Re: [Jehovah's Witnesses Gathering] Re: Jerusalem 607?
- The 70 years ended when Daniel in Dan 9 discerned the end of the as per
of Jeremiah's statement.
In the first year of Da·ri′us the son of A·has·u·e′rus of the seed of
the Medes, who had been made king over the kingdom of the Chal·de′ans; 2
in the first year of his reigning I myself, Daniel, discerned by the
books the number of the years concerning which the word of Jehovah had
occurred to Jeremiah the prophet, for fulfilling the devastations of
Jerusalem, [namely,] seventy years.
This was the first year of Darius and it was around the end of the 70
years. That was in 538. Daniel discerned when the end of the 70 years
was and it was close to when Darius
became king in 539 so the ending was in 537
> Posted by: "alanna garth" pokealanna@... pokealanna
> 2 yrs is a crititcal shortfall- the scriptures say 70,.
> not 68. However if we udnerstand that these were 70
> yrs of babylonian domination- beginning w/ their
> defeat of the Assyrian Empire in 609BCE it all fits
> I checked Wikipedia and it listed 537. I checked Encyclopedia Britannica and
> it listed 538.
> 537 + 70 = 607
> 538 + 70 = 608
> Quite within the ballpark. Your number is outside the ballpark.
> I've used two sources not affiliated with the WTS. The Scriptures say 70
> years. I did the simple math. The result you see above.
> You don't state where you got your information from. I've stated where I got
> my information from which you can easily verify.
> I don't know what else to tell you nor understand your need for your opinion
> to supersede the math. I think you should start considering the possibility
> that your opinion does not bear up to scrutiny and that you should start
> re-evaluating your opinion.