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No one questions the date of Cyrus' conquest of Babylon: 539 b.c.e., nor his release of the Jews in 537 or 538. Four different Bible writers say the Jews were in captivity 70 years: Jeremiah 25:11; Daniel 9:2; 2 Chronicles 36:21; Zechariah 1:12. 70 years before 537/38 would be 607/608. The 'scholars' who are stuck on 587 or 586 are relying on ...


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As far as your first question, you can read the Nazi's complaints against the Jews in any number of books, such as "My Struggle" by Hitler. Regarding the second question, the identification of "non-practicing" Jews, let me first of all say that jwentings answer that they were measuring their foreheads is just nuts and has no relationship to reality. In old ...


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Just reading the reviews from my perspective as a student of Jewish history and religion, I find much to object to, although I don't necessarily disagree with his ultimate conclusion that the Jewish people believed so much that they were a special people, protected by God, that they evolved into one and survived in Houdini-like fashion. From one example in ...



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