Yep, although it was after I had already woke. Honestly I went about it the very hard way. I used only society pubs and secular history. What pretty much put the nail in the coffin was 607. The fact the organization has held onto that teaching is beyond me. The more that find out about it the more there will be that leave.
So using only their own pubs and a few emails with museums, archaeologists and the like I realized it was impossible for 607 to be true. At the turn of the last century many of the tablets in the Neo-Babylonian area had yet to be found or translated. Now we have thousands.
Subsequent to my own digging I fell upon "Gentile Times Reconsidered". The author in my opinion is the leading authority on this topic. I had dug many hours coming to my conclusion. I read this man's book and realized I hadn't even scratched the surface.
That then led me to Franz's book which I read without putting it down. Cover to cover. You simply can't read that book and stay a witness. At least not in good conscience.
I was so moved by it I offered help to the current copyright owner, her name is Deborah. I'm helping her organize some things so that she can get it back into publication which desperately needs to happen.
Again 607 was a huge deal to me. At this point and I don't mean this in an arrogant way whatsoever it's just the logistics of the matter, but I'm an asleep witnesses' worst nightmare if they want to talk 607, 1914, 1919 and the prophecy in Daniel 4...ha ha. I've put so much time in on that subject it's silly.