts of the Old and New Testaments were published separately until the translation was completed in 1961. Today, the New World Translation has been translated into dozens of languages and hundreds of millions of copies have been distributed worldwide.


provenance

Printed in 1961 by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Brooklyn, New York; Acquired by World Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Tuxedo Park, New York; Donated in 2019 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.


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