Isaiah's Prophecy- Light for all Mankind - is a pdf of this book available?

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  • insearchoftruth

    Tried a google search, had no luck....

  • insearchoftruth
  • Mary

    I'm not sure there a particular section you are looking for? I could scan it if you like.

  • insearchoftruth

    In a thread on biblically proving 1918/1919 it was suggested to use the 'approximate' interpretation of the 70 years prophesy from Isiah as something to point out to the JW when discussing the 'exactly 70 years' used when they attempt to prove 1914.......not sure if a good way to go, but if easily available wanted the support.....

    Do you think this would be a good 'display' for a JW Mary?

    ***ip-1chap.19p.253JehovahProfanesthePrideofTyre*** "She Must Return to Her Hire" 21 Isaiah goes on to prophesy: "It must occur in that day that Tyre must be forgotten seventy years, the same as the days of one king." (Isaiah23:15a) Following the destruction of the mainland city by the Babylonians, the island-city of Tyre will "be forgotten." True to the prophecy, for the duration of "one king"—the Babylonian Empire—the island-city of Tyre will not be an important financial power. Jehovah, through Jeremiah, includes Tyre among the nations that will be singled out to drink the wine of His rage. He says: "These nations will have to serve the king of Babylon seventy years." (Jeremiah 25:8-17, 22, 27) True, the island-city of Tyre is not subject to Babylon for a full 70 years, since the Babylonian Empire falls in 539 B.C.E. Evidently, the 70 years represents the period of Babylonia’s greatest domination—when the Babylonian royal dynasty boasts of having lifted its throne even above "the stars of God." (Isaiah 14:13) Different nations come under that domination at different times. But at the end of 70 years, that domination will crumble. What will then happen to Tyre?

    So in this case the WTS has no problem accepting that the 70 years is not literal, mainly because the Watchtower has nothing important resting on this prophecy. But when another prophecy involved in their own "divine selection" is involved you are the spawn of the devil if you suggest that anything but a literal 70 years is necessary.

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