I'm going to the British Museum, Is their anything their to rubbish 607/Jerusalem?

by BroMac 21 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • BroMac
    BroMac

    Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babs and King Neb in 586/587 bce, (depending on if you count in Ascencion Years 0>1>2>3 OR just starting from 1Year from the first day on the Throne.) ((well, i think i'm understanding that bit correctly)).

    So this is the first time i will be going to the British Museum knowing this as a fact.

    has anyone been recently who is interested in this subject?

    I realise that not everyone can go to the British Museum and really they just stole stuff from everyone during the 'Empire' years, but i'm kinda glad I can go and have a look at it!

  • BroMac
    BroMac

    have they got any Egibi family things on display?

  • Mickey mouse
    Mickey mouse

    Yes, there was something and I'll try to find the picture I took with my phone.

  • BroMac
    BroMac

    thanks Mickey mouse

  • Farkel
    Farkel

    While you are there, please visit the Rosetta stone. It is one of the most important artifacts ever discovered.

    Farkel

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    When I was there, you could only go through that section with a guide, so check tour times.

    I was lucky and just caught the last tour of the day. I was sure there was a Dub with us. He asked questions, but didn't dispute any answers.

  • Phizzy
    Phizzy

    Bromac, please let us know what you see in there to confirm 587/6 as Jerusalem's destruction. It will be interesting to get JW's to look at it, I won't tell them know what they are looking at and why, let them work it out.

  • Jeffro
    Jeffro

    I've been to the British Museum, but not for a few years. Unsurprisingly, there were a few items on display confirming 587 as the correct date for the fall of Jerusalem. But it won't mean much to a firmly entrenched JW, because they just dismiss the dates assigned by 'worldly' sources (except for 539, which they've decided is reliable based on the same evidence that makes the other dates 'unreliable').

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    If you have the balls to do it, you could pretend you are a troooo JW believer and get the guide to trash the Watchtowers' version in front of everyone with you.

    I wish I had thought of that tactic at the time, but I was still just a Newbie at the Anti Witnessing Game. I have no problems, now, in pretending to be a trooo believer, spouting obviously loony, but WT correct, utter bollocks in front of an audience.

  • jookbeard
    jookbeard

    haven't been in years, a lot of Dubs used to hang around there offering unofficial tours to count time, wonder if they stopped that ?

  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat

    The British: incorrigible thieves and international vandals. It should be an instructive visit.

  • Caedes
    Caedes

    Dont forget to visit the Elgin Marbles. The Babylonian displays are right next to the rosetta stone and are worth spending some time with.

    Thieves?! Perhaps if all those countries hadn't been doing such a stand-up job preserving these things for posterity you might have a point.

  • AnnOMaly
    AnnOMaly

    I don't know if the really interesting stuff that rubbishes 607/Jerusalem will be stored away in drawers.

    But a couple to look out for if you can:

    BM 32234 - observed eclipses and eclipse possibilities listed over the period 609 BC-447 BC - includes ones during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar.

    BM 38462 (top right image) - observed and predicted eclipses during Nebuchadnezzar's reign.

  • BluesBrother
    BluesBrother

    When I went round, all the notes by the artifacts referred to the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE, does that count?

    BTW We were being shown around by a Watchtower guide so we just ignored that notation. Yes, they do still do the tours - guided by Pioneers clocking up time . What a way to do it!

    There is a decent coffee bar at the back of the ground floor, and the toilets are downstairs near the front . That is what you really need to know.....

  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat

    Are there still secondhand bookshops nearby?

  • jookbeard
    jookbeard

    Charing Cross Road is best for second hand bookshops SBF, not far to walk

  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat

    Thanks I have only been to London once and visited the British museum and bookshops. I would love to go again.

  • LongHairGal
    LongHairGal

    BroMac:

    I was in the British Museum many years ago and it is really impressive. However, I don't remember enough to answer your question but I remember a spooky exhibit with large idols and statues (Babylon?), the Rosetta Stone, the Egyptian exhibit and an exhibit on clocks. I love any and all museums but I have to say theirs is great. Wear a good pair of walking shoes!

  • slimboyfat
    slimboyfat

    For those further north the National Museum of Scotland is pretty good too if you are interested in this Celtic fringe. It has a good Egyptology section too.

  • Leolaia
    Leolaia

    The interesting thing about the inscription on the Rosetta Stone itself is that it concerns the annual celebration of the king's birthday as a holiday. This gives important background to the story about the celebration of the royal birthday in 2 Maccabees 6:7 (from the same Seleucid era as the Rosetta Stone) and the story of the celebration of Pharaoh's birthday in Genesis 40:20 (of the same Egyptian setting as the Rosetta Stone).

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