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6,000 Years - Man’s 6,000th Birthday, But When?

Luckily the Watchtower doesn’t keep birthdays, for if they did they would be terrible at getting the right date.

Is it 1872, 1873,1972 or 1975?

Please find below attempts that the Watchtower have made in trying to calculate the age of mankind.

By the way all Anthropologists would tend to disagree by around 50,000 years or so I suppose it doesn’t really matter.

Studies in the Scriptures Vol. 2, 1906

Six Thousand years from the creation of Adam were complete in A.D. 1872, and hence that since A.D. 1872, we chronologically entered upon the seventh thousand or the Millenium.

[Emphasis Added]

Daily Heavenly Manna, inside cover page

[6000 years from Adam ended in A.D. 1872]

[This is a summary, not a quote. Emphasis Added]

The Time Is at Hand, page ii, (forward) 1916

The Bible chronology herein presented shows that the six great 1000 year days beginning with Adam are ended, and that the great 7th Day, the 1000 years of Christ's Reign, began in 1873.

[Emphasis Added]

The Time is at Hand, Page 33

[6000 years of human history ended in 1873]

[This is a summary, not a quote.]

The Truth Shall Make You Free, Page 152, 1943 edition

[6000 years of human history ended in 1972]

[This is a summary, not a quote]

Awake! October 8 1968 pp. 14-15

6,000 Years Nearing Completion... The fact that fifty-four years of the period called the 'last days' have already gone by is highly significant. It means that only a few years, at most, remain before the corrupt system of things dominating the earth is destroyed by God. Today, many years later, we may ask, What does the phrase 'the immediate future' mean? How many years are 'a few years at most'? .. According to reliable Bible chronology, Adam and Eve were created in 4026 B.C.E.. There is another way that helps confirm the fact that we are living in the final few years of this 'time of the end.' (Dan. 12:9) The Bible shows that we are nearing the end of a full 6,000 years of human history. What significance does this have? When God gave his laws to ancient Israel, one of those laws involved keeping the sabbath day holy. On the seventh day of the week there was to be no labor. The people were to rest from all their toil. (Ex 20:8-11) The Bible states that 'the Law has a shadow of the good things to come.' - Heb. 10:1. Revelation chapter 20, verse 6, shows that God's heavenly kingdom will rule over the earth for one thousand years after the end of this system of things. That millennium will bring a sabbath-like rest to the earth and all those then inhabiting it. Hence, the first six thousand years since man's creation could be likened to the first six days of the week in ancient Israel. The seventh one-thousand-year period could be likened to the seventh day, the sabbath, of that week. - 2 Pet. 3:8. How fitting it would be for God, following this pattern, to end man's misery after six thousand years of human rule and follow it with His glorious Kingdom rule for a thousand years! … only seven more years from the autumn of 1968 to complete 6,000 full years of human history. That seven-year period will evidently finish in the autumn of the year 1975… Concerning political instability, former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson said in 1960: 'I know enough of what is going on to assure you that, in 15 years from today (or, by 1975), this world is going to be too dangerous to live in.' .. [Chart] 1975 C.E. END OF 6,000 YEARS .. In the book Famine - 1975! food experts W. and P. Paddock state: .. 'I forecast a specific date, 1975, when the new crisis will be upon us in all its awesome importance.'

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