Regarding 607 B.C.E ,its the date JWs came up with 1914 as the end of the gentile times,so if 607 is wrong then 1914 is wrong.First the Jews in first century had expectation of the Messiah why was this?
Now the people were in expectation and all of them were reasoning in their hearts about John, “May he perhaps be the Christ?”
The prophetess Anna “began giving thanks to God and speaking about the child to all who were waiting for Jerusalem’s deliverance.”
The first-century Jews may have calculated the time of the Messiah’s arrival on the basis of the prophecy of the 70 weeks recorded at Daniel 9:24-27
There are 70 weeks that have been determined for your people and your holy city, in order to terminate the transgression, to finish off sin, to make atonement for error, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up the vision and the prophecy, and to anoint the Holy of Holies. 25 You should know and understand that from the issuing of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until Mes·siʹah the Leader, there will be 7 weeks, also 62 weeks. She will be restored and rebuilt, with a public square and moat, but in times of distress.
26 “And after the 62 weeks, Mes·siʹah will be cut off, with nothing for himself
Certain Jews believed that the 70 weeks covered the period from the destruction of the first temple in 607 B.C.E. to the destruction of the second temple in 70 C.E
It cannot be confirmed that people in Jesus’ day correctly understood the prophecy of the 70 weeks. However, the Gospels provide other sound reasons why the people would have been “in expectation” of the Messiah.
So which date was it 587 B.C.E or 607
The Jews were banished for 70 years ,when did it begin ,google shows several dates to confuse ones who want the truth so lets look at scripture not google,
All the days it lay desolate it kept sabbath, to fulfill 70 years.+
When were the Jews released? fall of 537 B.C.E., the Jews had returned to Jerusalem
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Cyrus takes Babylon. In October 539 BCE, the Persian king Cyrus took Babylon, the ancient capital of an empire covering modern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. In a broader sense, Babylon was the ancient world's capital of scholarship and science
Many here know the spill 2520 from 607 = 1914
But wait we have Jesus pointing towards in the future to that date 1914 ,have anyone here ever read that bombshell? how did he predict 1914 as something special .
While he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence*+ and of the conclusion of the system of things?”*+
What exactly were they asking Jesus here,were they asking him when will he return from heaven to set up his Kingdom on earth? some translations read the sign of your coming and the end of the world .,NO the Jews were being stepped on under rule and wanted Gods earthly Kingdom restored right then now thousands of years later,proof of that is a question they asked Jesus AFTER he was resurrected ;
He was seen by them throughout 40 days, and he was speaking about the Kingdom of God.6 So when they had assembled, they asked him: “Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?
If the question in Matt which was much earlier was what will be your sing of you coming why would they now ask him
[Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?]
They couldn't have asked him about his COMING since they didn't expect he was going anywhere after he was resurrected
He already told them his Kingdom was heavenly not earthly over and over again
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world
So he was to leave and not set up an earthly Kingdom but set up in heaven,but when?
He told then the time period when his Kingdom would be established
For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom,
What was he speaking of here ,was it not a world war? yes the war of 1914
2520 from 607 = 1914
No other date fits many who go to Church dont believe Gods Kingdom has already been established and dont think about it but only going to heaven
In contrast Jesus who they claim to follow said :
And this good news of the Kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations,+ and then the end will come.
The Kingdom has to already be established to preach about it logically ,but you never hear about that in a Church,what are Church goers being fed since Jesus said after his Kingdom is born in heaven he would appoint a Slave to fed his sheep.
45 “Who really is the faithful and discreet* slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time?+ 46 Happy is that slave if his master on coming finds him doing so!+ 47 Truly I say to you, he will appoint him over all his belongings.
JWs say he appointed them as the slave to fed his sheep after he came or became King in 1914 ,he didnt come again to the earth in 1914 ,he didnt go anywhere ,
The Churches dont believe this but still look for Jesus to return or come again so this means no slave has been appointed in Christendom to fed they followers since he hasn't returned ,\.Think of what that means ,Jesus is in heaven and has not provided a Shepard to feed his sheep if we are to believe the Churches teachings because he clearly said;
his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time
whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food
whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them
Young's Literal Translation
'Who, then, is the servant, faithful and wise, whom his lord did set over his household, to give them the nourishment in season?
The point is since he hasn't returned according to Church teachings then his sheep are starving spiritually because he said when he return he will appoint a slave to fed his sheep,he certainly would need to appoint a slave when he returned for a supposed rapture since all his followers would be saved and wouldn't need to be fed spiritually .
So JWs teaching makes more sense that 1914 the Kingdom was established ,he then soon after appointed a slave to care for his sheep and condemned all the Churches who were unfaithful while blessing the 1914 war ,remember it was addressed in a form of a question;
Darby Bible Translation
Who then is the faithful and prudent bondman whom his lord has set over his household, to give them food in season?
The WTBTS proved to be the faithful one not the Churches