My research is as follows:
Flogging the Vat 4956 horse
Whoa thanks guys - I'm slightly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information & help! It'll take me a while to get through all this in my spare time but I can't wait to get stuck in.
I don’t post as much since I’m still getting used to the new forum layout—besides I’ve no more need to keep this archaic research in my head anymore. I can put my mind toward more fruitful things. If Ann happens to see this, I’m sure she can give a good dissertation to many of the points previously mentioned in this thread.
I’ve noticed the strategy of the Watchtower, as well as apologists, is to muddy the waters and create doubt. However, merely muddying the waters does not ‘prove’ 607 BC. And when one tests many of their claims, they evaporate under closer inspection. No amount of evidence will sway someone whose heart is desperately clinging to a pet theology. The best that can be done is to present the evidence to those who have ears to hear it.
VAT 4956 records an observation for the summer equinox, which any astronomy software can help calculate. To find out with Year 37 began, simply count back from the summer equinox. It’s that simple. This rules out the explanation in the November 2011 Watchtower article that the year began in May.
It is not just VAT 4956. It is not just the many other astronomical tablets. It is not just the thousands of economic tablets. It is not just the Egibi banking records. It is not just the Addagoppe Stele. It is not just the Hillah Stele. It is not just the Bible itself. And any other piece of evidence that I’m leaving out. It is ALL these combined. They all align…all the puzzle pieces fit harmoniously to confirm the Neo-Babylonian chronology.