The Astronomy of the Bible - The Original Classic Edition
by Maunder E
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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The Astronomy of the Bible.
This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by E. Walter Maunder, which is now, at last, again available to you.
Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Astronomy of the Bible:
It will be noticed that the Classical age did not commence until about the time of the completion of the last books of the Old Testament; so we do not find any reference in Holy Scripture to the astronomical achievements of that period, amongst which the first attempts to explain the apparent motions of sun, moon, stars, and planets were the most considerable.
...We cannot for a moment expect that any supernatural revelation of purely material facts would be imparted to the writers of sacred books, two or three thousand years before the progress of science had brought those facts to light, and we ought not to be surprised if expressions are occasionally used which we should not ourselves use to-day, if we were writing about the phenomena of nature from a technical point of view.
...For by these words they were taught that all the host of heaven and of earth were created things-merely things, not divinities-and not only that, but that the Creator was One God, not many gods; that there was but one law-giver; and that therefore there could be no conflict of laws.
...It was then pointed out that, so far as the narrative was concerned, there might have been a period of almost unlimited duration between its first verse and its fourth; and it was suggested that the six days of creation were six days of twenty-four hours each, in which, after some great cataclysm, 6,000 years ago, the face of the earth was renewed and replenished for the habitation of man, the preceding geological ages being left entirely unnoticed.
... Other commentators have laid stress on the truth revealed in Scripture that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day, and have urged the argument that the six days of creation were really vast periods of time, during which the earths geological changes and the evolution of its varied forms of life were running their course.
- Emereo Publishing, October 2012
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