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Jehovah's Witnesses
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1. Jehovah's Witnesses (until 1931 the International Association of Bible Scholars) are an independent international Christian religious community that has performed intensive Bible and mission work since the 1870s. The name ‘Jehovah's Witnesses’ goes back to the biblical passage Isaiah 43:8–13: Jehovah (instead of Yahweh) takes a reading of the ancient Hebrew…

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Schmidt, Robert, “Jehovah's Witnesses”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 17 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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