[*] At least one prior book was reportedly published on this subject, but we have not been able to locate the book, its title, or the author. It apparently had limited circulation. Numerous other books have mentioned the subject in passing.
[*] For additional comments, see paragraph 12 below.
[*] As any author discusses side issues, he or she must be held accountable for the accuracy of that information. Just because an author weighs in on the side of verifiable manuscript evidence, does not mean that everything else included in his or her book (or website) is accurate information.
Editor's note: In a surprising article in the August 1, 2008 Watchtower magazine (Should the Name Jehovah Appear in the New Testament?) the editors published an article we did not expect to see. Though this article cites the brochure The Divine Name That Will Endure Forever which states the NWT translators' original reason for including "Jehovah" in the Christian Greek Scriptures, no reference is made to their original reason for doing so in this present article. It appears that since the translators' original stated reasons now require manuscript and historical evidence which has never been found, that the editors of the August 1, 2008 Watchtower magazine sidestepped this important issue, denying the very justification for publishing the NWT in the first place. In the website page The August 1, 2008 Watchtower article, we will evaluate the significance of the Watchtower Society's inability to justify the reason the NWT was initially produced.
[*] Over the past 2000 years, there have certainly been some readers of the New Testament who do not claim that Jesus and Jehovah have the same nature, though these readers have been a minority. Nonetheless, with the exception of those using the New World Translation since 1950, even this group of readers have never used the argument that the autographs contained the Tetragrammaton (יהוה). The statement above is only saying that those who argue that the Tetragrammaton (יהוה) was included in the autographs are those with a theological position which requires that Jesus and Jehovah have a different nature.