The following table illustrates the extent to which Watchtower sometimes goes in their interpretation of scriptures. When I look at that table and the charts that follow, it makes me think of the word kaleidoscope. I suspect we've all played with such a toy when we were kids.
ka·lei·do·scope -- A constantly changing pattern or sequence of objects or elements.
I believe that definition profoundly describes what we see when looking at Watchtower's wavering at its interpretation over the years of the 1,260 days of Daniel and Revelation.
Note, too, how items 4 and 6 boast identical beginning and ending dates – the new light in 1951 was actually a return to the former new light of 1929. Ironically, Watchtower says this does not happen when they say, "However, it may have seemed to some as though that path has not always gone straight forward. At times explanations given by Jehovah’s visible organization have shown adjustments, seemingly to previous points of view. But this has not actually been the case." The Watchtower, 1981, 12/1 p. 27
So – are they that ignorant about what they've printed – or did they lie?
The charts below are based on that table and may better illustrate how silly things can get in the world of Bible interpretation. Thanks to JWFacts and others for excellent source material.
Cheers, Len Miller