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.
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
THE DIAL OF AHAZ
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