A Complete System of Astronomical Chronology Unfolding the Scriptures

A Complete System of Astronomical Chronology Unfolding the Scriptures

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1762 edition. Excerpt: ...the division of tongues-340 3. From thence to the nativity of Isaac--L-52 (a-' 4. From thence to' their going out of Egypt-13? 4oo 5. From thence to their entering into Canaan-5 40 6. From thence to the Babylonish captivity--8 50 7. From thence to the building of the second temple 70 8. From thence to the destruafftion of the second temple 422 A. M. 38 30 According to'our system of chronology, the second temple was destroyed by the Romans A. M. 4077, from which substract A. M. 3830, and the difference 247, will be the sum of the error, with respect to the chronology of the Jews. Jerusalem was befieged and taken __by the Romans A. D. 70 z from A. M. 3830, substract A.D. 70, andthe remainder 3760, will be the Jewish computation from Adam to the year of Christ r. We have here two distinct chronologies, the one reckons 4.o77 years, the other 38 30, from the creation to the burning of the second temple; the difference, as it has been shewn, is 247 years; which are compounded of these four distinct parts, namely 60. 4. I 59. 24. the two first of which are owing to a misunderstanding of the sacred history, and the two last, to the not being duly acquainted with profane. Here we shall take occasion to explain, by what means the jews lost, in one interval, 60, and in another, 4. years, when they undertook to settle their chronology, which probably was many years before they settled their present astronomical year. It appears from the table, given by Strauchius, that the jews compute 340 years from the flood to the division of tongues; but by what authority they _were led to make a chronological aera of an event, although a very remarkable--one, one, to which Moses, in his history, has fixed no date, has distinguished by no chronological...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681097X
  • 9781236810977