Originally posted by NOTurTypical
(That's how you legitimately source material.) ^^^^
Dude...you are awesome.
Your link to the "source" material goes to SOMEONE ELSE'S bibliography page. Nowhere on that page does it state that the Babylonian Captivity
started in 606 BC. In fact, the author and one of the foremost Assyriogists in the world that you "cited", A.K. Grayson is the CO-AUTHOR
a book entitled: "The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume 3 Part 2; The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires and other States of the Near East, from the
Eighth to the Sixth Centuries B.C."
Chapter 31 of that very same textbook developed by the Cambridge University History Department (one of the most prestigious in the entire world) is
entitled: Chapter 31: The Babylonian Exile and the restoration of the Jews in Palestine, 586–c. 500 B.C. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No surprise really that the one of the finest Ancient History Departments and one of the most famed Assyriogist of all time happen to agree with
pretty much every other institution of higher learning, high schools, and more or less any current encyclopedia you will ever pick up.
Here's your link: histories.cambridge.org...
Here's your citation:
The Cambridge Ancient History: Volume 3 Part 2;The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires and other States of the Near East, from the Eighth to the Sixth
Centuries B.C., 1991. T. C. Mitchell, et al. (DOI)10.1017/CHOL9780521227179.014
Here's your complete list of chapters:
Babylonia in the shadow of Assyria (747–626 B.C.) by J. A. Brinkman
Assyria: Tiglath-Pileser III to Sargon II (744–705 B.C.) by A. K. Grayson
Assyria: Sennacherib and Esarhaddon (704–669 B.C.) by A. K. Grayson
Assyria 668-635 B.C.: the reign of Ashurbanipal by A. K. Grayson
The fall of Assyria (635–609 B.C.) by Joan Oates
Assyrian civilization by A. K. Grayson
Babylonia 605–539 B.C. by D. J. Wiseman
The culture of Babylonia: Neo-Babylonian society and economy by M. A. Dandamaev
The culture of Babylonia: Babylonian mathematics, astrology, and astronomy by Asger Aaboe
The culture of Babylonia: First-millennium Babylonian literature by Erica Reiner
The Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea
Israel and Judah from the coming of Assyrian domination until the fall of Samaria, and the struggle for independence in Judah (c. 750–700 B.C.) by
T. C. Mitchell
Judah until the fall of Jerusalem (c. 700–586 B.C.) by T. C. Mitchell
The Babylonian Exile and the restoration of the Jews in Palestine (586–c. 500 B.C.) by T. C. Mitchell
Phoenicia and Phoenician colonization by W. Culican
Scythia and Thrace: The Scythians by T. Sulimirski and T. Taylor
Scythia and Thrace: Thrace before the Persian entry into Europe by G. Mihailov
Anatolia: The native kingdoms of Anatolia by M. Mellink
Anatolia: Anatolian languages by O. Masson
Egypt: the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Dynasties by T. G. H. James
In fairness, I know that you got your incorrect understanding of when AK Grayson thinks the Babylonians occupied Jerusalem from that LDS church
newsletter website by John Pratt that you referenced back on14-3-2012 @ 12:14PM. Pratt blatantly misrepresented the contents of Grayson's work
either intentionally or from sheer misunderstanding and used it to fabricate and/or justify this nonsensical yarn that he's peddling. This is
precisely the reason why you people shouldn't rely on religious propaganda/newsletters as though they are credible academic sources. Unfortunately,
when such information is delivered from someone whom an individual trusts/respects (such as a religious leader), people oftentimes are more likely to
accept whatever they say without questioning it's validity. In reality...these are the sources of information that we should scrutinize MORE
closely, since we know it's human nature to be biased towards those whom we already trust and allow to lead us. Don't get me wrong...the newsletter
sure looks good w/ the footnotes and all, but Pratt has mislead you...badly.
Here's the link to your aforementioned "source" from John Pratt in case you forgot it. www.johnpratt.com...
So now what? Cambridge University, AK Grayson, and TC Mitchell and academia at large have it wrong? Pretty tough to say that now, since when you AK
Grayson was your "source" when you thought he backed the 606BC idea. Add a couple more steps to the highly convoluted "calculations" spanning
three different calendrical systems until you MAKE those numbers jive? Modify your beliefs to fit with the evidence and accept the idea that the
"prophecy" might have only sort of fallen in a loose ballpark of the 20th century and was then hijacked for political and monetary gain? I promise
Jesus won't send you to hell if you change your mind...he actually had a lot to say about religion being hijacked too.
There's no shame in learning