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  1. ---- If anyone got through all that reading, they surely won't mind indulging me in a little story about a girl who had trouble sleeping, so she kept a "sleep diary" for a few months. I think that a few here will already understand it even before I begin: It's 2021. Sally is grown now, about 40 years old, born in 1980, and had already moved out of her parents' house 10 years earlier. But her mother finds the diary while cleaning the basement, and reads a few of the entries: Sally's Sleep Diary. Age 16. Monday, January 8. Got up at 2 am. Cold. Saw one of those circular halo
  2. I hope no one got the impression that I wrote all that much in these last few posts. Most of this page is just quotes from others and a few lines with my comments interspersed.
  3. Pekka Mansikka is not Furuli. But several of his arguments align with Furuli, and he references Furuli as a source. The arguments inherited from Furuli should be honestly evaluated before anyone takes them seriously. The author(s) at vat4956.com have paraphrased Furuli's arguments, and, most unfortunately, so did the Watchtower artilcle mentioned above: *** w11 11/1 p. 28 When Was Ancient Jerusalem Destroyed?—Part Two *** 11. Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts From Babylonia, Volume V, edited by Hermann Hunger, published 2001, pages 2-3.
  4. Because the entire review by Hunger is a bit hard to find unless one uses the "Wayback Machine" at archive.internet.com.
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    Here is the entire review of Furuli's book by Hermann Hunger. The remainder of this post is the full review: --------- Furuli, Rolf J., Assyrian, Babylonian, and Egyptian
  5. The following is the excerpted review of Furuli's book by Hunger in Archiv für Orientforschung (AfO). The remainder of this post contains the review: --------------- Review Reviewed Work(s): Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, and Persian Chronology Compared with the Chronology of the Bible, Volume II: Assyrian, Babylonian, and Egyptian Chronology by Rolf J. Furuli Review by: Hermann Hunger Source: Archiv für Orientforschung , 2011, Bd. 52 (2011), pp. 384-385 Published by: Archiv für Orientforschung (AfO)/Institut für Orientalistik Rolf J. Furuli, Assyrian, B
  6. I don't think I should skip any of this next section of PM's "Eclipse" book either because it's about the VAT 4956, an excellent piece of archaeological evidence which many Witnesses have tried to make "infamous." 1. Clay tablet VAT 4956 The first line of this clay tablet says of its date: “In the 37th year of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon.”2 Scholars have applied the information in this clay tablet to 568 BC.3 It has been perhaps the prisoner’s justification for the present ancient chronology. However, it has major shortcomings. It is a pleasure now to present new researched informatio
  7. Let's cover the entire Preface of the eclipses book. Lookout to Ancient Eclipses. To review this book for its relevance to the Neo-Babylonian period (N-B), I'm probably going to use some shorthand now and then for repeated names, words and phrases. PM for Pekka Mansikka, the author. NEB for Nebuchadnezzar and NEB ACC for Nebuchadnezzar's accession year (sometimes NEB 0), and NEB 1 through NEB 43, for his official years of reign. The business/contract tablets will be shorted to "biz docs," and if referring to the dates on them I will use "biz dates." Neo-Babylon
  8. Pekka Mansikka has included the following in a recent email: Did you read the book Lookout to ancient eclipses?Ps. Note: "NCUSE, Volume II" is my a translation error. The same book is Volume II of the Finnish Department. In the English-language department, it is Volume III. Sorry ; ) I don't know if Mansikka picked up on the fact that these are "Editions," not "Volumes." "Cesar Chavez" already alluded to the fact that COJ used the term correctly by calling his different updates, "editions." But Mansikka's point, above, is that "Volume [edition] II" (2020, Finnish) is the same as "Vo
  9. LOL! Indeed. You don't think I tried to do the same thing for many years that Pekka Mansikka, Carl Olof Jonsson, and Rolf Furuli and others have tried to do? I'm sure we've all hoped there was a way that 607 might just still work because that would be such good evidence that we could show others about Jehovah's guidance. No matter what evidence he finds, Pekka Mansikka's new proposals must always promote the same 20-year discrepancy found in the WTS publications. Where do you think he got the idea from? Did you really think that some random researcher just happened to reach a conclu
  10. Back when salesman jokes were in vogue (September 1936 issue) the following was somehow considered a good one: Worried pencil-selling business partner: We buy these pencils for 3 cents and sell them for 2 cents. We're losing money on every sale! How are we ever going to make a profit? Reassuring pencil-selling business parter: Volume!!* * Alternative: "We'll make it up in volume!"
  11. I caught on that you were being feces-tious about the plopping missiles. But I must say that I have no idea what is going on with this re-gendered rejoinder.
  12. That wasn't Charles Schwab. It was Klaus Schwab: World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Charles Robert Schwab is an American investor and financial executive. He is the founder and chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation. He pioneered discount sales of equity securities starting in 1975. His company became by far the largest discount securities dealer in the United States.
  13. Pekka Mansikka said: Yes, under some possible circumstances, but not necessarily. And of course, my point was not about Old Babylon and Assyria, but New-Babylon and Assyria. Which I see that you understand when you say: That statement is correct. And here's why I claimed what I did. You don't even have to go back to Assyria, you can even compare two kings of the same nation and era. Let's say my only interest is when Nebuchadnezzar's 18th year landed in "BCE" time. Now, just to simplify, let's say you can show strong evidence that Nabopolassar, Nebuchadnezzar's fat
  14. To be fair to Pekka Mansikka I would like to deal with his objections as they come up. I will quote him from his most recent communication: In the forum I wrote: "We could stipulate that all Assyrian history is wrong, and it would not effect the accuracy of the Neo-Babylonian period.". Pekka wrote: ". . . but I slightly disagree " links:
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