scholar: "If secular chronolgy is so accurate then there not be a one year discrepancy for either we know the precise date for the Fall or we dont' Therefore it is foolish and presumptuous of WT critics to demounce 607 BCE when they cannot be certain on a definite alternative."
For thinking persons, there isn't automatically a "one year discrepancy" between the years 586 and 587. They immediately followed one another. Is there automatically a 1 year difference between 2009 and 2010? Well, is there a 1 year difference between Dec. 31, 2009 and Jan. 1, 2010? Of course not! They are hardly a minute apart. I've been spending much of the last two days, in 2010, finishing paperwork and paying bills for 2009. Am I some amazing time traveller that has gone back in history 1 year? No, the books are still open on 2009 here in 2010, just a few days later.
Unfortunately, your theory that the "discrepancy" between 586 and 587 justifies 607 as somehow correct, doesn't work when it comes to paying bills. The United States Treasury wouldn't understand if I trying paying my taxes 20 years from the date the bill actually was incurred.
And we could hardly expect historians of the time to give a rat's ass about recording the actual date when Jerusalem was finally put out of its misery and destroyed as the capitol of the petty, irrelevant Judean kingdom.
scholar: "The twenty gap occurs because of the difference between the two chronologies caused because one ignores the seventy years and the other uses it."
And we know how vital those extra 20 years to come up with 70 years are! As "587 hating" "celebrated JW scholar" Charles F. Redeker notes:
By way of contrast, let us note what would occur if we applied the Jubilee concept to a 587 B. C. date for the fall of Jerusalem and a consequent 50 year period of desolation. In this instance, the foreordained number of Sabbath cycles would be reduced to only 50, "as long as [the land] lay desolate." This would reduce the adjusted cycles when no Jubilees were attempted to merely 31; 31 times 49 years each, equals 1,519 years. Adding the 1,519 years to the previous 950 years when the Jubilee cycles were actually attempted, totals 2,469 years. That many years extended from 1556 B. C., the date the Israelites entered the landaccording to this view, would yield 914 A. D. as the fulfillment of the Jubilee cycles viewed as a prophecy... Such a projected fulfillment is obviously not tenable as it would completely demolish the picture....
As may be seen, there is precise agreement between the actual Pyramid measurements and the Bible chronology. This provides us with strong confirmation of the accuracy of the Bowen/ Russell chronology and also forcibly contradicts a 587 B. C. date for derusalem’s fall. Such a date would be disharmonious with these results and would require 20 years to be removed from each measurement. But as noted earlier, these measurements are 44 etched" in solid stone, extending from one construction feature to another, and simply will not yield to a 20 Pyramid inch correction (an inch for a year). Therefore, we must conclude that we have here a very unique and God- given witness to the accuracy of the true Bible chronology and a forceful refutation of the Babylonian records.
It negatively impacts upon the "Parallel Dispensations" that Bible Students have used indirectly to establish the dates of our Lord’s parousia, the resurrection of the sleeping saints, and the rejection of the nominal church systems. Utilizing a 587 B. C. date for the fall of Jerusalem shortens the length of the Jewish Age and its corresponding time frame of Christian favor to 1,825 years each. This would change the date of the parousia to 1854, and the dates of the resurrection of the sleeping saints and Christ’s judgment of the systems to 1858.Coupling such a framework with an extension of the 6,000 years to 1892 would then have our Lord returning a full 38 years prior to the start of the new (seventh) day in earth’s history. Such a pattern of dating is incompatible with known historical facts relating to the increase of inventions, the beginning of global trouble, and the ministry of that "wise and faithful servant" which are all associated with Christ’s parousia at the later (1874) date.
Indeed, the full 70 year calculation, ignoring all secular, historical, and biblical proof to the contrary, is vital to synchronize 607 BCE with the Jubilee sabbath cycles, the measurements of the great pyramid, and the parallel dispensations which prove Christ's parousia began in 1874!