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I laughed when the brother mentioned that they told him to take it back when he was doing a role of someone who opposed Jehovah. Looks like he got too into the role. Very interesting that they select very experienced and mature brothers to play the bad guys. That would be a fun role. Haha. Watching this video made me think "if I was asked to go and record dialogue for the audio bible, which character would I like to play?"

 

I thought of a few. Elijah (one of my favorite bible characters), Peter, David, Jehu, Jonah, and Nathan. There would be a few bad guys I would find fun doing, like Ahab. I would make him sound like a wimp, a whiner, and a coward because that's what he really was. Can't wait for more books to be available!

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1 hour ago, MM9106 said:

I laughed when the brother mentioned that they told him to take it back when he was doing a role of someone who opposed Jehovah. Looks like he got too into the role. Very interesting that they select very experienced and mature brothers to play the bad guys. That would be a fun role. Haha. Watching this video made me think "if I was asked to go and record dialogue for the audio bible, which character would I like to play?"

 

I thought of a few. Elijah (one of my favorite bible characters), Peter, David, Jehu, Jonah, and Nathan. There would be a few bad guys I would find fun doing, like Ahab. I would make him sound like a wimp, a whiner, and a coward because that's what he really was. Can't wait for more books to be available!

I recognised Brother Jackson narrating this week's Bible reading in Job.  Hey, that's a different accent, I thought!

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12 hours ago, hatcheckgirl said:

I recognised Brother Jackson narrating this week's Bible reading in Job.  Hey, that's a different accent, I thought!

I was wondering why they had him be the narrator as well as Jehovah's voice. I was thinking they would have a separate voice for Jehovah. But maybe they didn't want to do that so as not to try to define what Jehovah sounds like. I'm curious. 

Anyway, I am enjoying listening to the reading even more after seeing the video!

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12 hours ago, boodles said:

I was wondering why they had him be the narrator as well as Jehovah's voice. I was thinking they would have a separate voice for Jehovah. But maybe they didn't want to do that so as not to try to define what Jehovah sounds like. I'm curious. 

 

I noticed this as well. I think because Jehovah’s voice was only heard on three occasions that it was done this way in Job.

The recording of Matthew 3:17 and 17:5 uses a voice for Jehovah.

 


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13 hours ago, Hope said:

I miss Brother Sydlik as Jehovah's voice... that brother could ham it up better than anyone! :D 

 

Dan Sydlik had such a wonderful speaking voice. Did he do the voice of Jehovah in a talk? At a convention? I don't remember that one. But he really captured the imagination with his rendering of Pharaoh in the first audio drama Jehovah's Name to Be Declared in All the Earth in the early 1980s. Whenever the brothers get to doing the book of Exodus, who will do Pharaoh's voice there? I wonder if he'll be able to measure up.

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On 15 de marzo de 2016 at 2:55 AM, MM9106 said:

I laughed when the brother mentioned that they told him to take it back when he was doing a role of someone who opposed Jehovah. Looks like he got too into the role. Very interesting that they select very experienced and mature brothers to play the bad guys. That would be a fun role. Haha. Watching this video made me think "if I was asked to go and record dialogue for the audio bible, which character would I like to play?"

 

I thought of a few. Elijah (one of my favorite bible characters), Peter, David, Jehu, Jonah, and Nathan. There would be a few bad guys I would find fun doing, like Ahab. I would make him sound like a wimp, a whiner, and a coward because that's what he really was. Can't wait for more books to be available!

He does the voice of Eliphaz the Temanite. If my memory serves me, I've also heard his voice in the Respect Jehovah's Authority drama as Dathan.

 

I love his voice. Very "villainy". Definitely helps you visualize the story line. 

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4 hours ago, Hope said:

Sydlik was Pharaoh and Jehovah on that recording! :)

 

Are you sure? They are both good speaking voices, but the timbre of the voices is distinctively different. Brother Sydlik definitely has a "deep" voice, but the brother doing Jehovah's voice does not. He has a "low" voice, but not as deep as Brother Sydlik's. Also, there is echo added to Jehovah's voice to give it an authoritative sound. But the way the two say certain words is different. For example: Listen to the way "Jehovah" says the word pharaoh  at the 8:08, 8:21 and the 23:39 marks. It sounds more like fay·row. Then listen to the way Brother Sydlik says it at 45:13 and 45:16. I can hear a definite difference.

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9 hours ago, Sheep said:

 

Dan Sydlik had such a wonderful speaking voice. Did he do the voice of Jehovah in a talk? At a convention? I don't remember that one. But he really captured the imagination with his rendering of Pharaoh in the first audio drama Jehovah's Name to Be Declared in All the Earth in the early 1980s. Whenever the brothers get to doing the book of Exodus, who will do Pharaoh's voice there? I wonder if he'll be able to measure up.

 

Thank you so much for linking that drama Brother Eric.  I'll be listening to it this eveing after my dinner! :)  And yes, I enjoyed listening to his talks also.  A friend and I had the pleasure of meeting Brother Sydlik and his wife in 1996 while on a "Tour of the Bible Lands/Mediterranean" cruise.  He gave the Sunday discourse on the ship and gave several experiences as well.  (Had a photo taken with him but haven't seen it in a very long time.)

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22 hours ago, Sheep said:

 

Are you sure? They are both good speaking voices, but the timbre of the voices is distinctively different. Brother Sydlik definitely has a "deep" voice, but the brother doing Jehovah's voice does not. He has a "low" voice, but not as deep as Brother Sydlik's. Also, there is echo added to Jehovah's voice to give it an authoritative sound. But the way the two say certain words is different. For example: Listen to the way "Jehovah" says the word pharaoh  at the 8:08, 8:21 and the 23:39 marks. It sounds more like fay·row. Then listen to the way Brother Sydlik says it at 45:13 and 45:16. I can hear a definite difference.

 

I wouldn't have thought that both were played by Br. Sydlik either. Never crossed my mind. The brother portraying Jehovah has/had a deeper voice. Never heard him again. :P

 

On another note, The brother portraying Hotep in the 10 plagues drama sounds a lot like Br. Swingle, and the narrarator sounds like Br. Henschel. Can anybody confirm this?

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On March 15, 2016 at 7:55 PM, Hope said:

I miss Brother Sydlik as Jehovah's voice... that brother could ham it up better than anyone! :D 

 

On March 16, 2016 at 0:35 PM, Hope said:

Sydlik was Pharaoh and Jehovah on that recording! :)

 

12 hours ago, Hope said:

That's what I heard, back in the day.  I'll have to find my old-timey Bethel source to re-confirm.. :)

 

Please let us know if this is confirmed Truth, or just another case of incorrectly spread hearsay - thank you.


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On ‎3‎/‎16‎/‎2016 at 6:48 AM, outwalkin said:

 

I noticed this as well. I think because Jehovah’s voice was only heard on three occasions that it was done this way in Job.

The recording of Matthew 3:17 and 17:5 uses a voice for Jehovah.

 

 

This demonstrates how accurate the Slave strives to be. Even in little things, like calling the Bible the "Holy Scriptures" instead of the "Holy Bible", as the word "Bible" has never appeared in the Bible, obviously.

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46 minutes ago, timpin said:

 

 

Please let us know if this is confirmed Truth, or just another case of incorrectly spread hearsay - thank you.

 

I understand where you're coming from, but it does really matter that much now. Who cares about who voiced Jehovah?

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7 hours ago, Bob said:

I understand where you're coming from, but it does really matter that much now. Who cares about who voiced Jehovah?

 

It's always good to put a face to a name.  :P  Just kidding.

 

Okay, now all kidding aside, why not?  We're always interested in firsts.  Who were the first missionaries in a certain country, who were the first witnesses in a certain family, and so on and so forth.  So why not, who voiced Jehovah in the "Jehovah's Name to be Declared in all the Earth" drama?  It's our organization's history.  The video "The Kingdom - 100 Years and Counting" is full of those historical tidbits, so is "A trip down Memory Lane", which I wish we could watch again.  I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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