I am afraid this got a bit lost in this thread: http://www.jehovahs-witness.com/10/116944/1.ashx
so I start a new thread.
The WTS claims in the Revelation-Book on page 105, (footnote in the box):
Providentially, those Bible Students had not realized that there is no zero year between "B.C." and "A.D." Later, when research made it necessary to adjust B.C. 606 to 607 B.C.E., the zero year was also eliminated, so that the prediction held good at "A.D. 1914."—See "The Truth Shall Make You Free," published by the Watch Tower Society in 1943, page 239.
It is strange that the Revelation-book uses the English title of The Truth Shall Make You Free because there was also a German edition.
But if you take a look at the Berean Bible Teachers’ Manual published in 1909 you find a time map which clearly shows that the Bible Students were pretty aware that there was no year Zero. Insteadt, before 1914, they pointed out to the year 1915 (or at least flip-flopped on this calculation):
This is another example of the Watchtower intentionally lying.
Does anybody have the English edition of the Berean Manual and can post the English map`?