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    indagator

    The Latest Work on the Divine Name

    I thought about posting this on the recent thread "Early Christians, the New Testament and the Divine Name," partly because of a question someone posed there on the earliest evidence for Jewish disuse of the name. However, the issue merits its own thread. There is a book published a few years ago on the Greek form of the tetragrammaton, iota-alpha-omega (Ιαω), that is on-topic, yet that seems to have escaped the attention of non-scholars, and for that matter, many scholars as well. It's dense reading to be sure, but worth the effort. It's written by one of the scholars who has penned reviews of Robert Wilkinson's monograph on the tetragrammaton, Frank Shaw. Its title is The Earliest Non-mystical Jewish Use of the Iao (the last word in Greek script Ιαω), volume 70 of Peeters Press's series Biblical Exegesis and Theology (Leuven 2014). In fact, Shaw's expertise on the name is no doubt why the editors of Oxford's Journal of Theological Studies asked him to review Wilkinson's book. Shaw's point of departure is the finding among the Qumran documents of a LXX manuscript of Leviticus that has Iao for the Hebrew text's Yhwh. What he attempts to do is gather together all known evidence for this Greek form of the name not used in magic or among Gnostics. His findings are surprising to most people who know something about the issue, whether a layperson or a scholar. It seems that this form of the divine name, vocalized as "Ya-ho," was the active pronunciation of the divine name when Jesus and the apostles lived. There is considerable evidence for this, a point that had been briefly made some years earlier in Sean McDonough's book, YHWH at Patmos: Rev. 1:4 in its Hellenistic and Early Jewish Setting (Mohr Siebeck 1999). Indeed, Shaw corrects some of McDonough's errors. Among other things addressed is the question of when the name began to be disused by Jews in the BCE period, and how use and non-use coexisted for many centuries until some time into the Christian era when disuse totally won out. Shaw offers a strong rebuttal of some Evangelical scholars, notably Albert Pietersma and Martin Rösel, who continue to contend against the mounting evidence that kyrios was originally used by the LXX's translators instead of a real form of the name. He also brings up a point made at this forum by JW Insider that "a problem with the JW position is that the use of a Hebrew YHWH in the middle of a Greek manuscript is an indication that it was not to be pronou[n]ced." What Shaw proposes is that within the Judaism into which Jesus and the apostles were born, there was diversity among the people regarding using the name. The upper class who provide most of our existing documentation of that society, and who are responsible for the LXX manuscripts that have come down to us that have the Hebrew tetragrammaton amid the Greek text, did not want to vocalize the name for multiple reasons, but the masses, among whom Jesus worked and from whom came the apostles and other disciples of him, freely used the name as Yaho in Aramaic. This then shows up as Iao in the written Greek sources. Shaw also calls out NT textual critics for largely ignoring the findings of, and theory of, George Howard regarding the many textual problems of dozens of NT passages where the Father is referred to. This is also one place where he criticizes McDonough who seems again, like Pietersma and Rösel for the LXX, to have represented Evangelicals who want to downplay these NT textual variants. Shaw modifies Howard's notion that the original NT documents likely did not have mainly Yhwh/יהוה in them, but instances of Iao/Ιαω instead. Another noteworthy thing he does is date just when this Greek form of the name began to appear in mystical sources. Scholarship had never before done this, and there have been very sloppy and erroneous assumptions made regarding this matter, including again McDonough. As it turns out, the evidence points to the use of Iao/Ιαω among magicians and mystics dating to the beginning of the second century CE. Shaw even proposes that these types picked up on this form of the name due to the earliest Christians using it in their preaching work. Later Christians then had reason to remove the name from their documents (LXX and NT) because the "pernicious heretics" and magicians were using it with more and more frequency. There are many other interesting points in the book, but this post has already gotten longer than I'd planned on. For those who have the stamina to work through it, the book is well worth what you will learn from it.
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    I doubt seriously that this is the ONLY issue where you agree with the philosophy of Karl Marx. He was a brilliant economist who supported the theories of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations (1776), considered to be one of the most important capitalist economists of his time. More of Karl Marx advances on such theories have withstood the test of time and produced more predictable results. Most anti-Marxists have never read Marx's works. (What's even worse is that most most PRO-Marxists and Marx experts have never read his works either.) People who think they are anti-Marx often merely associate him with things they have heard they shouldn't believe in.
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    One of the 7th biggest Conventions on EARTH, Lviv, Ukraine, July 2018 6 video's....  Enjoy
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    List of Watch Tower Publications by Purpose In addition to including them on the pages for the individual year we also have a list of just the... Starting in early 2016 this list will stop all future additions. Future publications will be posted on the forum. Use the search bar above or these smaller links to internal tags 2019 C.E. 2018 C.E. 2017 C.E. 2016 C.E. (Click on the year above to expand)2015 C.E. 2014 C.E. 2013 C.E. 2012 C.E. 2011 C.E. 2010 C.E. 2009 C.E. 2008 C.E. 2007 C.E. 2006 C.E. 2005 C.E. 2004 C.E. 2003 C.E. “Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you” (Jas 4:8)yb03-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!yb-03E * Yearbookca03 * Calendarkm * Our Kingdom Ministry'sgl * “See the Good Land”Young People Ask - How Can I Make Real Friends (DVD)lr * Learn From the Great TeacherTheocratic Ministry School ScheduleBranch Organization Manual (updated 2003) of Jehovah's Witnesses2003 TalksThe Girl with the Purple Triangle - Non WT Publication (historically references JW's however)2002 C.E. “Come to me, ... and I will refresh you” (Mt 11:28)"Zealous Kingdom Proclaimers " District Conventionyb02-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!yb-02E * Yearbookca02 * Calendarkm * Our Kingdom Ministry'sTheocratic Ministry School Schedulecl * Draw Close to Jehovahed * Jehovah’s Witnesses and Education (revised)A Satisfying Life How to Attain ItAll Scripture -- Authentic and Beneficial (for use in Ministry School)Youths-What Will You Do With Your Life?ol * The Road to Everlasting Life - Have You Found It?wt * Worship the Only True GodField Service ReportTransfusion-Alternative Health Care—Meeting Patient Needs and RightsParents, Protect Your Children (2002 Public Service Announcement) (video)Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses - Vow of Poverty and ObedienceHistorical:Watchtower Society vs. Village of Stratton - United States Supreme court caseNBC news video slams WT over child abuse2001 C.E. “Stand complete and with firm conviction in all the will of God” (Col 4:12)"Teachers of God's Word " District Conventions held in the United States, Britian, Ireland, and Canadayb01-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!yb-01E * Yearbookca01 * Calendarkm * Our Kingdom Ministry'sTheocratic Ministry School Schedulebe * Benefit From Theocratic Ministry School Educationdg * Does God Really Care About Us? (revision of the 1992 original)ip-2 * Isaiah’s Prophecy - Light for All Mankind IIla * A Satisfying Life - How to Attain ItDo You Have an Immortal Spirit?Faithful Under Trials -- Jehovah's Witnesses in the Soviet UnionNo Blood -- Medicine Meets the ChallengeOur Whole Association of Brothers - DVDThe New World Society in Action (Video Re-release from the 1950's)Transfusion-Alternative Health Care -- Meeting Patient Needs and RightsWould You Like to Know More About the Bible? (Tract)Medical Directive md-E 6-01 (Blood Card) US Version for JW'sWho is Like Jehovah Our God? - Audio Talk by Stephen LettWatchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York requests official disassociation as an NGO from the United Nations 2000 C.E. “We are not the sort that shrink back ... but the sort that have faith” (Heb 10:39)"Doers of God's Word " District Conventions held in the United States, Britian, Ireland, and Canadayb00-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnesses w-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!yb-00E * Yearbookca00 * Calendarkm * Our Kingdom Ministry'sTheocratic Ministry School Schedulegf * You Can Be God’s Friend!ip-1 * Isaiah’s Prophecy - Light for All Mankind Ijt * Jehovah’s Witnesses - Who Are They? - What Do They Believe?we * When Someone You Love DiesCharitable Planning to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide (2000, revised 2004) (new version needed.)Transfusion-Alternative Strategies—Simple, Safe, Effective (2000)1999 C.E. “Look! Now is the day of salvation” (2Co 6:2)"God's Prophetic Word " District Conventions held in the United States, Britian, Ireland, and Canadayb99-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's WitnessesWatchtowerg-E * Awake!yb99 * Yearbookdp * Pay Attention to Daniel’s Prophecy!No. 24—Jesus Christ—Who Is He?—1999- TractYoung People Ask - How Can I Make Real Friends - Video1999, 2003 - Purple Triangles - Brochure1998 C.E. “Everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved” (Ro 10:13)"God's Way of Life" District Conventions held in the United States, Britian, Ireland, and Canada. [5,888,650 publishers with 233 countries reporting in 1997, 3.6% increase over the 1996 service year, 87,644 congregations.] see w98 2/15 pgs. 30-1, also see w99 1/1 pgs. 12-15.yb98-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!yb98 * Yearbookct * Is There a Creator Who Cares About You?gu * The Guidance of God - Our Way to Paradise (for Muslims)ie * What Happens to Us When We Die?Study Guide for the Documentary Video "Jehovah’s Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault"Key Facts about the Kingdom Hall Assistance Program1997 C.E. “Teach me to do your will” (Ps 143:10)"Faith in God's Word" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [5,167,258 publishers with 233 countries reporting in 1996, 4.4% increase over the 1995 service year, 81,908 congregations.] see w97 vol., pgs. 18-21.w-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!yb97-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesba * A Book for All PeopleHow to Start and Continue Bible Discussions (Persian/Gujarti)Noah * He Walked With God [DVD]Questions re; Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (USA-California) for JW'sApply Yourself to Reading and WritingJEHOVAH’S WITNESSES STAND FIRM AGAINST NAZI ASSAULTJehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Study GuideThe Bible - It's Power In Your Life - VideoDistrict Convention Operations, for Convention Committee membersPreparing for a Child Custody Case Involving Religious Issues 1997_Mott-Trille_v_Steed_decision_to_disbar.pdf 1996 C.E. “Become doers of the word” (Jas 1:22)"Messengers of Godly Peace" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [4,950,344 publishers with 232 countries reporting in 1995, 5% increase over the 1994 service year, 78,620 congregations.] see w96 vol., pgs. 12-15.yb96-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!fy * The Secret of Family Happinesspc95 * Lasting Peace and Happiness - How to Find ThemJehovah's Witnesses What You Need to Knowrq * What Does God Require of Us?Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault Purple TrianglesFear Not! - Nazi Persecution (Not a WT Film however it deals with JW's)1995 C.E. “Be harmoniously joined together in love” (Col 2:2)"Joyful Praisers" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [4,695,111 publishers with 232 countries reporting in 1994, 5% increase over the 1993 service year, 75,573 congregations.] see w95 vol., pgs. 12-15.y95-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!Who Are Jehovah's Witnesses?kl * Knowledge That Leads to Everlasting LifeFamily Care and Medical Management for Jehovah's Witnesses (abbreviated)Hellfire * Is It Part of Divine Justice?In Search of a Father (for Buddhists)Lasting Peace and Happiness--How to Find Them (English version)Planned Giving to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide (mainly for JWs)To the Ends of the EarthUnited by Divine Teachinged * Jehovah's Witnesses and Education (revised 2002), intended for educators (covers)Non-WT Publication from the same year: 1995_Frank_Mott_Trille_v._Steed.pdf1994 C.E. “Trust in Jehovah with all your heart” (Pr 3:5)"Godly Fear" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [4,483,900 publishers with 231 countries reporting in 1993, 4.5% increase over the 1992 service year, 73,070 congregations.] see w94 vol., pgs. 12-15.yb94-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!we * When Someone You Love DiesDoes Fate Rule Our Lives? Or Does God Hold Us Responsible?The Bible -- Mankind's Oldest Modern BookThe Greatest Name (for Muslims)Planned Giving to Benefit Kingdom Service Worldwide (1994)Earth All-Over Jehovah's Witnesses Unity Obey What God Want - Edition for the DeafThe Louvre Museum - Bible in Hand TourSing Praises to Jehovah1993 C.E. “Instruct me, O Jehovah ... Unify my heart to fear your name” (Ps 86:11)"Divine Teaching" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [4,289,737 publishers with 229 countries reporting in 1992, 5.3% increase over the 1991 service year, 69,558 congregations.] see w93 vol., pgs. 12-15.yb93-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!bp * The Government That Will Bring Paradisejv * Jehovah’s Witnesses - Proclaimers of God’s Kingdompr * What Is the Purpose of Life? How Can You Find It?wj * Why Should We Worship God in Love and Truth? (for Hindus)The Bible -- Accurate History, Reliable Prophecy - VideoSchool and Jehovah's Witnesses1992 C.E 1991 C.E. "Let anyone hearing say: 'Come!'" —Rev. 22:17"Lovers of Freedom" District Conventions held in the United States,Britain, Ireland, and Canada. [3,846,311 publishers with 212 countries reporting in 1990, 6.1% increase over the 1989 service year, 63,016 congregations.] see w91 vol., pgs. 18-21.yb91-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!gt * The Greatest Man Who Ever Livedsp * Spirits of the Dead - Can They Help You or Harm You? Do They Really Exist? (see also 2005 version above)ks-91E * "Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock"The Human Factor - Purple Triangles (Not a WT production however it deals with JW history)1991 - Total JW-US Supreme Court CasesWatchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York joins the United Nations as an NGO until 2001 for access to it's Library and information. 1990 C.E. 1989 C.E. “Fear God and give him glory.”—Rev. 14:7."Godly Devotion" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Argentina, El Salvador, Italy, and Poland. [3,430,926 publishers with 212 countries reporting in 1988, 6.0% increase over the 1987 service year, 57,670 congregations.] see w89 vol., pgs. 4-7.yb89-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake! Jan 1st issue revisionbr78 * Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Twentieth Centurygm * The Bible - God's Word or Man's?om * Organized to Accomplish Our Ministrype * You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earthrs * Reasoning From the Scripturesti * Should You Believe in the Trinity?yp * Questions Young People Ask - Answers That Work1988 C.E. 1987 C.E. “As for me and my household, we shall serve Jehovah.” —Joshua 24:15"Trust in Jehovah" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Belize, Germany, Liberia, and Papua New Guinea. [3,063,289 publishers with 208 countries reporting in 1986, 6.9% increase over the 1985 service year, 52,177 congregations.] see w87 vol., pgs. 10-13.Talks from 1987yb87-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake! (four-color edition, January 8, 1987)No. 15—Life in a Peaceful New World—1987, revised 1992 - TractNo. 13--Why You Can Trust the Bible - TractNo. 16—What Hope for Dead Loved Ones?—1987- TractDirect and Cross Examination Questions in Child Custody Cases (1987)1986 C.E. “Go . . . declare abroad the kingdom of God.”—Luke 9:60."Divine Peace" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Austria, El Salvador, Ghana, Guinea, Panama, Vanuatu, and Zambia. [2,865,183 publishers with 205 countries reporting in 1985, 6.9% increase over the 1984 service year, 49,716 congregations.] see w86 vol., pgs. 20-25.yb86-E * Yearbook of Jehovah''s WitnessesExamining the Scriptures Daily Beginning in 1986, Examining the Scriptures Daily was published as a separate booklet instead of as the last 128 pages of the Yearbook. w-E * //The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom// (four-color edition, January 1, 1986)April 1st editiong-E * Awake!je * Jehovah’s Witnesses - Unitedly Doing God’s Will WorldwideLmn * “Look! I Am Making All Things New” (Brochure)tp * True Peace and Security - How Can You Find It?vi * Victory Over Death - Is It Possible for You? - intended for Hindusws * Worldwide Security Under the “Prince of Peace”Rwanda Persecutes Christians1985 C.E. “Fully accomplish your ministry.”—2 Tim. 4:5."Integrity Keepers" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Argentina, Columbia, Germany, Haiti, Kenya, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Brazil, Greece, and Poland. [2,842,531 publishers with 203 countries reporting in 1984, 7.1% increase over the 1983 service year, 47,869 congregations.] see w85 vol., pgs. 20-25.yb85-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!bp * The Government That Will Bring Paradisers * Reasoning From the Scripturesce * Life - How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation?int * The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures revision of the 1969 versionConvention ReportsMissionary Counsel BookletYou Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth (reduced size)1985 TalksDecision - Talk by Frederick W. FranzWeekend Miracle - Non WTBTS Publication report on 2 Day Kingdom Halls1984 C.E. “Speak the word of God fearlessly.”—Phil. 1:14."Kingdom Increase" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, India, and South Africa. [2,652,323 publishers with 205 countries reporting in 1983, 6.8% increase over the 1982 service year, 46,235 congregations.] see w84 vol., pgs. 20-23.yb84-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's WitnessesCalendar of Jehovah’s Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!na * The Divine Name That Will Endure Foreverbi12 * New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures Rbi8 * New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures - With References (Large print edition)su * Survival Into a New EarthCentennial of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (brochure / program)Sing Praises to Jehovah - 19841984 District Convention Postcard1983 C.E. “Clothe yourselves with love . . . a perfect bond of union.”—Col. 3:14."Kingdom Unity" District Conventions held in the United States, Britain, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines. [2,342,634 publishers with 205 countries reporting in 1982, 4.2% increase over the 1981 service year, 44,953 congregations.] see w83 vol., pgs. 18-21.Calendar of Jehovah’s Witnesses, annually since 1983yb83-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The WatchtowerThe Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (large-print edition, 1983)g-E * Awake!ku * From Kurukshetra to Armageddon - And Your Survival - intended for Hindussc * In Search of a Father - intended for Buddhistssj * School and Jehovah’s Witnessesom * Organized to Accomplish Our Ministryuw * United in Worship of the Only True GodGood News for All NationsDistrict Convention PostcardTalks (in the older wiki)Talks from 19831982 C.E. 1981 C.E. “Your loyal ones will bless you. About the glory of your kingship they will talk.”—Ps. 145:10, 11."Kingdom Loyalty" District Conventions held in the United States, and Madeira. [2,175,403 publishers with 205 countries reporting in 1980, 3.7% increase over the 1979 service year, 43,181 congregations.] see w81 vol., pgs. 26-29.yb81-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!bi12-81 * New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (1981 revision)kc * “Let Your Kingdom Come”tr * The Truth That Leads to Eternal Life - Revised - original was in 1968 1980 C.E. 1979 C.E. “My Father is glorified in this, that you keep bearing much fruit and prove yourselves my disciples.”—John 15:8."Living Hope" District Conventions held in the United States, El Salvadore, and Liberia. [2,096,698 publishers with 205 countries reporting in 1978, -1.4% decrease from the 1977 service year, 42,255 congregations.] see w79 vol., pgs. 18-21.yb-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!bw * Choosing the Best Way of Life cj * Commentary on the Letter of Jamesbr78 * Jehovah's Witnesses in the Twentieth Century (revised edition)Study Questions for the book Is This Life All There Is?Study Report (Form)1978 C.E. “They will not prevail against you, for ‘I [Jehovah] am with you . . . to deliver you.’”—Jer. 1:19."Victorious Faith" International Conventions held in the United States, Canada, British Isles, Central America, South America, Caribbean Islands, Northern Europe, Central and Western Europe, Southern Europe, Asia-Orient, Hawaii, South Pacific, and Africa. [2,117,194 publishers with 216 countries reporting in 1977, -1.0% decrease from the 1976 service year, 41,635 congregations.] see w78 vol., pgs. 24-27.1978 Talksyb78-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!my * My Book of Bible Storiesfl * Making Your Family Life Happyus * Unseen Spirits - Do They Help Us? Or Do They Harm Us? - intended for spiritists or tribal religionsUnseen Spirits - Do They Help Us Or Do They Harm Us? 1978Jehovah's Witnesses in the Twentieth Century1977 C.E. “You have need of endurance, in order that . . . you may receive the fulfillment of the promise.”—Heb. 10:36."Joyful Workers" District Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, British Isles, El Salvador, Mali, Peru, and the Solomon Islands. [2,138,537 publishers with 210 countries reporting in 1976, 3.7% increase over the 1975 service year, 40,155 congregations.] see w77 vol., pgs. 20-23yb77-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!bq * Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Question of Bloodgo * Our Incoming World Government - God’s Kingdomlp * Life Does Have a PurposeBlood Transfusion-Why Not for Jehovah's Witnesses?Bible Topics for Discussion, included in reduced format as a NWT appendix from 1981"Pay Attention to Yourselves and to All the Flock" (elder's manual)Talks1976 C.E. “Awaiting these things, do your utmost to be found finally by him spotless and unblemished and in peace.”—2 Pet. 3:14.In 1976, the Governing Body was organized into six committees to supervise the Kingdom work around the world."Sacred Service" District Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, Crete, El Salvador, Greece, and Spain. [2,062,449 publishers with 210 countries reporting in 1975, 9.7% increase over the 1974 service year, 38,256 congregations.] see w76 vol., pgs. 20-23.yb76-E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * The Watchtowerg-E * Awake!gh * Good News - To Make You Happyhs * Holy Spirit - The Force Behind the Coming New Order!yy * Your Youth - Getting the Best out of It1975 C.E. 1974 C.E. 1973 C.E. “But we, for our part, shall walk in the name of Jehovah our God to time indefinite, even forever.”—Mic. 4:5."Divine Victory" International Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Middle and South America, the South Pacific, and Africa. [1,596,442 publishers with 208 countries reporting in 1972, 5.7% increase over the 1971 service year, 28,407 congregations.] see w73 vol., pgs. 24-27.yb73-E Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * Watchtowerg-E * Awakecn * Comprehensive Concordancedy * Divine Victory - Its Meaning for Distressed Humanityka * God’s Kingdom of a Thousand Years Has Approachedtp73 * True Peace and Security - From What Source?Release from Liability (Blood Form used by JW's) Jehovah's Witnesses Alternatives to Blood Transfusions 1973 - pediatrics versionnon-Watchtower Publications from this year:Watchtower Top Doctor on Blood1972 C.E. “Say among the nations: ‘Jehovah himself has become king.’”—Ps. 96:10."Divine Rulership" Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, British Isles, and Greenland. [1,510,245 publishers with 207 countries reporting in 1971, 9.1% increase over the 1970 service year, 27,154 congregations.] see w72 vol., pgs. 22-25.In 1972, congregation oversight was assigned to a body of elders instead of to one congregation overseer. All qualified men were encouraged to reach out to share in ‘shepherding the flock of God under their care.’ (1 Pet. 5:2)yb72-E Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * Watchtowerg-E * Awakedn * Divine Rulership - The Only Hope of All Mankindor * Organization for Kingdom Preaching and Disciple Makingpm * Paradise Restored to Mankind - By Theocracy!Kingdom Ministry School CourseThe Bible in Living English - by Steven Byington1971 C.E. 1970 C.E. “Go therefore and make disciples . . . baptizing them.”—Matt. 28:19."Men of Goodwill" District Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, British Isles, Brazil, Fiji, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, and Senegal. [1,256,784 publishers with 203 countries reporting in 1969, 8.7% increase over the 1968 service year, 25,694 congregations.] see w70 vol., pgs. 22-25.yb70E * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesw-E * Watchtowerg-E * Awakebi12-70 * New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (1970 revision)sv * Saving the Human Race - In the Kingdom Way1969 C.E. “Lift your heads up, because your deliverance is getting near.” - Luke 21:28"Peace on Earth" International Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, England, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Burma, Nigeria, El Salvador, Liberia, and Mexico. [1,155,826 publishers with 200 countries reporting in 1968, 5.6% increase over the 1967 service year, 25,409 congregations.] see w69 vol., pgs. 22-25.Letter regarding expansion in Brooklyn, New Yorkw-E * Watchtowerg-E * Awake / Link #2yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's WitnessesOur Kingdom Ministryfm * “Then Is Finished the Mystery of God”Questions on the Book "Then Is Finished the Mystery of God"int69 * The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scripturesis * Is the Bible Really the Word of God?Study Questions for the Book Is the Bible Really the Word of God?Aid to Bible Understanding (A-Exodus)1969 Watchtower HQ Letter to the Mexico Branch regarding the Military Reserves (needs it's own page)1969 Convention Reports1968 C.E. “Also, in all the nations the good news has to be preached first.” - Mark 13:10"Good News for All Nations" District Assemblies held in United States, Canada, British Isles, El Salvador, and Zambia. [1,094,280 publishers with 197 countries reporting in 1967, 3.4% increase over the 1966 service year, 25,206 congregations.] see w68 vol., pgs. 24-27.w-E * Watchtowerg-E * Awake / Link # 2yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's WitnessesLetter to All Congregations Regarding the Assassination of Robert "Bobby" Kennedyrl * Man’s Rule About to Give Way to God’s Ruletr * The Truth That Leads to Eternal LifeDo You Believe in Evolution or the Bible?Would You Like to Understand the Bible?BBC Interview with London Bethel Representative Phillip Reese regarding 19751967 C.E. "Here I am! Send me.” - Isaiah 6:8"Disciple Making" District Assemblies held in the United States, Canada, British Isles, Argentina, Brazil, El Salvador, Israel, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, and Zambia. [1,058, 675 publishers with 199 countries reporting in 1966, 2.4% increase over the 1965 service year, 24,910 congregations.] see w67 vol., pgs. 24-27.1967 Watchtowerg-E * Awake / Link # 2yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesev * Did Man Get Here by Evolution or by Creation?qm * Qualified to Be Ministers (Revised edition from 1955)Learn to Read and Writern - Rescuing a Great Crowd of Mankind out of Armageddonyl - “Your Word Is a Lamp to My Foot”1966 C.E. 1965 C.E. “Do not become fearful of those who kill the body.” Matt 10:2"Word of Truth" Assemblies heldin the United States, Canada, Belgium, Fiji, Ireland, and Norway. [1,001,870 publishers with 194 countries reporting in 1964, 4.7% increase over the 1963 service year, 23,483 congregations.] see w65 vol., pgs. 22-25.1965 Watchtowerg-E * Awake / Link # 2yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesgn * “This Good News of the Kingdom” (Revised edition)gv * World Government on the Shoulder of the Prince of Peaceim * “Things in Which It Is Impossible for God to Lie”ms * “Make Sure of All Things; Hold Fast to What Is Fine”Branch Office Procedure of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania (revised)1964 C.E. “Filled with the holy spirit and ... speaking the word of God with boldness.” - Acts 4:31"Fruitage of the Spirit" Assemblies held throughout the United States & Canada, also in El Salvador, Liberia, Nigeria, and the Solomon Islands. [956,648 publishers with 194 countries reporting in 1963, 3.9% increase over the 1962 service year, 22,761 congregations.] see w64 vol., pgs. 24-27.1964 Watchtowerg-E * Awake / Link # 2yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessespw * “Peace Among Men of Good Will” or Armageddon - Which?Life in God's New Order1963 C.E. “Now we are not the sort that shrink back to destruction, but the sort that have faith to the preserving alive of the soul.”—Heb. 10:391963 "Everlasting Good News" International Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses - includes color video of Highlights produced by WTBTS - held in a world tour 24-cities. [920,920 publishers with 189 countries reporting in 1962, 4.1% increase over the 1961 service year, 22,166 congregations.] see w63 vol., pgs. 24-27.mg63 * Report on “Everlasting Good News” Assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses1963 Watchtowerg-E * Awake / Link # 2yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessessi * “All Scripture Is Inspired of God and Beneficial” (1963, revised 1983, 1990)bf * “Babylon the Great Has Fallen!” God’s Kingdom Rules!bi8-63 * New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Large print edition)ln * Living in Hope of a Righteous New Worldwg * When God Is King Over All the EarthUnder the date of April 11th., at Vatican City, Pope John XXIII published his encyclical entitled "Pacem in Terris" and in it he praised the United Nations Organization. He died on June 3rd., after receiving many blood transfusions in May. See bf pg. 544 par. 5 - pg. 545 par. 1.1962 C.E. “Be courageous and let your heart be strong. Yes, hope in Jehovah,” (Ps. 27:14)"Courageous Ministers" District Assemblies held in the United States of America, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, El Salvador, and India. [884,587 publishers with 185 countries reporting in 1961, 3.9% increase over the 1960 service year, 21,557 congregations.] see w62 vol., pgs. 22-25.1962 Watchtowerg-E * Awake / Link # 2yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessestc * Take Courage - God’s Kingdom Is at Hand!wr * “The Word” - Who Is He? According to JohnIn Vatican City the second ecumenical Vatican Council is opened by Pope John XXIII, with many non-Roman Catholic delegate observers present, on Oct. 11th. But on Dec. 8th., Pope John XXIII adjourned the council until Sept. 8th., 1963.1961 C.E. 1960 C.E. “Seek peace and pursue it. For Jehovah’s eyes are upon the righteous.” (1 Peter 3:11, 12)"Peace-Pursuing" District Assemblies held in the United States of America, American Samoa, and the Philippines. [803,482 publishers with 175 countries reporting in 1959, 12% increase over the 1958 service year, 19,982 congregations.] see w60 vol., pgs. 20-22.1960 Watchtowerg-E * Awake or g-E * Awake / Link # 3yb * Yearbook of Jehovah's Witnessesbi6 * New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures V; Ezekiel – Malachisw * Security During “War of the Great Day of God the Almighty”Kingdom Ministry School Course (See 1966 version until we get this one)Jehovah's Witnesses and Blood Transfusion - The Facts1959 C.E. 1958 C.E. “As for me, in my integrity I shall walk.” (Psalm 26:11)"Divine Will International Assembly" of Jehovah's Witnesses held in the Yankee Stadium and New York Polo Grounds simultaneously, July 27-Aug. 3rd. On Aug. 1st. an audience of 194,418 adopts the resolution, which from paragraph 5 onward calls attention to the wicked world build up "since the founding of the city of Babylon." On Aug. 3rd., a public audience of 253,922 hear the Watch Tower Society president speak on the subject "God's Kingdom Rules - Is the World's End Near?" On July 30th. 7,136 were baptized, also the president released volume IV of the New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures to a crowd of 150,282. [653,273 publishers with 164 countries reporting in 1957, 10% increase over the 1956 service year, 16,883 congregations.] see w58 vol., pgs. 28-30.Divine Will 1958 District Convention Photo1958 Watchtowerg-E * Awake or g-E * Awake / Link # 3or yb-58E * Yearbook WBTS or yb-58E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s WitnessesFrom Paradise Lost to Paradise Regainedbi-isa * New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures IV: Isaiah – Lamentationsgr * God’s Kingdom Rules - Is the World’s End Near?yw * “Your Will Be Done on Earth” or yw * Your Will Be Done on EarthBranch Office Procedure of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of PennsylvaniaLearn to Read and Write (Spanish)Report of the Divine Will International Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses1958 Photos1957 C.E. “From day to day tell the good news of salvation by him,” Ps. 96.2"Life-Giving Wisdom" District Assemblies held in the United States of America, Far East, Italy, Japan, Liberia, and Taiwan. [591,556 publishers with 162 countries reporting in 1956, 3.6% increase over the 1955 service year, 16,240 congregations.] see w57 vol., pgs. 24-26.1957 Watchtowerg-E * Awake or g-E * Awake / Link # 3yb-57E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses Faith on the March - by A.H. Macmillan (Technically NOT a WT Publication - yet authorized by N.H. Knorr)bi-ps * New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures III: Job – Song of Solomhn * Healing of the Nations Has Drawn Near1956 C.E. “Prove me now herewith, saith Jehovah of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing.” (Malachi 3:10 AS)District Assemblies held in the United States of America, Alaska, Argentina, Australia, Far East, Fiji, India (3),Japan, Philippines, Taiwan. [570,694 publishers with 158 countries reporting in 1955, 8.5% increase over the 1954 service year, 16,044 congregations.] see w56 vol., pgs. 24-261956 Watchtowerg-E * Awakeyb-56E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s WitnessesINFORMANTManual of Theocratic News Service Information1955 C.E. 1954 C.E. 1953 C.E. “Worship Jehovah in holy array” (Ps 29:2, AS)At the "New World Society International Assembly" held in the Yankee Stadium in New York, N.Y., U.S.A., the first in a series of five volumes of the New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures is released to a crowd of 132,811 attendees on July 22nd. this series was completed in 1960. [426,704 publishers with 127 countries reporting in 1952, 11% increase over the 1951 service year, 13,942 congregations.] see w53 vol., pgs. 16 & 17.1953 "New World" Assembly Report1953 Watchtowerg-E * Awake or g-E * Awake / Link # 3yb-53E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses INFORMANTaa * After Armageddon - God’s New Worldbi4 * New World Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures I: Genesis – Ruthbn * Basis for Belief in a New WorldMake Sure Of All Things - 1953Do You Believe in Evolution or Creation?Man's Only Hope for PeaceNew Heavens and a New EarthProcedure of Jehovah's Witnesses under Selective Service-Hayden C. CovingtonReport of New World Society Assembly of Jehovah's WitnessesThe Sign of Christ's PresenceThis Good News of the KingdomUnassigned Territory in the United StatesWhich Is the Right Religion?Working Together in Unity1953 Photos1952 C.E. “Say to the prisoners, Go forth.”—Isa. 49:9."Press on to Maturity" District Assemblies held in select cities and countries. [394,694 publishers with 120 countries reporting in 1951, 17% increase over the 1950 service year, 13,470 congregations.] see w52 vol., pgs. 16 & 17.1952 Watchtowerg-E * Awake / Link # 2yb-52E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s WitnessesINFORMANTgw * God’s Way Is Lovelg * “Let God Be True” (Revised edition April 1,1952 second edition, 1er.1946)Dwelling Together in UnityHope for the DeadHow Valuable Is the Bible?Life in a New WorldThe Trinity, Divine Mystery or Pagan Myth?1951 C.E. “Praise Jah, you people, because Jehovah our God, the Almighty, has begun to rule as king.” (Rev. 19:6, NW)"Clean Worship" International Assemblies held in the United States of America, Australia, France, Far East (Japan), Italy, Germany, Norway, Philipines, and Puerto Rico. [328,572 publishers with 116 countries reporting in 1950, 18% increase over the 1949 service year, 13,238 congregations.] see w51 vol., pgs. 16 & 17.1951 Watchtowerg-E * Awake / Link # 2yb-51E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s WitnessesINFORMANTwc * Will Religion Meet the World Crisis?Awake from Sleep! T04Hell-Fire-Bible Truth or Pagan Scare?Jehovah's Witnesses Communists or Christians?Report of the Clean Worship Assembly of Jehovah's WitnessesWhat Do Jehovah's Witnesses Believe? 1950 C.E. “Preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2)At the "Theocracy's Increase International Assembly" in Yankee Stadium, New York, N.Y. U.S.A., the New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures is released to a crowd of 82,075 attendees on August 2nd (the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is released in six volumes, from 1950 to 1960, beginning with the Christian Greek Scriptures). See w 97 10/15 pgs. 8-12.w-E * The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (format change, August 15, 1950)1950 Watchtowerg-E * Awake / Link # 2yb-50E * Yearbook WBTSDefending and Legally Establishing the Good NewsINFORMANTbi7 * New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scripturesel * “This Means Everlasting Life” or el * This Means Everlasting Lifeew * Evolution Versus the New Worldlf50 * Can You Live Forever in Happiness on Earth?Report of the Theocracy's Increase Assembly of Jehovah's WitnessesSongs to Jehovah’s Praise1950 Photos# Baptized in 19501949 C.E. “I . . . will yet praise thee more and more. (Ps. 71:14)w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Towerg-E * Awakeyb-49E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s WitnessesINFORMANTko * The Kingdom Hope of All Mankind1948 C.E. “I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.” (Ps. 57:9, A.S.V.)World Council of Churches is formally organized in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in its first World Assembly, August 22nd-September 5th.w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Towerg- * Awake / Link # 2yb-48E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s WitnessesINFORMANTpg * Permanent Governor of All NationsThe Watchtower Story1947 C.E. “Oh praise Jehovah, all ye nations”. (Ps. 117:1, Am. Stan. Ver.)w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Towerg-E * Awake / Link # 2yb-47E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s WitnessesINFORMANT1947 The Joy Of All The People1947 Photos 1946 C.E. 1945 C.E. “Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations.” (Matthew 28:19, Am. Stan. Ver.)[October], THE UNITED NATIONS organization is ratified and goes into effect, the LEAGUE OF NATIONS is dissolved on January 10, 1946, when the first General Assembly of the United Nations opened in London, England [symbolic scarlet-colored beast out of the abyss], "the disgusting thing that causes desolation," (Daniel 11:31) since the collapse of the Nazi-Fascist powers at the end of WW II, there has been a rivalry between the superpowers, one representing the KING OF THE NORTH, dominating a socilistic bloc of nations, and the other representing the KING OF THE SOUTH, dominating a largely capitalistic bloc of nations. (Daniel 11:37, 38) See w 97 7/1 pgs. 10-25, also yw pgs. 220-63, also re pgs. 186-98.w-E * Watchtower (link # 2)g-E * Consolation yb-45E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses INFORMANT (5Mo)1945 Informantdr * The “Commander to the Peoples”mk * ‘The Meek Inherit the Earth’ta * Theocratic Aid to Kingdom PublishersOrganization Instructions for the Kingdom PublisherTheocratic Aid to Kingdom Publishers1945 - Charter of Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania1944 C.E. “Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God.” (Psalm 143:10)At the "United Announcer's Theocratic Assembly" in Buffalo, New York U.S.A., the Watch Tower edition of the American Standard Version Bible, from the Society's own presses is released on August 10th.w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower (Link # 3)g-E * Consolationyb-44E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s WitnessesINFORMANTge * The Coming World Regenerationki * “The Kingdom Is at Hand”The Kingdom Is at Hand Study Questionsni * “The Kingdom of God Is Nigh”ow * One World, One Governmentrw * Religion Reaps the WhirlwindKingdom Service Song BookPublic Meeting CampaignReport of the United Announcers' Theocratic Assembly1943 C.E. 1942 C.E. “Blameless in the day of our Lord” (1 Cor. 1 : ?While the world is in the heat of battle during World War II, Jehovah's santuary class held an assembly, with 53-conventions in the United States of America, holding simultaneous sessions from Sept. 18-20. This assembly grew to earth-wide proportions when 80-conventions on 4-continents besides islands joined in having the same program. The president of the Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society spoke on the subject "Peace-Can It Last?" He showed that WW II would end, and that the international peace beast would ascend out of the abyss but that it would finally go off into destruction. Edition of the King James Bible, printed on the Watch Tower Society's presses is released. Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire goes before the United States Supreme Courtw * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower (Link # 3)g-E Consolationyb-42E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses1942 InformantINFORMANT (5Mo)hp42 * Hopepe42 * Peace - Can It Last?wl * The New World (J.F. Rutherford)Jehovah's Witnesses: Who Are They? What Is Their Work?: - J.F. RutherfordJehovah's Witnesses-Their Position (London)King James Version (printed on WTBTS presses)Kingdom News No. 02 ("The Finished Mystery and Why Suppressed-Clergymen Take a Hand): - J.F. RutherfordOrganization Instructions: - J.F. RutherfordReport of the New World Theocratic Assembly of Jehovah's WitnessesThe New World Study Questions1941 C.E. “Salvation unto our God . . . and unto the Lamb” (Rev. 7:10, A.R.V.)In May, 17-nations are no longer members of the LEAGUE OF NATIONS [being embroiled in World War II, leading to that organizations collapse in December]. The United States of America becomes the ally of Great Britain in World War II, thus continuing the struggle between the KING OF THE NORTH & the KING OF THE SOUTH as prophesied through Daniel at Daniel 11:1-27. See yw pgs. 220-63, also re pgs. 186-98, also bf pg. 592.w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Toweryb-41E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnessesg-E * ConsolationINFORMANTci * Children (J.F. Rutherford)cm * Comfort All That Mourngt41 * God and the Stateto * TheocracyChildren Study Questions: -J.F. RutherfordEnd of Axis Powers-J.F. RutherfordModel Study No. 3: -J.F. RutherfordReport of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly:-J.F. RutherfordThe New World-J.F. RutherfordKingdom News #91941 Watchtower Condemns O.R. Moyle in a ResolutionTalks from 1941 1940 C.E. “My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.”--Ps. 13:5.w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower (Link #3)yb-40E * Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnessesg-E * ConsolationINFORMANTdm * Conspiracy Against Democracyfc40 * Judge Rutherford Uncovers Fifth Columnrf * Refugeesrg * Religion (J.F. Rutherford)se40 * SatisfiedDividing the People - J.F. RutherfordEnd of Nazism: - J.F. RutherfordIt Must Be Stopped - J.F. RutherfordKingdom News No. 7 Kingdom News No. 11 (The People Have a Right to Good News Now): jp 200Kingdom News No. 12 (The Last War Wins Peace Eternal)Kingdom News No. 13 (Education for Life in the New World)Kingdom News No. 14 (Overcoming Fear of What Is Coming on the Earth)Law-Abiding - J.F. RutherfordThe Messenger: - J.F. Rutherford 1940 TalksMinersville School District vs. Gobitis - United States Supreme Court case1939 C.E. 1938 C.E. 1937 C.E. 1936 C.E. 1935 C.E. 1934 C.E. 1933 C.E. “The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Prov. 18: 10,October 14th, On September 8, 1926, Germany had been admitted to the League of Nations, but Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler marched Germany out of the league on October 14, 1933. Boldly he went from one worldly success to another, annexing Austria and then Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia and forming the Axis powers, including faraway Japan. Earlier that year, in July, Vice-Chancellor Franz von Papen negotiated in Hitler's behalf a concordat with the Vatican and with Pope Pius XI. See yw pg. 274. J.F. Rutherford would write a Letter to Hitler.w-E * Watchtower Link # 2g-E * Golden Age / Link # 2yb-33E * Yearbook IBSAcs-33 * The Crisis (J.F. Rutherford)dv * Dividing the People (J.F. Rutherford)in * Intolerance (J.F. Rutherford)pp * Preparation (J.F. Rutherford)sk * Escape to the Kingdom (J.F. Rutherford)Instructions for Car Drivers - J.F. RutherfordOutline for Transcription Meetings - J.F. RutherfordYour Work With Transcription Machines - J.F. Rutherford1932 C.E. “They shall know that I am Jehovah” Eze 6:10w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Towerg-E * Golden Age or g-E * Golden Age or g-E * Golden Ageyb-32E * Yearbook International Bible Students Association af * Hereafter (J.F. Rutherford)de * Cause of Deathgd * Who Is God? (J.F. Rutherford)ho * Home and Happiness (J.F. Rutherford)ke * Keys of Heaven (J.F. Rutherford)lb * Liberty (J.F. Rutherford)le32 * Health and Lifend * What You Need (J.F. Rutherford)nw * Good NewsBearing Testimony: - J.F. Rutherfordfw * The Final War - J.F. RutherfordThe Kingdom, the Hope of the World - J.F. Rutherford (this may be the revised version seen below in 1931?)pr32 * Preservation or pr32 * Preservation (J.F. Rutherford)tu * What Is Truth? or tu * What Is Thruth (J.F.Rutherford)v-2 * Vindication II or v-2 * Vindication - tome II (J.F. Rutherford)v-3 * Vindication III or v-3 * Vindication - Tome III (J.F. Rutherford)wd * Where Are the Dead? or wd * Where Are The Dead? (J.F. Rutherford)1931 C.E. “The Lord preserveth all them that love him ; but all the wicked will he destroy.” Ps. 145:20.The name "Jehovah's Witnesses" is embraced by adopting a resolution at the International Assembly held in Columbus, Ohio U.S.A.The Watchtower removed the cross from the cover in 1931. The Watchtower started teaching that the cross was a pagan symbol in 1936.w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch TowerThe Watchtower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (title and cover change, October 15, 1931)g-E * Golden Age / Link # 2yb-31E * Yearbook International Bible Students Association or yb-31E * Yearbook IBSAnBethel Home Rules & Regulationshe * Heaven and Purgatory or he * Heaven and Purgatory (J.F. Rutherford)kw * The Kingdom, the Hope of the World (revised) - J.F. Rutherford or kw * The Kingdom - The Hope of the World (J.F. Rutherford)v-1 * Vindication IA Testimony - J.F. RutherfordThe Messenger - J.F. Rutherford also included hereThe Messenger Convention Report 1930 C.E. “Sing unto the Lord a new song.” Psalm 96:1w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Towerg-E * Golden Age or g-E * Golden Ageyb-30E * Yearbook International Bible Students Association Prophecy (J.F. Rutherford)cc * Crimes and Calamities or cc * Crimes and Calamities - The Cause - The Remedy (J.F. Rutherford)August 11, the book "Light," in two volumes, is released at Watch Tower headquarters, explaining the Book of Revelation.lt-1-30 * Light I or lt-1-30 * Light - Tom e I (J.F. Rutherford)lt-2-30 * Light II or lt-2-30 * Light - Tome II (J.F. Rutherford)ph30 * Prohibition - League of Nations or ph30 * Prohibition League of Nations - Born God or the Devil - Which? (J.F. Rutherford)wp * War or Peace, Which? or wp * War or Peace - Which? (J.F. Rutherford)In Rebuttal-To the Honorable Federal Communications Commission, Broadcast Division - J.F. RutherfordInformation by the Peoples Pulpit Association, To the Honorable Federal Communications Commission, Broadcasting Division:1929 C.E. (Click above link to expand)1928 C.E. “Sing forth the honor of his name.” (Psalm 66: 2)An International Assembly is held in Detroit, Mich. U.S.A., July 30-Aug. 6. Resolution: "Declaration Against Satan and for Jehovah" is adopted, the final resolution in a series of seven. See re pgs. 172-3.w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Towerg-E * Golden Age / Link # 2yb-28E * Yearbook International Bible Students AssociationBulletin-Special Colporteur Edition: - J.F. RutherfordSongs of Praise to Jehovah - J.F. RutherfordSpecial Colporteur Bulletin-Winter Edition: - J.F. RutherfordProsperity Sure (J.F. Rutherford)Reconciliation (J.F. Rutherford)The Last Days (J.F. Rutherford)Government (J.F. Rutherford)The Messenger: July, 31, 1928 to August, 6 1928 - J.F. Rutherford also included here1927 C.E. 1926 C.E. 1925 C.E. 1924 C.E. 1923 C.E. “We all, with open face beholding as a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord. 2 Cor 3:18A General Assembly is held in Los Angeles, CA. U.S.A., in August. Resolution: "Proclamation- A Warning to All Christians" is adopted. See re pgs. 134-5, 140, & 173.w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower / Link # 3g-E * Golden Age) g-E * Golden Age Lasting Peace and Happiness--How to Find Them (for Chinese)Proclamation-A Warning to All Christians - J.F. RutherfordWorld Distress Why? The Remedy (J.F. Rutherford) IBSAThe Laodicean Messenger (Bible Educational Institute Chicago, Illinois 3rd ed)1922 C.E. “Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor 15:57Second International Assembly is held at Cedar Point, Ohio U.S.A., Sept. 5-12. Resolution: "Proclamation-A Challenge to World Leaders" is adopted in the first of a series of seven resolutions in successive years. See re pgs. 134, 140, & 173.w-E * Watchtower or w-E * The Watch Tower / Link #3g-E * Golden Age / Link # 2Proclamation-A Challenge to World Leaders - J.F. RutherfordThe Bible on Our Lord's Return - J.F. Rutherford1921 C.E. 1920 C.E. “The Lord is my strength and song.”-Psalm 118: 1LEAGUE OF NATIONS begins sessions, EIGHTH WORLD POWER. See yw pgs. 104-27.w-E * The Watch Towerg-E * Golden Age (Awake) or g-E * Golden Age1920's IBSA CardsThe Golden Age ABC - J.F. RutherfordMillions Now Living Will Never Die - J.F. RutherfordTalking with the Dead1919 C.E. “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; Lord, and righteousness which is of me, saith the Lord.” Isa 54:17[March] J.F. Rutherford, and seven associate officers are exonerated of all charges, Babylon the Great has fallen and releases her captivity of Jehovah's Name People, never to be able to enslave them again. Babylon the Great to be destroyed at Armageddon. Two dead witnesses revived in fulfillment of Revelation 11:11, 12. See re pgs. 169-71 pars. 23-9. First assembly of Bible Students under Watch Tower Society supervision held at Cedar Point, Ohio U.S.A., Sept. 1-8. The Golden Age, [now Awake!] begins publication in October.w-E * The Watch Tower / Link # 2g-E * Golden Age or g-E * Golden Age ("every other Wednesday", October 1, 1919 to September 22, 1937) / Link # 3The Case of the International Bible Students Association'The Facts' - Petition to US President for Executive ClemencyCalamities-Why Permitted?: - J.F. RutherfordCan the Living Talk With the Dead? (Talking With the Dead?) - J.F. RutherfordChristian Science: - J.F. RutherfordComforting Words of Life: - J.F. RutherfordDemons Infest Earth's Atmosphere: - J.F. RutherfordDo You Believe in the Resurrection?: - J.F. RutherfordDo You Know?: - J.F. RutherfordEarth to Be Filled With Glory: - J.F. RutherfordGathering the Lord's Jewels: - J.F. RutherfordGolden Age at the Door: - J.F. RutherfordHope of Immortality: - J.F. RutherfordIs the Soul Immortal?: - J.F. RutherfordIs There a God?: - J.F. RutherfordJoyful Message for the Sin-Sick: - J.F. RutherfordOur Responsibility as Christians: - J.F. RutherfordPredestination and Election: - J.F. RutherfordSpiritism Is Demonism: - J.F. RutherfordThe Bruising of Satan: - J.F. RutherfordThe Case of the International Bible Students Association - J.F. RutherfordThe Dawn of a New Era: - J.F. RutherfordThe Golden Age ABC - J.F. RutherfordThe Liberty of the Gospel: - J.F. RutherfordThe Messenger of Laodicea - J.F. RutherfordThe Rich Man in Hell: - J.F. RutherfordThieves in Paradise: - J.F. RutherfordTo Whom the Work Is Entrusted: - J.F. RutherfordWeeping All Night: - J.F. RutherfordWhat Is the Soul?: - J.F. RutherfordWhere Are the Dead?: - J.F. RutherfordWhy God Permits Evil: - J.F. RutherfordThe Bible Students Convention Reports (January, 2-5, 1919 - Pittsburgh)What Russell Taught by Leslie W. Jones1918 C.E. “The end of all things is at hand: Be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer; and above all things have fervent love among yourselves. (1 Peter 4:7,8)[June] J.F. Rutherford, second president of the Watch Tower Society, along with seven associate officers are sentenced to long prison terms on false charges. Two dead witnesses in fulfillment of Revelation 11:7-10. See re pgs. 167-8 pars. 19-22. On February 24th, the first delivery of the talk "The World Has Ended--Millions Now Living May Never Die" at Los Angeles, CA. convention. See jv pg. 719.What happened to the ressurection of the anointed to heaven in 1918?w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * WatchtowerUnspoken SermonBerean Studies on The Finished Mystery - J.F. RutherfordKingdom News No. 36: The New Millennium What Does the Future Hold for You?The Revelation of Jesus Christ (according to the Sinaitic Text)Facts for Shareholders (November 15, 1917 WBTS)Judge Rutherford Writes a Letter from Prison1917 C.E. “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”-Numbers 6:24-26 (Chosen by Brother Russell before his death)April 6th United States president Wilson declared a state of war existed with Germany and officially enters with its partner, Britian, in the dual world power alliance of the KINGS OF THE SOUTH fighting against the KINGS OF THE NORTH. See yw pg. 272. Russian clergy hold a General Council of Moscow [Sept.- Oct.] and restore Russian patriarchate abolished by Tzar Peter the Great. Russian revolution, Bolshaviki disestablish the Russian Church as the State Church.w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * WatchtowerThe Bible Students Monthly (The Fall of Babylon) - J.F. RutherfordStudies in the Scriptures - volume VII - The Finished Mystery IBSA -C. Woodward, G. Fisher but attributed to C.T. RussellWhat Pastor Russell Said-Edited by Leslie W. JonesPastor Russell’s SermonsHarvest ShiftingsA Message to the Watchers - LIGHT after DARKNESS (September 1, 1917 C.T.Russell)EXPANDED BIBLE COMMENTS 1879-1916 or EXPANDED BIBLE COMMENTS 1879-1916 OLD TESTAMENTThe Parable of the Penny1916 C.E. (Motto) “Strong in faith.” Psalm 116United States of America becomes the Ally of Great Britian in World War I. [Effectively rescuing the SEVENTH WORLD POWER after Great Britain received the "sword stroke" that could have been fatal, the United States came to the rescue. (Rev. 13:13) See w88 12/15 pgs. 19-20, also see re pgs. 190-2 pars. 13-20. Britain and the United States of America become a dual world power, or KINGS OF THE SOUTH. See yw pgs. 104-27 & 220-63, also bf pg. 592.w-E * The Watch Tower Convention "Limited" Release - "Things to Remember" - Transcontinental Special 1913Home and Office Rules - C.T. RussellBiography of Pastor Charles Taze Russell at the age of 60 Letter Regarding the Death of Pastor Russell 1915 C.E. “Are ye able to drink of My cup?” (Mt 20:20-23)w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * WatchtowerIBSA Our Temple ChicagoA Great Battle in the Ecclesiastical Heavens - J.F.RutherfordWhat Say The Scriptures About Hell - IBSA1914 C.E. (Click on the year above to expand)1913 C.E. “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Most High.” Psalm 116:12, 13w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * WatchtowerIn the Garden of the Lord - C.T. Russell Brooklyn Tabernacle (Tract)1912 C.E. (Unknown)w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtowerw-E * Watch Tower (January 1, 1912 Vol.XXXII n°1)Suggestive Hints To New ColporteursBerean Studies on The Battle of Armageddon - C.T. RussellBerean Studies on The Time Is at Hand - C.T. RussellBerean Studies on Thy Kingdom Come - C.T. RussellDebate between C.T.Russell - L.S.White (february, 23-28, 1908 Head at Music - Cincinatti - Ohio)1911 C.E. (Unknown)w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * WatchtowerSouvenir Notes Bible Students’ ConventionBerean Studies on The Divine Plan of The Ages - C.T. RussellEverybody's Paper - C.T. Russell 1910 C.E. (Motto) “Love one another as I have loved you”—unto self-sacrifice. (John 15:12)w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * WatchtowerBerean Studies on The At-one-ment Between God and Man 1910 edition - C.T. RussellJewish Hopes - C.T. Russell1909 C.E. My help cometh from the Lord (Ps. 121:2)Headquarters of WATCH TOWER SOCIETY is transferred from Pittsburg, PA., U.S.A. to Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S.A.Sweden Branch Office establishedw-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Watchtower The Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (title and cover change, 1909)Berean Bible Teachers' ManualBerean Questions on Tabernacle Shadows of the Better Sacrifices - C.T. RussellBible Student's Manual - Clayton J. WoodworthPeoples Pulpit - C.T. RussellPhotos:Souvenir Notes - Bible Students Conventions 1910News-clippings from 1892-1909 from the Brooklyn Daily EaglePhotos:Charles T. Russell in Copenhagen, Denmark with the local Bible Students group1908 C.E. (Unknown)w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * The Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerZion’s Glad Songs (needs it's own page)The Wonderful Story of God's LoveNo. 80—Are You of the Hopeful or of the Hopeless? Seven Women Desire One Husband. The Millennial Morning Is Dawning! The Ransom Price Paid for Sinners Guarantees a Millennial Age of RestitutionNo. 81—Gathering the Lord’s Jewels. The Hope of ImmortalityNo. 82—What Is the Soul?No. 83—An Open Letter to a Seventh-Day Adventist1907 C.E. “Ye are not of the world, even as I am not of the world,” for “I have chosen you out of the world.” John 17:9, 11, 21w-E * The Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower (needs it's own page)Instructor's Guide and Berean Index - C.T. RussellWatch Tower Bible (King James Version with Berean Helps) (Bible Students Edition, Berean Bible)Daily Heavenly MANNA for the Household of FAITH (Zion's Watch Tower)No. 76—Earthquakes in Prophecy. “Tongues of Fire.” “In the Evil Day.” Filthiness of Flesh and SpiritNo. 77—God’s Unspeakable Gift. What Would Satisfy Jesus for His Travail of Soul at Calvary?No. 78—Physical Health Promoted by RighteousnessNo. 79—The Lost Key of Knowledge. What Would Satisfy Jesus for His Travail of Soul at Calvary?1906 C.E. (Motto) “In due time” 1 Tim 2:6 “Be patient therefore, brethren.”w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerNo. 72—To Hell and Back! Who Are There. The Great Prison House to be Destroyed. The Oath-Bound Covenant. Selling the BirthrightNo. 73—(Same as No. 57)No. 74—Divine Plan of the Ages for Human SalvationNo. 75—Spiritism Is Demonism!1905 C.E. “Wisdom is the principal thing: Therefore get wisdom.” Prov 4:7w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerHymns of the Millennial DawnIn the Garden of the Lord 1905 (needs it's own page)No. 68—Increasing Influence of SpiritismNo. 69—Study to Show Thyself Approved Unto God. Christendom in Grave Danger. Refrain Thy Voice From Weeping. Hope for the Innumerable Non-ElectNo. 70—Cheerful Christians. Divine Predestination in Respect to MankindNo. 71—(Same as No. 15)Mailing Tract - Why God Permits Evil1904 C.E. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are reputable; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Php 4:8w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerDaily Heavenly Manna for the Household of Faith-Gertrude W. SeibertStudies in the Scriptures V The At-one-ment Between God and ManStudies in the Scripture - volume VI - The New CreationNo. 64—Criticisms of Millennial Hopes and Prospects ExaminedNo. 65—(Same as No. 11)No. 66—(Same as No. 21)No. 67—(Dutch translation of No. 21)1903 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerDebate between C.T.Russell vs Dr.E.L.Eaton (october, 20-25 Carnegie Hall, Allegheny. PA)No. 60—Why Are Ye the Last to Welcome Back the King?No. 61—Protestants, Awake! (revised)No. 62—(Same as No. 12)No. 63—Christ’s Death Secured One Probation or Trial for Life Everlasting to Every Man1902 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerThe Emphatic DiaglottNo. 56—Epistle to the Hebrews (Yiddish only) (booklet)No. 57—The Scripture Teaching on Calamities and Why God Permits ThemNo. 58—(Same as No. 17)No. 59—The World’s Hope1901 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerNo. 52—Food for Thinking Christians—Our Lord’s Return—Its Object, the Restitution of All Things SpokenNo. 53—The Scriptures Clearly Teach the Old Theology That Death Is the Wages of Sin, and Not Eternal TormentNo. 54—(Same as No. 14)No. 55—(Same as No. 32) 1900 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerZion's Glad Songs - C.T. RussellNo. 48—What Say the Scriptures About Our Lord’s Return—His Parousia, Apokalupsis and Epiphania (booklet)No. 49—Which Is the True Gospel? AprilNo. 50—(German translation of No. 49)No. 51—Heathendom’s Hope Future, Therefore Wait Thou Upon the Lord1899 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerTabernacle Shadows of The "Better Sacrifices"Studies in the Scriptures - volume V - AT-ONE-MENT between GOD AND MANTabernacle Shadows (needs it's own page)No. 44—Gathering the Lord’s JewelsNo. 45—(Same as No. ?No. 46—The Good Shepherd and His Two FlocksNo. 47—(Swedish translation of No. 40)1898 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch TowerNo. 40—What Is the Soul?No. 41—Must We Abandon Hope of a Golden Age?No. 42—Crosses True and False. Crucified With ChristNo. 43—The Bible Versus the Evolution Theory (booklet)1897 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch TowerStudies in the Scriptures III Thy Kingdom ComeStudies in the Scriptures - volume IV - The Day of VengeanceMoulton Geden Concordance J-20 in Kingdom InterlinearNo. 36—Awake! Jerusalem, Awake!No. 36—(Extra) (French translation of No. 22)No. 37—“How Readest Thou?”No. 38—The Hope of ImmortalityNo. 39—What Say the Scriptures About Spiritualism (Spiritism)? (booklet)1896 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerHymns of the Morning (Zion's Glad Songs of the Morning) (Zion's Watch Tower, February 1, 1896) - C.T. RussellJoseph B. Rotherham's New Testament, Twelfth Edition Revised-Outlines of the Divine Plan of the Ages - C.T. RussellNo. 32—What Say the Scriptures About Hell? (booklet)No. 33—(Dutch translation of No. 1)No. 34—(German translation of No. 1)No. 35—(Swedish translation of No. 28)No. 35—(Extra) (French translation of No. 21)1895 C.E. Kaiser Wilhelm declared that "the German Empire has become a world empire." He mixed himself in with the Middle East, for four years later, a group of German bankers got from the Turkish sultan a concession for building a railroad across Asiatic Turkey from the Staits of Bosporus, opposite Constantinople, southward to Baghdad in Mesopotamia. Looking to further imperial communications, he said: "Germany's future lies upon the water." The total tonage of his navy became second only to that of Britain. The KING OF THE SOUTH looked on nervously. See Ibidem, pgs. 149, 150, also see yw pg. 269.w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerZion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (format change, 1895)No. 25—The Only Name—A Criticism of Bishop Foster’s New GospelNo. 26—(Swedish translation of No. 21)No. 27—(Same as No. 14)No. 28—Why Are Ye Last to Welcome Back the King?No. 29—(Norwegian translation of No. 21)No. 30—(German translation of No. 28)No. 30—(Extra) Wait Thou Upon the LordNo. 31—(Extra) A Helping Hand for Bible Students (Ad for Millennial Dawn and letter of withdrawal)1894 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerA Conspiracy Exposed and Harvest Siftings (ZWT extra) - C.T. RussellNo. 21—Do You Know?No. 22—(Same as No. 6)No. 23—(German translation of No. 21)No. 24—(Same as No. 5)1893 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerNo. 16—(Same as No. 15 in booklet form)No. 17—The Scripture Teaching on PurgatoryNo. 18—Did Christ Die as Man’s Representative, or as His Substitute?No. 19—(Norwegian translation of No. 14)No. 20—(Swedish translation of No. 14)1892 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch TowerZion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (semimonthly, 1892)No. 11—The Tabernacle Shadows of the “Better Sacrifices” (booklet) (© 1891)No. 12—The Divine Plan of the Ages for Human Salvation—Why Evil Was PermittedNo. 13—(Norwegian translation of No. 1)No. 14 - A Dark Cloud and Its Silver LiningNo. 15-"Thy Word Is Truth"- An Answer to Robert Ingersoll's Charges Against ChristianityBible Students Tracts `Thy Word is Truth` 18921891 C.E. April 19-25, first convention of Bible Students.w-E * Zion's Watch TowerZion’s Watch Tower and Herald of Christ’s Presence (format change, 1891)Studies in the Scriptures 2: The cleansing of the sanctuaryStudies in the Scriptures - volume III - Thy Kingdom ComeNo. 8—The Wonderful Story—Illustrated (booklet)No. 9—(Swedish translation of No. 1)No. 10—A Broad Basis for True Christian Union. Contend Earnestly for the Faith Once Delivered to the SaintsNo. 11-The Tabernacle Shadows of the "Better Sacrifices": 1890 C.E. 1889 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch TowerStudies in the Scriptures - volume II - The Times Is At Hand(The author of Studies in the Scriptures, Charles Taze Russell, reported that he did not write them "through visions and dreams, nor by God's audible voice," but that he sought "to bring together these long scattered fragments of truth".The first volume was written in 1886. Originally titled The Plan of the Ages as part of a series called Millennial Dawn, it was later renamed The Divine Plan of the Ages. The name of the series was changed to Studies in the Scriptures in 1904 in order to clarify their nature as biblical textbooks.The Old Theology (Bible Students' Tracts)No. 1—Do the Scriptures Teach That Eternal Torment Is the Wages of Sin?No. 2—The Scripture Teaching on Calamities, and Why God Permits ThemNo. 3—Protestants, Awake! The Spirit of the Great Reformation Dying. How Priestcraft Now OperatesNo. 4—Dr. Talmage’s View of the MillenniumThe Minister's DaughterBill Arp Slip1888 C.E. The grandson of William I came to the German imperial throne as William II, commonly called Kaiser Wilhelm. Says one authority: "He was a firm believer in the divine right of kings and of kaisers, (Caesars), in particular. On numerous occasions he spoke of himself as 'the instrument of the Lord,' and took such excessive interest in the army, ... but his selfish ambition had no bounds. It is now greatly conceded that almost from the first day of his reign he began to plan for world domination; that he ... resolved that he, William, would show the world that one man could raise himself to the topmost pinnacle and not only rule Germany, but through Germany might rule the civilized earth." See The Encyclopedia Americana, Volume 29, pg. 333b. He declared that he owed his 'awful responsibility toward the Creator alone, wherefrom no man, no minister, no parliment, no people can relieve the sovereign.' See Ibidem volumn 12, pg. 520b., also see yw pg. 266.w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * Zion's Watch Tower1887 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch TowerArp Slip (Arp Tract)Songs of Hope For All People by John H. Paton (Not an official WT Publication by quite possibly used back then by the Bible Students)1886 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch TowerStudies in the Scriptures (six booklets bound) - C.T. RussellStudies in the Scriptures - volume I - The Divine Plan Of The AgesThe first volume was written in 1886. Originally titled The Plan of the Ages as part of a series called Millennial Dawn, it was later renamed The Divine Plan of the Ages. The name of the series was changed to Studies in the Scriptures in 1904 in order to clarify their nature as biblical textbooks.1885 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch TowerUncle Daniel's Bible Class Book - a non WT publication endorsed by Zion's Watch Tower1884 C.E. Zion's Watch Tower and Tract Society, now the Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania, is legally chartered.w-E * Zion's Watch TowerNew Measures of the Great Pyramid by a New Measurer (a non WT Publication yet used for the Pyramid articles)1883 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower1882 C.E. 1881 C.E. 1880 C.E. w-E * Zion's Watch Tower or w-E * THE HERALD OF CHRIST PRESENCE-ZION'S WATCH TOWER (text)Poems and Hymns of Millennial Dawnw-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (August, 1880 Vol.11 N°2 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.355)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (July, 1880 Vol.11 N°1 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.345)The Day Dawn 1879 C.E. C.T. Russell publishes first issue of Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ' Presence.Zion's Watch Tower and Herald of Christ's Presence (July 1879)Early Bible Students PostcardsSongs of the Bride (1879; 144 hymns expressing the desires and hopes of Christ’s bride)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (June, 1879 Vol.8 N°6 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.329)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (May, 1879 Vol.8 N°5 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.313)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (April, 1879 Vol.8 N°4 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.297)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (March, 1879 Vol.8 N°3 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.281)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (February, 1879 Vol.8 N°2 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.265)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (January, 1879 Vol.8 N°1 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.241)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (complete)All Watchtower bound volumes 1879-19491878 C.E. w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (December, 1878 Vol.7 N°6 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.225)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (November, 1878 Vol.7 N°5 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.209)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (October, 1878 Vol.7 N°4 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.193)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (September, 1878 Vol.7 N°3 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.177)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (August, 1878 Vol.7 N°2 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.161)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (July, 1878 Vol.7 N°1 - Rochester N.Y.) (scan-see p.145)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (complete)1877 C.E. 1876 C.E. w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (March, 1876 Vol.4 N°2) (scan-see p.129) or w-E * (text - see p.202)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (January, 1876 Vol.4 N°1) (scan-see p.113) or w-E * (text - see p.178)Gentile Times-When Do They End? CT Russell 18761875 C.E. w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (December, 1875 Vol.3 N°6) (scan-see p.97) or w-E * (text - see p.156)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (October, 1875 Vol.3 N°5) (scan-see p.84) or w-E * (text - see p.134)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (September, 1875 Vol.3 N°4) (scan-see p.65) or w-E * (text - see p.109)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (August, 1875 Vol.3 N°3) (scan-see p.49) or w-E * (text - see p.80)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (July, 1875 Vol.3 N°2) (scan-see p.33) or w-E * (text - see p.53)w-E * THE HERALD OF THE MORNING (June, 1875 Vol.3 N°1) (scan-see p.17) or w-E * (text - see p.24)1874 C.E. 1872 C.E. Charles Taze Russell and his Father Publish "The Evening Prayer" via their Music Publishing Business1871 C.E. January 1st, Germanic Empire established, with William I being declared Caesar or Kaiser. Germany assumes role as KING OF THE NORTH. The interest of this KING OF THE NORTH began to clash with those of the modern KING OF THE SOUTH, the Anglo-American dual world power. The Germanic KING OF THE NORTH was the most lively and mighty champion of the former SIXTH WORLD POWER, Rome. When the German Parliment opened in October of 1871, Emperor William I voiced the conviction that "the new German Empire will be a reliable shield for peace." What does history show? See yw pgs. 263 & 265.1870 C.E. C.T. Russell and a group from Allegheny, Penn. U.S.A. begin a systematic study of the Bible. Italy is established as a kingdom independent from the Vatican.1865 C.E. 'THE WATCH TOWER' - Volume 1 (Actually produced by the Anglican Church - Not WTBTS) However you can see how it influenced the Watch Tower cover of 1879.1859 C.E. 1856 C.E. The "Holy Synod" of the Russian Orthodox Church, under pressure from the "people" to gain further Bible knowledge, undertook its own synod translation, doing so with guidelines that were carefully crafted to insure that expressions used would conform to church views. See w97 10/1 pg. 12. 1850 C.E. George Storrs wrote The Watch Tower1833 C.E. Regency of Greece declares Orthodox Church of Greece to be independent.The Gospel Anchor vol 3 editor Henry Grew1832 C.E. The Gospel Anchor Volume 1 (Not a WT publication...yet later edited by one of the great influences of Pastor Russell)The Gospel Anchor vol 2 editor Henry Grew...Continue on to the Biblical Chronology page Public Talk Outlines Index to Letters (For Elders eyes only please) (Includes ALL letters from 1981-2012) Branch office staff Branch Organization (revised 2003), for branch overseers "Dwelling Together in Unity" (1952, revised 1974, 1982, 1989, 1986, 2004) Standards Manual (2005), for proofreaders Writing for Our Journals, for writers Other Memorandum for Regional Building Committees, for Regional Building Committee members Working Together Safely—Safety Rules and Standards for Volunteer Projects, for Regional Building Committee volunteers District Convention Operations (1997), for Convention Committee members Shining as Illuminators in the World (1977,[17] 2004), for attendees of pioneer school Missionary Counsel Booklet (1985), for missionaries Legal guidance for members Preparing for a Child Custody Case Involving Religious Issues (1997) Direct and Cross Examination Questions in Child Custody Cases (1987)"Defending and Legally Establishing the Good News" (1950) For medical practitioners Family Care and Medical Management for Jehovah's Witnesses (1992, revised 1995) BIBLE READING SCHEDULE - 1 YEAR Newsletter Our Kingdom Ministry, for publishers Our Kingdom Ministry (format change, January 2009)Our Kingdom Ministry (format change, September 1991)Our Kingdom Ministry (title change, 1982)Our Kingdom Service (title change, 1976)Kingdom Ministry (title change, September 1956)Informant (title change, July 1936)Director for Field Publishers (title change, October 1935)Bulletin for Jehovah’s Witnesses (title change, 1931)Watch Tower Bulletin (title change, 1930)Bulletin (title change, 1919)Suggestions from Colporteurs (title change, 1918)Suggestive Hints to New Colporteurs (title change, 1914)Suggestive Hints to Colporteurs (1896 to 1913)Public Meeting Campaign (1945 to 1946)Instructions for Car Drivers (1933)Outline for Transcription Meetings (1933)Your Work With Transcription Machines (1933)Bearing Testimony (1932)Suggestions for Workers—Special Bulletin (1929)Bulletin-This Kingdom Gospel Must Be Preached (1929)Bulletin-Special Colporteur Edition (1928)Special Colporteur Bulletin—Winter Edition (1928)To Whom the Work Is Entrusted (1919) Tracts Numbered series No. 1—What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?—1951 No. 2—Hell-Fire—Bible Truth or Pagan Scare?—1951 No. 3—Jehovah’s Witnesses, Communists or Christians?—1951 No. 4—Awake from Sleep!—1951 No. 5—Hope for the Dead—1952 No. 6—The Trinity, Divine Mystery or Pagan Myth?—1952 No. 7—How Valuable Is the Bible?—1952 No. 8—Life in a New World—1952, revised 1964 No. 9—The Sign of Christ’s Presence—1953 No. 10—Man’s Only Hope for Peace—1953 No. 11—Which Is the Right Religion?—1953 No. 12—Do You Believe in Evolution or the Bible?—1953, revised 1968 No. 13—Why You Can Trust the Bible—1987 No. 14—What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?—1987 No. 15—Life in a Peaceful New World—1987, revised 1994 No. 16—What Hope for Dead Loved Ones?—1987 No. 17—A Peaceful New World—Will It Come? (© 1991)—1992 No. 18—Jehovah’s Witnesses—What Do They Believe?—1992 No. 19—Will This World Survive?—1992, revised 2005 No. 20—Comfort for the Depressed—1992, revised 2000 No. 21—Enjoy Family Life—1992, revised 1998 No. 22—Who Really Rules the World?—1992 No. 23—Jehovah—Who Is He?—1998, revised 2001 No. 24—Jesus Christ—Who Is He?—1999 No. 25—Do You Have an Immortal Spirit?—2001 No. 26—Would You Like to Know More About the Bible?—2001 No. 27—All Suffering Soon to End!—2005 No. 37 - Where Can We Find Answers to Life's Big Questions? - August 2014 campaign Tract Targeted distribution How to Find the Road to Paradise (for Muslims)—1990 Jehovah’s Witnesses—A Christian Community (for Muslims) (Arabic)—1992 No. 71—Does Fate Rule Our Lives?—Or Does God Hold Us Responsible? (for Muslims) (Asian languages)—1994, revised 2001 No. 72—The Greatest Name (for Muslims) (Asian languages)—1994, revised 2001 No. 73—Who Are Jehovah’s Witnesses? (for Muslims) (Turkish)—1995, revised 2001 No. 74—Hellfire—Is It Part of Divine Justice? (for Muslims) (Indonesian and Turkish)—1995, revised 2001 No. 75—Will Suffering Ever End? (for Buddhists) (Asian languages) (© 1995)—1996 Jehovah’s Witnesses—What You Need to Know (French, Dutch)—1996 No. 76—Jehovah’s Witnesses Reply (Serbian and other languages)—1997 No. 77—How Precious Is Life to You? (for Buddhists) (Mongolian)—1999 People of France, You Are Being Deceived! (French, English)—1999 No. 78—It Could Happen to You! (Russian)—2000 What Is Brewing In France? Could Freedom Regress? (French)—2000 “You Are the Light of the World” (Spanish)—2000 No. 79—You Can Benefit! (Czech) (© 2000)—2001 No. 81—Is Your Life Ruled by Fate? (Chinese) (© 2007) No. 82—You Can Trust the Creator! (for Native Americans) (© 2007) Other You Have Been Warned—1936Dividing the People—1940It Must Be Stopped—1940Law-Abiding—1940Quebec, You Have Failed Your People!—1946Quebec’s Burning Hate for God and Christ and Freedom Is the Shame of All Canada—1946Regret and Protest by American Convention-Hosts Over Religious Discrimination Against Visiting Witnesses of Jehovah—1950How Has Christendom Failed All Mankind?—1958Would You Like to Understand the Bible?—1968Rwanda Persecutes Christians—1986Religious Persecution in Singapore—1996 Youths—What Will You Do With Your Life?—2002 Would You Like to Know the Truth?-2008 - Bible Students tracts Watch Tower Tracts (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1881No. 1—Why Will There Be a Second Advent?No. 2—(Title uncertain)No. 3—(Title uncertain)No. 4—Why Evil Was PermittedNo. 5—The Narrow Way to LifeNo. 6—Albert Delmont Jones: A Call to "The Marriage Supper of the Lamb." The Hour of God's Judgment, and Consequent Fall of BabylonNo. 7—Work of Atonement—Tabernacle TypesThe Minister’s Daughter—1882Arp Slip (Arp Tract)—1887The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1889No. 1—Do the Scriptures Teach That Eternal Torment Is the Wages of Sin?No. 2—The Scripture Teaching on Calamities, and Why God Permits ThemNo. 3—Protestants, Awake! The Spirit of the Great Reformation Dying. How Priestcraft Now OperatesNo. 4—Dr. Talmage’s View of the MillenniumThe Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1890No. 5—Friendly Hints on Bible Study and Students’ HelpsNo. 6—The Scripture Teaching Concerning the World’s Hope (The Hope of the Groaning Creation)No. 7—The Wonderful Story of Wisdom, Love and Grace Divine (The Wonderful Story—The Old, Old Story)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1891No. 8—The Wonderful Story—Illustrated (booklet)No. 9—(Swedish translation of No. 1)No. 10—A Broad Basis for True Christian Union. Contend Earnestly for the Faith Once Delivered to the SaintsThe Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1892No. 11—The Tabernacle Shadows of the “Better Sacrifices” (booklet) (© 1891)No. 12—The Divine Plan of the Ages for Human Salvation—Why Evil Was PermittedNo. 13—(Norwegian translation of No. 1)No. 14—Bible Study and Needful Helps TheretoNo. 15—“Thy Word Is Truth”—An Answer to Robert Ingersoll’s Charges Against ChristianityThe Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1893No. 16—(Same as No. 15 in booklet form)No. 17—The Scripture Teaching on PurgatoryNo. 18—Did Christ Die as Man’s Representative, or as His Substitute?No. 19—(Norwegian translation of No. 14)No. 20—(Swedish translation of No. 14)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1894No. 21—Do You Know?No. 22—(Same as No. 6)No. 23—(German translation of No. 21)No. 24—(Same as No. 5)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1895No. 25—The Only Name—A Criticism of Bishop Foster’s New GospelNo. 26—(Swedish translation of No. 21)No. 27—(Same as No. 14)No. 28—Why Are Ye Last to Welcome Back the King?No. 29—(Norwegian translation of No. 21)No. 30—(German translation of No. 28)No. 30—(Extra) Wait Thou Upon the LordNo. 31—(Extra) A Helping Hand for Bible Students (Ad for Millennial Dawn and letter of withdrawal)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1896No. 32—What Say the Scriptures About Hell? (booklet)No. 33—(Dutch translation of No. 1)No. 34—(German translation of No. 1)No. 35—(Swedish translation of No. 28)No. 35—(Extra) (French translation of No. 21)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1897No. 36—Awake! Jerusalem, Awake!No. 36—(Extra) (French translation of No. 22)No. 37—“How Readest Thou?”No. 38—The Hope of ImmortalityNo. 39—What Say the Scriptures About Spiritualism (Spiritism)? (booklet)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1898No. 40—What Is the Soul?No. 41—Must We Abandon Hope of a Golden Age?No. 42—Crosses True and False. Crucified With ChristNo. 43—The Bible Versus the Evolution Theory (booklet)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1899No. 44—Gathering the Lord’s JewelsNo. 45—(Same as No. ?No. 46—The Good Shepherd and His Two FlocksNo. 47—(Swedish translation of No. 40)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1900No. 48—What Say the Scriptures About Our Lord’s Return—His Parousia, Apokalupsis and Epiphania (booklet)No. 49—Which Is the True Gospel?No. 50—(German translation of No. 49)No. 51—Heathendom’s Hope Future, Therefore Wait Thou Upon the LordThe Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1901No. 52—Food for Thinking Christians—Our Lord’s Return—Its Object, the Restitution of All Things SpokenNo. 53—The Scriptures Clearly Teach the Old Theology That Death Is the Wages of Sin, and Not Eternal TormentNo. 54—(Same as No. 14)No. 55—(Same as No. 32)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1902No. 56—Epistle to the Hebrews (Yiddish only) (booklet)No. 57—The Scripture Teaching on Calamities and Why God Permits ThemNo. 58—(Same as No. 17)No. 59—The World’s HopeThe Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1903No. 60—Why Are Ye the Last to Welcome Back the King?No. 61—Protestants, Awake! (revised)No. 62—(Same as No. 12)No. 63—Christ’s Death Secured One Probation or Trial for Life Everlasting to Every ManThe Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1904No. 64—Criticisms of Millennial Hopes and Prospects ExaminedNo. 65—(Same as No. 11)No. 66—(Same as No. 21)No. 67—(Dutch translation of No. 21)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1905No. 68—Increasing Influence of SpiritismNo. 69—Study to Show Thyself Approved Unto God. Christendom in Grave Danger. Refrain Thy Voice From Weeping. Hope for the Innumerable Non-ElectNo. 70—Cheerful Christians. Divine Predestination in Respect to MankindNo. 71—(Same as No. 15)The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1906No. 72—To Hell and Back! Who Are There. The Great Prison House to be Destroyed. The Oath-Bound Covenant. Selling the BirthrightNo. 73—(Same as No. 57)No. 74—Divine Plan of the Ages for Human SalvationNo. 75—Spiritism Is Demonism!The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1907No. 76—Earthquakes in Prophecy. “Tongues of Fire.” “In the Evil Day.” Filthiness of Flesh and SpiritNo. 77—God’s Unspeakable Gift. What Would Satisfy Jesus for His Travail of Soul at Calvary?No. 78—Physical Health Promoted by RighteousnessNo. 79—The Lost Key of Knowledge. What Would Satisfy Jesus for His Travail of Soul at Calvary?The Old Theology (Bible Students’ Tracts)—1908No. 80—Are You of the Hopeful or of the Hopeless? Seven Women Desire One Husband. The Millennial Morning Is Dawning! The Ransom Price Paid for Sinners Guarantees a Millennial Age of RestitutionNo. 81—Gathering the Lord’s Jewels. The Hope of ImmortalityNo. 82—What Is the Soul?No. 83—An Open Letter to a Seventh-Day AdventistCalamities—Why Permitted?—1919Christian Science—1919Comforting Words of Life—1919Demons Infest Earth’s Atmosphere—1919Do You Believe in the Resurrection?—1919Do You Know?—1919Earth to Be Filled With Glory—1919Gathering the Lord’s Jewels—1919Golden Age at the Door—1919Hope of Immortality—1919Is There a God?—1919Is the Soul Immortal?—1919Joyful Message for the Sin-Sick—1919Our Responsibility as Christians—1919Predestination and Election—1919Spiritism Is Demonism—1919The Bruising of Satan—1919The Case of the International Bible Students Association—1919The Dawn of a New Era—1919The Liberty of the Gospel—1919The Rich Man in Hell—1919Thieves in Paradise—1919Weeping All Night—1919What Is the Soul?—1919Where Are the Dead?—1919Why God Permits Evil—1919Proclamation—A Challenge to World Leaders—1922Proclamation—A Warning to All Christians—1923Ecclesiastics Indicted—1924The Broadcaster—1924Message of Hope—1925World Powers Addressed (A Testimony to the Rulers of the World)—1926“Where Are the Nine?”—1928 Kingdom News Tracts in the Kingdom News series have been published intermittently since 1918, replacing the earlier series, The Bible Students Monthly.No. 1—Religious Intolerance—Pastor Russell’s Followers Persecuted Because They Tell the People the Truth—Treatment of Bible Students Smacks of the ‘Dark Ages’—1918No. 2—“The Finished Mystery” and Why Suppressed—Clergymen Take a Hand—1918No. 3—Two Great Battles Raging—Fall of Autocracy Certain—Satanic Strategy Doomed to Failure—The Birth of Antichrist—1918No. 4—Attempt to Wreck Garden Assembly—The Facts—1939No. 5—Can Religion Save the World From Disaster?—1939No. 6—Time of Darkness—Isaiah 60:2—1940No. 6—Which Will Give You Freedom? Religion or Christianity? (London)—1940No. 7—Do You Condemn or Wink at Unspeakable Crimes?—1940No. 7—Religionists Devise Mischief to Destroy Christians (London)—1940No. 8—If the Bill Becomes Law—1941No. 8—Jehovah’s Mandate to His Servants; Witness Against Papal Rome, Nazism, Fascism—Enemies of Christianity (London)—1941No. 9—Victories in Your Defense—1941No. 9—Where Does the Church of Scotland Stand? (London)—1941No. 10—Life in the New Earth Under New Heavens—1942No. 11—The People Have a Right to Good News Now—1942No. 12—The Last War Wins the Peace Eternal—1943No. 13—Education for Life in the New World—1944No. 14—Overcoming Fear of What Is Coming on the Earth—1944No. 15—World Conspiracy Against the Truth—1946No. 16—Is Time Running Out for Mankind?—1973No. 17—Has Religion Betrayed God and Man?—1973No. 18—Government by God, Are You for It—Or Against It?—1974No. 19—Is This All There Is to Life?—1974No. 20—Would You Welcome Some Good News?—1975No. 21—Your Future—Shaky? Or ... Secure?—1975No. 22—How Crime and Violence Will Be Stopped—1976No. 23—Why So Much Suffering—If God Cares?—1976No. 24—The Family—Can It Survive?—1977No. 25—Why Are We Here?—1978No. 26—Relief From Pressure—Is It Possible?—1978No. 27—What Has Happened to Love?—1979No. 28—Hope for Ending Inflation, Sickness, Crime, War?—1980No. 29—Is a Happy Life Really Possible?—1981No. 30—Is Planet Earth Near the Brink?—1981No. 31—Are We Nearing Armageddon?—1982No. 32—A United, Happy Family—What Is the Key?—1983No. 33—Life—How Did It Get Here? By Evolution or by Creation?—1985No. 34—Why Is Life So Full of Problems?—1995No. 35—Will All People Ever Love One Another?—1997No. 36—The New Millennium—What Does the Future Hold for You?—2000No. 37—The End of False Religion Is Near!—2006 The Bible Students Monthly The Bible Students Monthly (monthly, 1913–1918)The Fall of Babylon (monthly, special subtitle during 1917-1918)Everybody’s Paper (monthly, 1911-1913)Peoples Pulpit (monthly, 1909-1911) Recordings New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (3 discs, MP3 format) The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (CD in Red Book CD-DA format, 2005) The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (CD in MP3 format, 2004) The Watchtower Announcing Jehovah’s Kingdom (cassette, 1988) Awake! (CD in digital audio format, 2005) Awake! (CD in MP3 format, 2004) Awake! (cassette, 1990) Dramas The Watch Tower Society produces audio recordings of dramatic presentations of biblical characters or contemporary settings with a religious theme. Audio recordings, including dialog, music, and sound effects, are produced at the Watch Tower Society headquarters and other branch offices. The recordings are presented at annual conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses, usually accompanied by members acting out the scenes with costumes and props. The audio recordings are later made available for home use by members. To Whose Authority Do You Submit? (Jeroboam) (2006) They Bore Thorough Witness to the Good News (Paul the Apostle) (2004) Boldly Witnessing Despite Opposition (Saint Stephen) (2003) Stand Firm in Troublesome Times (Jeremiah) (2003) Respect Jehovah's Authority (Korah) (2001) Warning Examples for Our Day (Zimri) (2000) Appreciating Our Spiritual Heritage (Jacob and Esau) (1999) //Families—Make Daily Bible Reading Your Way of Life!// (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) (1998) Keep Your Eye Simple (contemporary) (1998) Marked for Survival (contemporary) (1998) Why Respect Theocratic Arrangements? (Gideon) (1997) Doing What is Right in Jehovah's Eyes (Josiah) (1993) Doing God's Will With Zeal (Jehu) (1992) Jehovah's Judgment Against Law-Defying People (Noah and Lot) (1990) Preserving Life in Time of Famine (Joseph) (1990) Jehovah Delivers Those Calling Upon His Name (Joshua) (1987) Beware of Losing Faith by Drawing Away From Jehovah (Moses) (1982) Jehovah's Name to be Declared in All the Earth (Plagues of Egypt) (1981) Videos What Your Peers Say Cell Phones (2013) Whiteboard Animation Beat A Bully Without Using Your Fists (2013) Walk By Faith Not By Sight DVD 2012 Become Jehovah's Friend (series) Listen, Obey and Be Blessed (2012) Jehovah's Witnesses—Faith in Action (2 volumes) Out Of Darkness (2010) Let the Light Shine (2011) The Wonders of Creation Reaveal God's Glory (2009) Extras Slide Show Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (2008) Warning Examples for Our Day—Respect Jehovah's Authority (Bible dramas) (2008) Pursue Goals That Honor God (2007) To the Ends of the Earth and United by Divine Teaching (2007) United by Divine Teaching (1994) To the Ends of the Earth (1995) Organized to Share Good News and Our Whole Association of Brothers (2006) Our Whole Association of Brothers (2000) The New World Society in Action (1995) Jehovah's Witnesses—The Organization Behind the Name (1990) Noah Walked with God—David Trusted in God (2004) Noah—He Walked With God (1997) Transfusion Alternatives—Documentary Series Transfusion-Alternative Strategies—Simple, Safe, Effective (2000) No Blood—Medicine Meets the Challenge (2001) Transfusion-Alternative Health Care—Meeting Patient Needs and Rights (2002) Faithful Under Trials—Jehovah's Witnesses in the Soviet Union (2001) Young People Ask—How Can I Make Real Friends?(1999) Young People Ask—What Will I Do With My Life?(2004) Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (1996) Fear Not! - Nazi Persecution (1996) (Not a WT Production however it deals with JW's) The Human Factor - Purple Triangles (Not a WT production however it deals with JW history) Purple Triangles (1992) The Bible—A Book of Fact and Prophecy (3 volumes) Accurate History, Reliable Prophecy (1993) Mankind's Oldest Modern Book (1994) Its Power in Your Life (1997) Music Songbooks Sing to Jehovah (2009; 135 Kingdom songs; words and melodies composed by Jehovah's Witnesses)Sing Praises to Jehovah (1984; 225 Kingdom songs; words and melodies composed by Jehovah's Witnesses)Singing and Accompanying Yourselves With Music in Your Hearts (1966; 119 songs; orchestral recordings were made, and used as accompaniment in congregation meetings. Some vocal selections were also recorded.)Songs to Jehovah’s Praise (1950; 91 songs, more up-to-date themes without archaic language)Kingdom Service Song Book (1944; 62 songs)Songs of Praise to Jehovah (1928; 337 songs; a mixture of Bible Students' compositions and older hymns)Kingdom Hymns (1925; 80 songs, with music, especially for children)Hymns of the Millennial Dawn (1905; 333 songs published in 1890, with music added)Zion’s Glad Songs (1900; 82 songs, many written by one Bible Student, to supplement the earlier collection)Zion’s Glad Songs of the Morning (1896; published as the “Watch Tower” of February 1, words for 11 songs, with music; lyrics written by Bible StudentsPoems and Hymns of Millennial Dawn (1890; 151 poems and 333 hymns, published without music. Most were the works of well-known writers)Songs of the Bride (1879; 144 hymns expressing the desires and hopes of Christ’s bride) Recordings Sing to Jehovah - Piano Accompaniment (CD, MP3 and AAC) Sing to Jehovah - Vocal Renditions (5 CDs, MP3 and AAC) Sing Praises to Jehovah (music to accompany singing, CD) Sing Praises to Jehovah (audiocassette)Sing Praises to Jehovah (phonograph records) Kingdom Melodies, Volumes 1 - 9 (orchestral arrangements, CD and MP3) Kingdom Melodies, Volumes 1 - 9 (audiocassette)Singing Kingdom Songs (1996; vocal renditions, audiocassette and CD)Singing and Accompanying Yourselves With Music in Your Hearts (1980; orchestral arrangements, audiocassette)
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    GA, perhaps by your ref. to Mt 5:18 you have in mind the well traveled—on the net anyway—article by Thomas Ross. But you request something more tangible. You might try looking at the article here and consider the works mentioned in notes 9 and 10.
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    Reagan's words were as Republican Governor of California in 1967. He was definitely in favor of a Republican-sponsored bill repealing gun rights. The problem was that the framers of the U.S. constitution thought of guns not as an item that all people should have, not especially for hunting and protecting their homes/family/property from just anyone, although that would be their primary use. The constitution only addressed the right for all citizens to carry guns in order to form militias in the event that tyranny reared its ugly head, within US Government agencies. But the real problem is that there really were forms of tyranny that had been rearing their head in America for many years against blacks, American "Indians" and poor whites who could not pay their debts. The most violent tyranny was against the native American "Indians" but the most insidious was against blacks. And then after the constitution allowed more than just land-owners to become citizens they allowed blacks to become citizens, while they were still being tyrannized by tyrants in their own government. That created a problem for the hypocrites running the US Government. A group of black citizens began watching some of the most tyrannical agents of the US government, the white-sponsored police in economically abandoned urban centers. What they were doing was called "copwatchting." But they were watching while armed with guns and, what's even worse for some, cameras. See Mulford Act in Wikipedia, for example. Organized copwatching groups emerged as early as the 1960s in urban areas in the United States when the Black Panthers famously patrolled city streets with firearms and cameras, and other civil rights organizations conducted unarmed patrols in groups. Obviously, Reagan, a rather dullard hypocrite, realized he didn't really believe in the constitution. In this situation it was easy to get both Democratic and Republican support. (Especially "Dixie Democrats" [in the Southern United States], most of whom would later become Republicans as soon as Northern Democrats began to associate the "Democratic" agenda with civil rights toward blacks.)
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    Who makes you different from another?—1 Cor. 4:7. For a while, the apostle Peter harbored prejudice against non-Jews, but he gradually learned to eradicate negative views from his heart. (Acts 10:28, 34, 35; Gal. 2:11-14) Likewise, if we detect any trace of prejudice or racial pride in us, we should make a conscious effort to root it out of our heart. (1 Pet. 1:22) We might reflect on the fact that none of us deserve salvation; we are all imperfect humans, regardless of our nationality. (Rom. 3:9, 10, 21-24) So why should we feel superior to anyone else? We should have a view like that of the apostle Paul, who admonished his fellow anointed Christians that they were “no longer strangers and foreigners, but . . . members of the household of God.” (Eph. 2:19) Earnest effort to overcome prejudiced views regarding those who are of a different background will certainly help us to put on the new personality.—Col. 3:10, 11. w16.10 1:9
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    TrueTomHarley

    Jesus and Michael

    Looking good. "How many times is my brother to sin and I am to forgive him? Up to 33 times? Nay, I say unto you, 'Up to 34 times, and beyond, as the need arises."
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    Prepare for a tweet about Groucho
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    Who makes you different from another?—1 Cor. 4:7. For a while, the apostle Peter harbored prejudice against non-Jews, but he gradually learned to eradicate negative views from his heart. (Acts 10:28, 34, 35; Gal. 2:11-14) Likewise, if we detect any trace of prejudice or racial pride in us, we should make a conscious effort to root it out of our heart. (1 Pet. 1:22) We might reflect on the fact that none of us deserve salvation; we are all imperfect humans, regardless of our nationality. (Rom. 3:9, 10, 21-24) So why should we feel superior to anyone else? We should have a view like that of the apostle Paul, who admonished his fellow anointed Christians that they were “no longer strangers and foreigners, but . . . members of the household of God.” (Eph. 2:19) Earnest effort to overcome prejudiced views regarding those who are of a different background will certainly help us to put on the new personality.—Col. 3:10, 11. w16.10 1:9
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    James Thomas Rook Jr.

    1935 Golden Age

    What makes the AWAKE particularly interesting is that the writers are experts on every imaginable subject. It is like a cross between "Reader's Digest", Marvel Comics, and Disneyland. Cost was 5 cents then, free is a very good price now. Is "Reader's Digest" even published, anymore?
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    "ALvi LanguorE iNsanabili: From the very first sentence, right up to the last one, you have reminded me of Allen. I would not have said anything except that the most famous member named Allen has also hinted that he may not have much time for this world due to serious health concerns. I hoped that the Latin was not a commentary on your condition. At any rate, what you have repeatedly done here, so far, is exactly what I was hoping no one would do here. You keep claiming things like "some of Gerard Gertoux's claims can be considered fake news" without any examples or any evidence. With several opportunities to provide something substantial, making claims without evidence can "backfire" and even make it appear (to some readers) that Gertoux's position, in this case, might seem even stronger and more reliable than it really is. I'm sure that this is not your intent, but unsubstantiated claims come across just as empty as the ad hominem. On the issue of "peer review" Gertoux has stated to me that scholars in this field refused to express their personal convictions on this topic, fearing reprisals due to the fact that religious institutions often fund their research and can therefore control the ability to get published. Gertoux himself says he was personally attacked and had to defend himself in the French courts. (
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    ). Via email, he says this is why he has "become extremely careful and [will] only publish in peer-reviewed journals." Note his last article, for example:
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    indagator

    1 Peter 1:11 NWT

    A conservative Protestant (Evangelical) religious studies professor from Canada, Michael Gilmour, who studies Jehovah's Witnesses and usually writes fairly balanced material about them, contributed the article on them in The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in America (2017). One point he makes, however, seems biased and unfair. Someone has written a rebuttal, rather deep and detailed, but worth working through if a person is interested in one passage in 1 Peter. It's been circulating on various forums, so why not here too? 1_peter_1.11.pdf For those who like to dig deeply, happy reading. It's four pages long.
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    alvi languore insanabili, "with an incurable disease of the belly" (2 Chron. 21:18, Vulgate) posted on his/her response to the OP a pic of the cover of Robert Wilkinson's 2015 book on the Tetragrammaton. Readers here might be interested in Shaw's review of that book. It appeared in the Journal of Theological Studies in Oct. 2016. It's uploaded here: jts-shaw-rev.-wilkinson.pdf Another by Resnick appeared in the Medieval Review of 2016, here: resnick-rev.-of-wilkinson.pdf A third by Soulen in the Journal of Jesuit Studies in 2015, here: soulen-review-wilkinson.pdf Happy reading, all!
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    Just because (as a general rule ...) prostitutes and murderers wear shoes ... does notmean that everyone that wears shoes are prostitutes and murderers. Although it would be imitative and suggestive to wear a brown shirt during the Nazi reign ... does not mean that today wearing a brown shirt indicates one is a Nazi.
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    Cos: You have already proved by your own words in the Archive Topic "Demonism and the Watchtower", that you are completely clueless as to what constitutes proof, or reason, or logic .. and it's possibly only because you do not understand what is generally referred to a "figures of speech". When you hear on the News that North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb ... no they didn't. The MILITARY of North Korea tested a hydrogen bomb (if true). If the news says "The White House today said that this action will NOT be tolerated !'" The building itself did not actually say anything at all. The building is recognized as a symbol of the will of the President and his administration., In the scriptures giving personification to a force as a person ... like Reddy Kilowatt, or the HOLY SPIRIT, is what is known as a "Metonymy". It's a subset of a "Synecdoche", which is a subset of a "Metaphor" After all ... what's a meta phor? *coff"* This is what Wikipedia has to say about that: (bold type added by me) " Synecdoche is a rhetorical trope and a type of figurative speech similar to metonymy, a figure of speech in which a term that denotes one thing is used to refer to a related thing. Indeed, synecdoche is sometimes considered a subclass of metonymy. It is more distantly related to other figures of speech, such as metaphor.[6] More rigorously, metonymy and synecdoche can be considered subspecies of metaphor, intending metaphor as a type of conceptual substitution (as Quintilian does in Institutio oratoria Book VIII). In Lanham's Handlist of Rhetorical Terms,[7] the three terms have somewhat restrictive definitions, arguably in tune with a certain interpretation of their etymologies from Greek: Metaphor: changing a word from its literal meaning to one not properly applicable but analogous to it; assertion of identity rather than likeness, as with simile. Metonymy: substitution of cause for effect, proper name for one of its qualities, etc. Classification Synecdoche is often used as a type of personification by attaching a human aspect to a nonhuman thing. It is used in reference to political relations, including "having a footing", to mean a country or organization is in a position to act, or "the wrong hands", to describe opposing groups, usually in the context of military power. The two main types of synecdoche are microcosms and macrocosms. A microcosm is when a part of something is used to refer to the entirety.An example of this would be someone saying that they “need a hand" with a project, when they really need the entire person. A macrocosm is the opposite, when the entire structure of something is used to refer to a small part. An example of this could be referring to "the world", when the speaker really means a certain country or part of the world. The figure of speech is divided into the image (what the speaker uses to refer to something) and the subject (what is being referred to). This type of reference is quite common in politics. The residence of an executive is often credited for the executive's action. A spokesperson of the Executive Office of the President of the United States is identified in "The White House announced a new plan to reduce hunger." References to the King or Queen of the United Kingdom are made in the same fashion by referring to today's official residence, Buckingham Palace. Worldwide examples include "the Sublime Porte" of the Ottoman Empire, and "the Kremlin" of Russia. Sonnets and other forms of love poetry frequently use synecdoches to characterize the beloved in terms of individual body parts rather than a coherent whole. This practice is especially common in the Petrarchan sonnet, where the idealised beloved is often described part by part, from head to toe. It is also popular in advertising. Since synecdoche uses a part to represent a whole, its use requires the audience to make associations and "fill in the gaps", engaging with the ad by thinking about the product. Moreover, catching the attention of an audience with advertising is often referred to by advertisers as "getting eyeballs", another synecdoche. Synecdoche is very common in spoken English, especially in reference to sports. The names of cities are used as shorthand for their sports teams to describe events and their outcomes, such as "Denver won Monday's game", when it would be more accurate that a sports team from the city won the game.[ Kenneth Burke (1945), an American literary theorist, declared that in rhetoric the four master tropes, or figures of speech, are metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony. Burke's primary concern with these four master tropes is not simply their figurative usage but their role in the discovery and description of the truth. He described synecdoche as “part of the whole, whole for the part, container for the contained, sign for the thing signified, material for the thing made… cause for the effect, effect for the cause, genus for the species, species for the genus". In addition, Burke suggests that synecdoche patterns can include reversible pairs such as disease-cure. Burke proclaimed the noblest synecdoche is found in the description of microcosm and macrocosm" since microcosm is related to macrocosm as part to the whole, and either the whole can represent the part or the part can represent the whole".[15] Burke also compared synecdoche with the concept of "representation", especially in the political sense in which elected representatives stand in pars pro toto for their electorate. Part referring to whole (pars pro toto) Referring to people according to a single characteristic: "the gray beard" representing an older man or "the long hair" representing a hippie Referring to a large group of related peoples according to the proper name of one subgroup: Eskimos instead of Native Alaskans; Caucasians instead of Europeans or Whites Describing a complete vehicle as "wheels" referring to a vehicle's manual transmission by the control handle ("stick shift" or "stick") referring to the whole vehicle by the transmission control handle ("can you drive a stick?") Referring to people by a particular body part. For example, "head count" or "counting noses" Saying "bubbly" to refer to Champagne or any other sparkling wine Using "Arabian sands" to refer the Arabian deserts Using "ivories" to refer to a piano (particularly in the phrase "tickling the ivories", meaning to play the piano), by a pair of synecdoches: the piano designated by its part, the keys, which in turn were historically made of ivory He asked for her hand in marriage. Using "boba" to refer to the drink, Bubble tea General class name used to denote specific member of that or associated class Using "the good book" or "The Book" for the Bible ("Bible" itself comes from the Greek word for "book") Describing any four-wheel drive vehicle (including long-haul trailers, etc.) as a "truck" In the phrase, "He's good people", the word "people" is used to denote a specific instance of people (a single person) "The pill" is used to refer to 28-pill packets of the combined oral contraceptive pill, a common birth control method Specific class name referring to general set of associated things "John Hancock" used in the United States, for the signature of any person A genericized trademark, for example "Coke" for any variety of cola (or for any variety of soft drink, as in the southern United States), "Band-Aid" for any variety of adhesive bandage, or "Styrofoam" for any product made of expanded polystyrene A "Rube Goldberg (or Heath Robinson) contraption" to refer to any machine which seems overly complicated or bizarrely constructed Referring to material actually or supposedly used to make something "brass" for brass instruments, or the shell casings of bullet cartridges "cement" for concrete, cement being just the binder in concrete "glasses" for spectacles "armor" for tanks "paper" for a journal article or newspaper "pigskin" for an American or Canadian football "plastic" for a credit card "steel" for a sword "strings" for string instruments "threads" for clothing "tin" for a container made with tin plating Container is used to refer to its contents "barrel" for a barrel of oil "keg" for a keg of beer "He drank the cup", to refer to his drinking of the cup's contents " If the "White House" actually started talking .. I suspect people would be running out of all exits ... but that is the expression. GET USED TO IT. Perhaps I am different than most Jehovah's Witnesses ... and although JWs are often represented as a monolithic group of marching robots, that is not always true ... my guess is more than half would not agree with anything that violated their concept of plain old common sense, even though they would not press any points for fear of being disfellowshipped for apostasy. Among most people ..... there is truly infinite variety. I became one of Jehovah's witnesses FIRST ... because it made sense ... it agreed with the real world ... I did not have to stretch my perception of the Universe into a pretzel. The theology AGREED WITH PLAIN OLD COMMON SENSE. I did not join because I agreed with them ... but because they agreed with ME. OK ... now, lets look at the two scriptures you quoted - I always like to put it in context with what went before, and what is stated after a cited scripture, to see if someone is trying to lead me up the creek to booger's woods. Isaiah 6:6-12New American Standard Bible (NASB) 6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. 7 He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is [a]forgiven.” 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” 9 He said, “Go, and tell this people: ‘Keep on listening, but do not perceive; Keep on looking, but do not understand.’ 10 “Render the hearts of this people [b]insensitive, Their ears [c]dull, And their eyes [d]dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed.” 11 Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered, “Until cities are devastated and without inhabitant, Houses are without people And the land is utterly desolate, 12 “The Lord has removed men far away, And the [e]forsaken places are many in the midst of the land." OK...fine scripture ... but it is only your OPINION that it relates to this discussion. Here's a clue for you Cos ... IT DON'T ! Acts 28:23-30New International Version (NIV) 23 They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. He witnessed to them from morning till evening, explaining about the kingdom of God, and from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets he tried to persuade them about Jesus. 24 Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe. 25 They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: “The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your ancestors when he said through Isaiah the prophet: 26 “‘Go to this people and say, “You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.” 27 For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’[a] 28 “Therefore I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!” [29] [b] 30 For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him." From your viewpoint , this is a "worst case scenario" ... here we have another example of a synecdoche ... as the men received what they heard by inspiration due to an UN-NAMED force. But here is the clincher, which makes the most common sense .... "HOLY SPIRIT" IS NOT A PERSONAL NAME, ANY MORE THAN GAMMA RADIATION HAS A GOOD FRIEND NAMED "WENDY". It's "something", for sure, but NOT A PERSONAL NAME. When Jehovah wants to accomplish something fro 30 billion light years away ... there HAS to be a force carrier ... a DIRECTED force carrier, to make things happen at OUR END OF THE UNIVERSE. If you want to get a tan .. you use UV radiation that comes from the Sun, at this end. If you want God's blessing, you try to be the recipient of directed "Holy Spirit", at this end. Casper is a name FOR A SPIRIT, ....... but only The Farce will be with you. That's why "Casper the Friendly Ghost" was a COMIC BOOK. ps: And Casper DID have a friend ... Wendy the Witch. .
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    Bible Speaks

    I'VE FOUND THE "REAL" CALEB! ???

    The "real Caleb" is at the Brazil Branch Office. ????
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    The trick will be, through social media and the like, to make this the beating known around the world. It won't be easy, because atrocities are a dime a dozen today. Countermanding this is the fact that everyone knows Jehovah's Witnesses have done nothing deserving of this. There will be none of: 'Well, he must have done something wrong.' Everyone knows he did not. You can be sure that those doing these things would like to do it in secret. Do not let them. Â Â




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