THE STORY IS IN THE DETAILS
As author of the original article on Herman Heinfetter many years ago, it is quite gratifying to have people still read it today. I know that Jerome, who posted the article with my consent, has spent some time trying to track down living relatives of this maverick translator, whose work closely resembles the New World Translation in some aspects, although dating from the mid-19th century. But the trail has gone cold, and from my experience, modern descendants would have no knowledge of their ancestor's activities anyway. For those not bothered to check back, Heinfetter was the pseudonym of Fred Parker, a wealthy businessman, who dealt with the manufacture of medical grade charcoal. There are Unitarian connections in his forebears.
Good for them! Can we perhaps expect to see his work referenced in WT publications in the future?
Heinfetter is one of the J references in the older New World Translation reference editon, and there is a reproduction of a page of his in the Insight book. But perhaps there may be more in the future. Some of his translations are available online I believe.
What an interesting article. Unfortunately the PDF copy of the translation I found online has multiple pages missing, including John 1:1 and John 8:58!
I haven't checked the downloaded version, but I note on abebooks that you can purchase a paper reprint of a complete Heinfetter NT for around 15 GBP post free. (Comes from India!)
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