A verse by verse commentary on Jeremiah 46 dealing with God's eloquent poetic warning of great judgment on Egypt as the Babylonians destroy them.Hope is offered to the Jews as God promises mercy on them.As Furuli himself admits, one or two contradictory finds do not necessarily destroy a chronology that has been substantiated by hundreds of independent finds.
The following chart lays out the general chronological arrangement of these prophecies with three exceptions (29:1, 17; 32:1) all of which were oracles against Egypt and thus placed together with the other Egyptian prophecies: B. Ezekiel's last discourse was dated in the twenty-seventh year of Jehoiachin's exile--571/70 B. Dyer states it this way, Ezekiel's purpose in writing chapters 1--32 was to show both the necessity and inevitability of Judah's fall to Babylon because of her sin against God's holy character.
Ezekiel was called to his prophetic ministry in the fifth year of the exile of King Jehoiachin--593/92 B. After the fall of Jerusalem Ezekiel was recommissioned to show the necessity and inevitability of Judah's restoration to fellowship by God (chaps. Dyer, Notes on the Book of Ezekiel, [Unpublished class notes in 304 Preexlic and Exilic Prophets, Dallas Theological Seminary, Fall 1993], 4).
Upon closer examination, however, the arguments used turn out to be nothing but grasping at straws.
In chapter 3 of his second volume on chronology Furuli discusses the many dated contracts (business, legal, and administrative documents) from the Neo-Babylonian period (626-539 BCE).
As tens of thousands of such dated tablets have been found from this 87-year period, there are hundreds of tablets dated to each of these years.
Yet no tablets have been found so far that are dated to any of the 20 years that the Watchtower Society has added to the period.Although these books do not extensively deal with Assyria per se, they address the moral and spiritual condition of Israel and Judah in the middle of the eighth century, whose history is increasingly being conditioned by the growth of the empire.The rise of the Assyrian empire created foreign policy problems for Israel and Judah. Prophecy was one response to the need for political and moral guidance in this period of crisis. The contents of Ezekiel indicate that little has changed in the attitude of the Jewish people who have come to Babylon This was adapted from Charles H. Driver wrote early in the Twentieth Century that No critical question arises in connection with the authorship of the book, the whole from beginning to end bearing unmistakably the stamp of a single mind (Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament, 297. Taylor, Ezekiel: An Introduction & Commentary, 13-20. By premillennial definition, the millennium is to follow His second advent. Future national blessing is the emphasis of Ezekiel. 29), as people who continue to listen to false prophets and practice idolatry. A Survey of Old Testament Introduction, 377-79 for a more indepth discussion; also see John B. Nevertheless, the Lord Jesus ordained the sacrament of holy communion as an ordinance to be practiced even after His crucifixion, and He specified that it was to observed until His second coming (1 Co : 'till he come'). Whereas Jeremiah's primary emphasis was to warn of impending judgment (with a slight focus upon coming restoration), Ezekiel was emphasizing that necessary judgment on sin established a foundation for future national blessing.The Assyrians dominated international politics for most of the 700s and on into the 600s.