scholar: "I have a personal copy of the DOTHB and fully appreciate historiography and history as related to the Bible and I believe that such matters have a direct bearing on chronology and theology. It is for these reasons that validate WT chronology as opposed to other chronologies. In short, one finds that in historiography and history with its development of theology provides a 'ground' for WT Bible chronology."
Cool. I have personal copies of Russell's Studies in the Scriptures and fully appreciate the history of WT chronology and the development of JW theology. If you take a careful look at Vol. 3, p. 342:
"Thus the Pyramid witnesses that the close of 1914 will be the beginning of the time of trouble such as was not since there was a nation--no, nor ever shall be afterward. And thus it will be noted that this "Witness" fully corroborates the Bible testimony on this subject.... Nor should any doubt the fact that the forty years of "harvest" began in the fall of 1874"
In case anyone had missed my earlier posts, Russell buttressed his false prophecies and flawed chronology with pyramidology. Russell condemned anyone that would scoff at pyramidology as an unbeliever in the Bible and an evolutionist. Page 374 states, "Some may scoff at the testimony of this stone "Witness," as they scoff at God's written Word". Indeed every pyramidologist must embrace the eternal truths that Jerusalem was destroyed by Babylon in 607BC, that the "Time of the End" commenced in 1799AD (when Napoleon invaded Egypt) and that the "Time of the End" ended in AD1914 (when the New Order began).
Certainly, if anyone were to accept the "truths" published in Studies in the Scriptures, they would have no problem rewriting a date on some remote historical event. Moving historical events 20 years here and there is small potatoes for "celebrated JW scholars".
Anybody want to guess what Russell said about the significant years AD1590-1591? It's amazing to look at a 100 year-old book and read such brain-farts. It's even more amazing that Watchtower Corporation is still clinging to such brain-farts as "valid WT Bible chronology".