Even though this is an appendix to the main series, I thought I’d share this. Likely, it is not the most riveting video, but I’m hoping it can empower those interested in starting research into astronomical diaries like VAT 4956. Some might think it’s too complicated, but I believe such research is within everyone’s reach. With the tools at hand, a person can be up and running in less than an hour and with no expensive to themselves.
In this ‘tutorial’, I’m taking the “Saturn in front of the Swallow” as example from VAT 4956, and doing a run through of verifying if this happened in 568 BC or 588 BC, which of course, has a bearing on whether Jerusalem was destroyed in 587 BC or 607 BC.
Some of this is obviously unscripted and less coordinated than other videos in this series. Likely, I’ve made a mistake or two. I’m a beginner at this myself and welcome feedback, tips, corrections in the comments section of Youtube, especially for the benefit of those who might try their hand at this.