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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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