At any rate, it appears that the name was no longer pronounced after the destruction of the Temple. Thus far we have followed the post-Christian Jewish tradition concerning the attitude of the Jews before Simeon the Just. Any connection of Jehovah with the Egyptian Divine name consisting of the seven Greek vowels has been rejected by Hengstenberg (Beitrage zur Einleiung ins Alte Testament, II, 204 sqq.) and Tholuck (Vermischte Schriften, I, 349 sqq.).), which has been generally accepted by modern scholars as the true pronunciation of the Divine name. 664), derived from the third person imperfect in such a way as to attribute to a person or a thing the action of the quality expressed by the verb after the manner of a verbal adjective or a participle.The Mishna refers to our question more than once: Berachoth, ix, 5, allows the use of the Divine name by way of salutation; in Sanhedrin, x, 1, Abba Shaul refuses any share in the future world to those who pronounce it as it is written; according to Thamid, vii, 2, the priests in the Temple (or perhaps in Jerusalem) might employ the true Divine name, while the priests in the country (outside Jerusalem) had to be contented with the name Adonai; according to Maimonides ("More Neb.", i, 61, and "Yad chasaka", xiv, 10) the true Divine name was used only by the priests in the sanctuary who imparted the blessing, and by the high-priest on the Day of Atonement. As to the earlier tradition, Josephus (Antiq., II, xii, 4) declares that he is not allowed to treat of the Divine name; in another place (Antiq., XII, v, 5) he says that the Samaritans erected on Mt. Ecclesiasticus , appears to prohibit only a wanton use of the Divine name, though it cannot be denied that Jehovah is not employed as frequently in the more recent canonical books of the Old Testament as in the older books. It is not merely closely connected with the pronunciation of the ancient synagogue by means of the Samaritan tradition, but it also allows the legitimate derivation of all the abbreviations of the sacred name in the Old Testament. Furst has collected most of these nouns, and calls the form .In 1879, Russell founded Herald of Christ's Presence and Zion's Watch Tower, which became monthly publications.In 1884, the Zion's Watch Tower and Tract Society were officially formed.("Jehovah God has also provided his visible organization, his "faithful and discreet slave," made up of spirit-anointed ones...Unless we are in touch with this channel of communication that God is using, we will not progress along the road to life, no matter how much Bible reading we do.
According to a Rabbinic tradition the real pronunciation of Jehovah ceased to be used at the time of Simeon the Just, who was, according to Maimonides, a contemporary of Alexander the Great. Marg., i, 580); "Vita Mos.", iii, 25 (ii, 166)] seems to maintain that even on these occasions the priests had to speak in a low voice.As a result of his study, which took place around 1870, he published numerous books.During that decade, he also presented several formal lectures.Every year thousands of new individuals identify themselves as one of Jehovah's Witnesses through a process of dedication and baptism.Many are children of Witness parents, but many others join as well as a result of studying the Bible and then conversion.