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I have read many books on the Watchtower society.

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In The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree, Bishop Johnson – a former Jehovah's witness of twenty-three years – argues that the Society's doctrines are NOT the product of divine revelation, but are consistent with similar doctrines taught by other Adventist groups, and might have actually been borrowed from Adventist sources known to Russell.5/5(1). The Apple Don't Fall Far from the Tree.

by. Tonja Ayers (Goodreads Author), Tracee Boyd. Rating details 14 ratings 3 reviews. Apple despised her mother and her mother’s whorish ways so much that she couldn’t wait to get from under her mother’s roof and live the life of a normal teenager. Thankfully she was able to receive /5. “THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE”: A HISTORICAL AND CONTEXTUAL PROVERB STUDY BASED ON BOOKS, ARCHIVES, AND DATABASES WOLFGANG MIEDER.

Johnson, on the other hand, makes a valuable academic contribution to Watchtower studies by investigating in depth the connections between Russell and the Adventist movement.

Sixty years ago the American paremiologist Richard Jentepublished his enlightening article on “German Proverbs from the Orient”in which he attempted to prove that. The first recorded use in the USA was by Ralph Waldo Emerson in Emerson's original profession was as a Unitarian minister, but he left the ministry to pursue a career in writing and public speaking and became one of America's best known 19th century figures.

Versions of this proverb can also be found earlier in works written in German and. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Really?

Fact:he nugget of folk wisdom contained in this familiar saying may seem quaint to the point of being more myth than there is an accumulating- and by now conclusive- body of research that has documented the extent to which both “nature and nurture” conspire to shape the person we bushlop.buzzted Reading Time: 2 mins.