The Astronomy of the Bible: An Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture

The Astronomy of the Bible: An Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture

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by E. Walter Maunder
     
 

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Why should an astronomer write a commentary on the Bible?
Because commentators as a

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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.

Astronomical allusions in the Bible, direct and indirect, are not few in number, and, in order to bring out their full significance, need to be treated astronomically. Astronomy further gives us the power of placing ourselves to some degree in the position of the patriarchs and prophets of old. We know that the same sun and moon, stars and planets, shine upon us as shone upon Abraham and Moses, David and Isaiah. We can, if we will, see the unchanging heavens with their eyes, and understand their attitude towards them.

It is worth while for us so to do. For the immense advances in science, made since the Canon of Holy Scripture was closed, and especially during the last three hundred years, may enable us to realize the significance of a most remarkable fact. Even in those early ages, when to all the nations surrounding Israel the heavenly bodies were objects for divination or idolatry, the attitude of the sacred writers toward them was perfect in its sanity and truth.

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ISBN-13:
9781515291206
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/30/2015
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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