: Do you know if John Albu's original work is available anywhere? I once did linguistic study of the literary dependence between the Appendix and Jonsson, showing how the former was a concealed response of the latter.
So far as I know, Albu wrote nothing of his own initiative. Although a brilliant man, he truly prostituted his abilities to the Society. I met him personally in 1994 under rather unusual circumstances. He told me of his past, and how he came to accept the Watchtower Society as "God's spokesman" largely through his determination that Fred Franz's New World Translation was so incredibly faithful to the original Hebrew. Albu had training in various biblical languages, and was trained in Romania as a citizen of that country. Whatever material Albu wrote was absorbed into the Watchtower collective, and produced anonymously. I'm certain of his direct involvement in the writing of the Appendix to Chapter 14 of the "Let Your Kingdom Come" book because at the time, he was the only man capable of doing the research necessary to produce that Appendix. Fred Franz was little more than a vegetable in 1981.
As a side note, Albu's experience with the Society shows how nasty they can be, even with valuable people who happen not to be valuable enough in the eyes of the top dogs. Albu joined Bethel in the 1980s (he claimed to be "anointed" from his earliest JW days around 1970) but was forced out around 1989 when he developed a debilitating disease and the Society didn't want to foot his medical bills. After that, he got a job as a hotel doorman but spent his remaining time researching various topics on "Bible chronology". He had quite a collection of research material. I have no idea what he was involved in after 1994.