Bible of Jerusalem (2005) (french) p. 2155:
" June-July 587
or 586 : seizure of
" (fall of
"'The time was the
ninth day of the fourth month of the 11th year of the reign of Zedekiah' (Jer 39:2), i.e., July 18, 587 BC. The place was
http://www.noblemind.com/topics/Jerusalem (*This link doesn't work anymore.)
"Babylonian captivity in the history of
Here is a recent quote, showing that the Watchtower still teaches that lie of "607 B.C.E.". From their book : "What does the Bible really teach ?" (2005) p.217 :
"When would that grand event occur? Jesus showed that the Gentiles would rule for a fixed period of time.
The account in Daniel chapter 4 holds the key to knowing how long that period would last. It relates a prophetic dream experienced
by King Nebuchadnezzar of
In the Bible, trees are sometimes used
to represent rulership. (Ézékiel 17:22-24 ; 31:2-5). So the chopping down of the symbolic tree represents how God's rulership,
as expressed through the kings at
Revelation 12:6, 14 indicates that three and a half
times equal "a thousand two hundred and sixty days." "Seven times" would therefore last twice as long, or 2,520 days. But the Gentile
nations did not stop 'tramplling' on God's rulership a mere 2,520 days after
The 2,520 years began in October 607 B.C.E., when
* From October 607 B.C.E. to October
1 B.C.E. is 606 years. Since there is no zero year, from October 1 B.C.E. to October
The idea that the "Gentile Times" referred to at Luke 21:24 form a period of 2,520 years has led to speculation and disappointment among many who expected Christ's return during the past two centuries. How did this belief originate and develop? What do the historical and Biblical facts show?
Here are the reviews :
-WHEN WAS ANCIENT JERUSALEM DESTROYED?” (Part 1).(PDF)
A critique of the two-part article published in the public editions of The Watchtower of October 1, 2011, Part One, pages 26-31 and The Watchtower of November 1, 2011, Part Two, pages 22-28. PART ONE. © Carl Olof Jonsson, Göteborg, Sweden, 2011
-WHEN WAS ANCIENT JERUSALEM DESTROYED?” (Part 2) .(PDF)
A critique of the two-part article published in the public editions of The Watchtower of October 1, 2011, Part One, pages 26-31 and The Watchtower of November 1, 2011, Part Two, pages 22-28. PART TWO. © Carl Olof Jonsson, Göteborg, Sweden, 2011
-COMMENTARY BY DOUG MASON ON “WHEN WAS ANCIENT JERUSALEM DESTROYED? PART ONE: WHY IT MATTERS; WHAT THE EVIDENCE SHOWS”.(PDF.)
-CRITIQUE (PART A) of When Was Ancient Jerusalem Destroyed? Part 2, What the Clay Documents Really Show (Watchtower, November 1, 2011, pages 23 -28). By Doug Mason.(PDF).
-CRITIQUE (PART B) REFERENCES of When Was Ancient Jerusalem Destroyed? Part 2, What the Clay Documents Really Show (Watchtower, November 1, 2011, pages 23 -28). By Doug Mason.(PDF).
-The destruction of Jerusalem : when? By Sébastien Koch.(PDF) (French).
See file on the 2520 years on http://www.ex-temoinsdejehovah.org (French).
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