Antiquities of the Jews - Book X
CONTAINING THE INTERVAL OF ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-TWO YEARS AND A HALF.
FROM THE CAPTIVITY OF THE TEN TRIBES TO THE FIRST YEAR OF CYRUS.
Yes, it is pretty amazing how "Scholar" and his "Celebrated Watch Tower Scholars" have the gall to say that Josephus supports their understanding of Bible history and Bible chronology. This is one more case proving just the opposite.
Historians tell us that Samaria, the capital of the ten-tribe kingdom of Israel, fell to Assyria in 721 BC. But because the Watchtower Society dates the fall of Jerusalem 20 years too early, and then sets all other dates in Old Testament history by counting backwards in time from that incorrect date, they have also incorrectly added about 20 years to the date for the fall of Samaria. (I believe they date it's capture to 740 BC.)
The historically correct date for this event ( 721 BC ) was of course 182 years before "the first year of Cyrus" ( 539 BC ) - just as Josephus.told us it was.
How you have mustered the patience to respond to so much of Scholar's foolishness I have no idea. I suppose you have done so just in case someone else here may actually think the WT's teachings on this subject matter may have some credibility. But, as you and "Scholar" have here clearly demonstrated many times, they have absolutely none at all.