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Jehovah's Witnesses Sacred Texts

Texts are central to the Jehovah's Witnesses, as can be clearly seen in the name of their governing organization (Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York) and their designation of members as "publishers."

In addition to living a righteous life and honoring God, one of the main tasks of Jehovah's Witness is to distribute Bibles and tracts to nonbelievers in the hopes they will be converted.

In addition to their well-known magazines The Watchtower and Awake!, Jehovah's Witnesses publish a specific translation of the Christian Bible called the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures.

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York has published a variety of tracts, brochures, books, and Bible study aids in addition to those described above. The official Watchtower website has information on other publications available.

  • Awake!

    Awake! is a semimonthly journal of about 30 pages published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. The Office of Public Information of Jehovah's Witnesses describes it as "a general-interest newsmagazine with a religious slant... full article →
  • New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (NWT)

    The sacred text of Jehovah's Witnesses is the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (NWT), a translation of the Christian Bible. The New World Translation is used exclusively by Jehovah's Witnesses... full article →
  • The Watchtower

    The Watchtower: Announcing Jehovah's Kingdom is a magazine published twice monthly by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc... full article →