"Jehovist" scholars, largely earlier than the 20th century, who believe / dʒ ə ˈ h oʊ v ə / to be the original pronunciation of the divine name, argue that the Hebraic vowel-points and accents were known to writers of the scriptures in antiquity and that both Scripture and history argue in favor of their ab origine status to the Hebrew language. Some members of Karaite Judaism , such as Nehemia Gordon , hold this view.  The antiquity of the vowel points and of the rendering Jehovah was defended by various scholars, including Michaelis,  Drach,  Stier,  William Fulke (1583), Johannes Buxtorf ,  his son Johannes Buxtorf II ,  and John Owen  (17th century); Peter Whitfield   and John Gill  (18th century), John Moncrieff  (19th century), Johann Friedrich von Meyer (1832)  Thomas D. Ross has given an account of the controversy on this matter in England down to 1833.  G. A. Riplinger,  and John Hinton  and Thomas M. Strouse (21st century).  are more recent defenders of the authenticity of the vowel points.