Despite the scam my computer is now running better than ever and I can finally use the latest Internet Explorer which was not previously possible.
You really should get it properly checked. Remote control software (including Windows' built in Remote Desktop) is not necessarily malware and may not be detected as a 'threat', but may have been configured by the scammers for subsequent access. Fail to do so at your own risk. Was it also you who was infected with the 'SnapDo' browser hi-jacking malware?
Yes some intelligence and insight are certainly required and I hope I am up to the task.
Arithmetic is necessary but chronology is much more than addition and substraction as I am sure you would agree.
Now you're just waffling.
All chronologists proceed upon the certain assumptions and we have have a certain theological viewpoint of history then so be it for chronology is simply an adjunct to history it is not something that stands apart from history. If it is deemed a preconceived numerology by yourself then so be it for being faithful to the prophetic word should be of concern to all Christians.
You're still waffling. No information here.
We believe most firmly as does many famous expositors that Daniel's seventy weeks of years prophecy is Messianic being fulfilled in the appearance and death of our Lord Jesus Christ and we have not distorted the reigns of Persia as you claim but that is another subject for another time.
You're welcome to believe all you like. It still isn't true.
What I have seen thus far shows that our understanding of Hoshea's reign is correct and I am confident that when I really start to dig I will find further support if I am wrong on this then I will submit an inquiry to Bethel in Brooklyn. But experience with WT chronology over many decades gives me great confidence. What further interest me is the work of Christine Tetley and her research on chronology is very controversial amongst scholars but her book I do not have so I must get a copy and see what she has written. Very excited indeed!!!
Make sure you provide updates on how your 'inquiry' to Brooklyn goes.
I am pleased that you appreciate my use of 'corrective' as a technical term for chronology, in the past I have used the expression 'fine tuning' in order to achieve harmong between our chronology and the secular but I simply appropriated the term from a paper by Rodger C Young 'Ezekiel 40:1 As a Corrective For Seven Wrong Ideas In Biblical Interpreation' in AUSS,2006, vol 44, No.2, pp.265-83. All chronologies have problems for none can be claimed to be infallible, in the case of the Divide Monarchy our chronology is purely' suggestive' but my means of applying the corrective 'seventy years then we have achieved harmonization.
I don't "appreciate" your use of 'corrective'. Your use of the term is quite stupid. It is especially stupid in view of the fact that Ezekiel 40:1 is one of the scriptures that confirms that Jewish exile was not enumerated from the year in which Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonians. Young's 'corrective' is in reference to defeating exactly the kind of errors inherent in JW chronology that seek to attach the 70 years to Jewish exile.
Your criticism of our interpretation of Jeremiah 29:10 is baseless because the context of that chapter clearly shows that the Jewish population or nation as a whole would remain in Babylon for seventy years.
The context doesn't show that at all. The context indicates that Jews exiled in 597 BCE were told in 594 BCE that Babylon would be dominant for 70 years. Your further claim about the "nation as a whole" in exile for 70 years is also wrong. Most of the Jews were in exile for a little over 59 years, some were in exile for 49 years, and nearly as many were only in exile for about 43 years.
We interpret the seventy years as a definite historic period of desolation-servitude-exile whereas you interpret the period only as one of Babylonish domination so according to our interpretation the criticisms that you have raised are rendered baseless as I have explained on this forum endlessly.
Jeremiah 27:8-11 clearly states that exile was a punishment for nations that would not submit to Babylon. Jeremiah chapter 25 indicates that the Jews could not avoid the calamity (which affected different nations at different time during Babylon's 70 years), but it was not too late for them to avoid exile. It doesn't matter how much you try to ignore that. You're still wrong.
For us the seventy years commenced in the seventh month 607 BCE with the destruction of Jerusalem and ended with the Return of the Jewish population in the seventh month 537 BCE.
607 is wrong. Correct year is 587BCE.
537 is also wrong. Correct year is 538BCE.
During that period the Land of Judah was desolate for seventy years, the Jewish nation was in Exile in Babylon for seventy years under the domination of Babylon as World Power for that same seventy years.
I am aware of your superstitious numerology. It's just wrong. The Bible never mentions 70 years of exile. It just doesn't. The claim that 'Babylonian domination' of all the nations counts from the destruction of Jerusalem is also simply wrong. Babylon replaced Assyria as the dominant World Power in 609BCE. After that, different nations experienced calamity under Babylon at different times, but its period of dominance is a static period that definitely ended in 539BCE. (The JW belief that Nebuchadnezzar was 'above the kingdom of heaven' during the 70 years also contradicts the story about Nebuchadnezzar being subject to God during his supposed '7 years of madness'.)
In this way all of the seventy texts of Jeremiah, Ezra, Daniel and Zechariah written from different standpoints and times are harmonized and in accordance of the description of the seventy years by Josephus. QED
Josephus correctly indicates in his later writings that the exile was fifty years. Further, he explicitly provides the period of 182.5 years (from the fall of Israel until Cyrus) that proves JW chronology wrong (another fact you simply ignore). All of the relevant scriptures are already harmonious without relying on JW superstitions. I have already shown this in detail here, here and here.