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Why dont bible prophecies have defined timelines and enough specificity to allow for testability?

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CliftonMejorado: <strong><i>Question by Ataraxia</i>: Why dont bible prophecies have defined timelines and enough specificity to allow for testability?</strong> Most of them can refer to anything and everything, at any time. They're not time-bound and specific...

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<strong><i>Question by Ataraxia</i>: Why dont bible prophecies have defined timelines and enough specificity to allow for testability?</strong> Most of them can refer to anything and everything, at any time. They're not time-bound and specific enough in terms of names, persons, events, circumstances and locations to permit for testing. In my study of prophecy, the closest to specificity I've found is Daniel 9's 70 week prophecy, but even on this I have found about 5 different translations and interpretations among Christian and Jewish sources. Bible prophecies allow too much subjectivity and are very vague. <strong>Best answer:</strong> <p><i>Answer by Hope is certainty (Ross)</i><br/>There are different reasons for prophesies. Some are made to tell people if they don't change then something is going to happen and they won't like it. Those you don't want to prove correct.</p><p><i>Answer by grayure</i><br/>Because the scientific mindset is alien to them. This is not an adverse c

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