A Further Account of the Rise and Progress of Astronomy Amongst the Antients, in Three Letters to Martin Folkes, Esq

A Further Account of the Rise and Progress of Astronomy Amongst the Antients, in Three Letters to Martin Folkes, Esq

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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. 1748 edition. Excerpt: ... Atbenis Martii XXXI, hora post mediatn Noctem ih. 24. Itaque Tavrum ingredieba tur Aprilis XXX. Maii proindc XI die Lucida Pleiaiuth oriebatur. Ultima verb Pleiadttm ad Orlcntctn Maii XVI, quo tempore Messis incipiebat in Gratia. Petxv. at sup. A. P. J. 3714. was Ante Chrifium 999. much before the Time of Hejiod, as it is here fixed by this learned Jesuit, as perhaps (hall be (hewn in another place. loth loth in the plural Number. I fay one os them, because, if we derive the word from the verb 7T3 nasals fluxity diffluxit, fcom thence will come very naturally sllVfa Mai&alotb, diffluere facientes. And to what Stars can that Appellation more properly agree, than to those that were looked on as the Cause offyin? A thing so necessary, especially in those warm Countries, for swelling and ripening their Grain. And when in the Passage before cited from the Boot of Kings, we find Maaloth distinguished from the Sttnt and the Moon and the Host of Heaven what other Heavenly Bodies can we pitch upon as more likely to have been ObjeBs of Worship, than those that were imagined to be the Authors of so much Benefit to the World. But there were two Jainy Seasons in Judea, as we learn from Deut. 11.14. and Jerem. y. 24. called the former and the latter Jains. And hence it will be probable, that by Maaloth must be understood such Stars as were observed to rife or set at those respective. times of the Year. What hath been here said, is plainly upon the Supposition, that mfO Maaloth is to be derived from TJ in the Signification offluxit, diffluxit. But it may, perhaps, with equal, if not greater Propriety, be derived from TJ, which may have signified formerly in the Hebrew as it still doth in the Arabic Language, man/it, habitavit, rccepit fe, &c By...show more

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