Finds in Jerusalem shore up biblical account of Babylonian conquest (586 BCE date)

by Hecce 30 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • waton

    "Finds in Jerusalem shore.." and

    I thought it was Jerusalem's beach, ancient curiosities, like amber, after global warming sea levels reach their peak.

  • Saename

    In addition to the claim that the generation who saw the events of 1914 is still alive, the Watchtower also says that these people—the "little flock"—understood the significance of the year. But that's not true. At the time, the Witnesses (under a different name) believed that in 1914 the Armageddon would come. They didn't believe, at the time, that this was when Jesus became God's King in heaven. Hence, they didn't understand the significance of 1914.

  • waton

    @ saename : good point. They believed the then anointed generation would not have to overlap, would be all raptured in 1914. WT could not admit, even to themselves, that the world had not ended in 1914, so they made it invisible, hence their 1918- 1922 talks: "The world has ended, millions now living will never die".

    as Carl Sagan observed," the world had ended, but nobody noticed it--"

    586? 607? ancient stuff, but the wt blunder are blatant and before us in their literature, "-- Proclaimers..." book

  • Crazyguy

    I'm not sure what in this find shores up the destruction of Jerusalem in 587-586?

  • waton

    what a chore trying to shore up, support or suppress?

  • Vidiot
    Hecce - "Dates are becoming more and more irrelevant to WT doctrine, the days of the heavy duty interpretations and conclusions are gone."

    Ironic, really, since that was the only thing that made 'em halfway interesting back in the day.:smirk:

  • Finkelstein

    Ironically the bible is right too when it states that the final destruction of Jerusalem occurred in Nebuchadnezzar's19th year of reign over Babylon .

    The year 605 BCE was when he was made king by the death of his father

    605 + 19 years = 586 BCE

    The WTS should have at least adhered to the bible.

    This is one of many instances the WTS. didn't, it was too focused on making up specific dates to attract attention to its published literature.

  • OnTheWayOut

    You guys and all this math. GEEZ!

    All you need to know is that 1914 must have been right. World War One started that year. That's all you need to know. Any prior dates were just people running ahead of Jehovah's chariot and any perceived thoughts about 1914 that didn't happen were the fault of followers, not leaders.

    If 1914 was right, certainly the math (we don't need to know) must have been right or else they never would have (missed a few times and then) gotten it right.

  • Vidiot

    @ OnTheWayOut...

    Translation: ""

  • Hecce

    Another article on the same subject:

    Discovery Testifies to Babylonian Destruction of First Temple as Described in Book of Kings [VIDEO]

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