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Evangelical Christians claim Jerusalem was destroyed in either 587 or 586 BCE. What is the evidence?

First of all, there were two sieges of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar II: 597 BCE: a military campaign carried out by Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon. In 605 BC, he defeated Pharaoh Necho at the ...
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When was the Gospel of Mark written?

Executive Summary The Gospel of Mark was probably composed in Rome shortly after the death of Emperor Claudius (died AD 54). I will use the writings of Clement of Alexandria & Paul's epistle to ...
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According to the LDS, when did the “true church” cease to exist?

Official Answer No exact year is given, but the loss of priesthood keys held by the apostles resulted in the inability to carry out the saving ordinances of Christ's church. See Depperm's answer. ...
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According to the LDS, when did the “true church” cease to exist?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not have an exact date when the true church ceased to exist. It was a gradual process over years. After the deaths of the Savior and His Apostles, ...
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Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something?

Does the ambiguity in the NT regarding the date of Jesus's birth and the lack of explicit command to celebrate it every year (compared to explicit instruction to memorialize the Lord's supper) in ...
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Did the events of Good Friday take place during winter?

Good Friday is the traditional day of Jesus crucifixion. It takes place on the Friday afternoon before the Passover. Passover Timing The Passover was one of the most important holy days to the Jews. ...
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When was David born?

David was born 1041 bc, maybe plus or minus a year. David was 30 years old when he began to reign and he reigned 40 years.(2 Sam 5:4) Multiple lines of evidence put the start of the reign of Solomon ...
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Evangelical Christians claim Jerusalem was destroyed in either 587 or 586 BCE. What is the evidence?

Evangelical Christians claim Jerusalem was destroyed in either 587 or 586 BCE. What is the evidence? (For a scholarly analysis of the evidence especially comparing 587 with 586 see "When did ...
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Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something?

The feasts (Yom Kippur, tabernacles etc) are all well documented as to month and day. If the birth of Jesus Christ were to be so memorialised, it would be so documented : and it is not. What is to be ...
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Can time dilation be used to reconcile Young Earth Creationism and scientific evidence, regarding the age of the Earth?

Yes, time dilation has been used by creationists in proposed solutions to the distant starlight problem for quite some time already. The two main proponents are Russell Humphreys and John G. Hartnett. ...
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What is the biblical and historical basis for the belief that the Second Coming of Christ hasn't happened yet (as of 2021)?

The Second Coming of Christ won't be hidden. The whole world will see it. 24 For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. (...
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How Many Souls Have Ever Lived?

Historical Estimates of World Population shows the world population as single-digit millions before 3000 BC. Given that the world is currently approaching 5-digit millions, I suspect it doesn't make ...
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Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until the dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb?

Two Considerations (1) Luke stated that they had to "prepare the spices." (Luke 24:1) Now, it was illegal to prepare them on the Sabbath, so they had to wait until Saturday evening to do ...
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How long was Jesus in the tomb?

These three sacrifices of the Passover, Feast of unleavened bread, and the waving of the first fruit typified the death burial and resurrection of Christ and establish a timeline. At Passover on ...
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When was Abraham alive?

Answering this question over 10 years after it was posted gives both an advantage and a disadvantage. The disadvantage is that the preferred answer has been chosen, which my answer disagrees with. The ...
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Are there any universally accepted or non-Abrahamic based records in history that have mentions of longevity of prophets?

You might be interested in the Sumerian King List. These kings lived for centuries before a flood. When kingship was lowered from heaven, kingship was [first] in Eridu. [In] Eridu, A-lulim [became] ...
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Evangelical Christians claim Jerusalem was destroyed in either 587 or 586 BCE. What is the evidence?

I recommend a reading of "The Gentile Times Reconsidered" by Carl Olof Jonsson. The depth of research represented in this work is far more than can be summarized here. Suffice it to say ...
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How Did Ussher Determine That the World Began on "Sunday Evening, October 23, 4004 B.C."?

How Did Ussher Determine That the World Began on “Sunday Evening, October 23, 4004 B.C.”? There is probably no name more indelibly linked with rigid church fundamentalism than that of Bishop James ...
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According to Protestant Old Testament Scholars, why did God charge Adam & Eve to multiply during creation week if they didn’t until after the fall?

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over ...
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The issue in the prophecy of 1914

You have failed to account for the fact that there was no zero year. 1 BC was immediately followed by AD 1. That will correct your math. That said, I in no wise endorse this 2520-year prophetic ...
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How we do we know that Joseph wasn't Hyksos?

How we do we know that Joseph wasn't Hyksos? The Hyksos were Semites from the Levant, probably from the northern Levant, ie Syria. The names of the Hyksos kings have no resemblance to the names of ...
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Actual days taken from Maundy Thursday to Crucifixion

All the events are reported to have taken place in Jerusalem - there is no need incorporate a journey from Galilee to Jerusalem in to the required timetable. Perhaps your confusion is in regard to the ...
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Are there any complete tables that can accurately pinpoint the year of the flood?

If you're talking about the date of the Great Flood within the generational dating of the book of Genesis, there are many tables that show this. Here is one example: (Note: Posting of this table does ...
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Matthew/Luke Generations missing between Rahab and David

My study bible (The NIV Study Bible by Zondervan) notes that it was a common ancient practice to "telescope" a genealogy -- i.e. to skip over generations when building the list. In the introduction ...
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Does anyone know the name of the pharaoh that Joseph brought his family to meet?

I have spent rather too long on this very question... on and off for two or three years.. or was it more? can't remember exactly. I came to the conclusion that, for the 12th dynasty (about 2000 - ...
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Given many questions as to whether Jesus was born on 25 December or not, I ask if the ambiguity in scripture is meant to teach us something?

A "Why didn't God include a certain piece of information in Scripture?" question is most likely to generate only speculation (which is fine as long as it is identified as such). Here is ...
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What is the most credited date for the birth (or calling) of Abraham?

Valerius Coucke put the Exodus at 1446 BC. Edwin Thiele independently put the Exodus at 1445 BC. Rodger C Young found Thiele's mistake and thus the view is the Exodus was in 1446 BC. The date is ...
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Was the destruction of the first Temple in 586 BC or 587 BC?

This matter of dating the destruction of Jerusalem’s first temple is complex due to having to sort out dates when both Jewish and other king's reigns began, and ended. It involves establishing dates ...
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Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until the dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb?

Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb? Because it would not have been safe to do so otherwise at night. With all the visitors in ...
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At what time of day was Jesus crucified?

Saint Augustine gives an explication of this in his De consensu evangelistarum (3, 13). If Jesus was given up to the Jews to be crucified, when Pilate sat down at his tribunal about the sixth hour, ...
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