The Astronomy of the Bible

An Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 101,245 / 306 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.2
LoC Category: BS
Downloads: 5,847
Added to site: 2009.04.08
mnybks.net#: 23887
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Religion, Science

Why should an astronomer write a commentary on the Bible?Because commentators as a rule are not astronomers, and therefore either pass over the astronomical allusions of Scripture in silence, or else annotate them in a way which, from a scientific point of view, leaves much to be desired.

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he Beth-horon Route--The Amorites defeated but not surrounded--King David as a Strategist. THE MIRACLE--The Noon-day Heat, the great Hindrance to the Israelites--Joshua desired the Heat to be tempered--The Sun made to "be silent"--The Hailstorm--The March to Makkedah--A Full Day's March in the Afternoon--"The Miracle" not a Poetic Hyperbole--Exact Accord of the Poem and the Prose Chronicle--The Record made at the Time--Their March, the Israelites' Measure of Time 351

CHAPTER II.

THE DIAL OF AHAZ

The Narrative--Suggested Explanations--The "Dial of Ahaz," probably a Staircase--Probable History and Position of the Staircase--Significance of the Sign 385

CHAPTER III.

THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM

The Narrative--No Astronomical Details given--Purpose of the Scripture Narrative--Kepler's suggested Identification of the Star--The New Star of 1572--Legend of

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