Excerpt from Our Perennial Bible
IT has been said with considerable truth and even more cynicism that there is no book with which people think them selves so familiar as the Bible, yet about which they really know less. Certainly there is no book in general circulation about Which opinion has changed more radically since the days of our grandfathers.
At the time good Queen Victoria came to the throne of England in the year 18 37 probably a majority of God fearing Christians accepted Without question the account of creation given in the opening chapters of Genesis; a story Which makes the earth the center of the universe and states that it came into being, finished and complete, in the course of a single week. Nor would they have presumed to doubt the conclusions reached some two hundred years before Queen Victoria's time by John Lightfoot, a scholar learned in Hebrew Who was vice-chancellor of Cambridge Uni versity in England. He announced, after reverent study and profound thought, that the miracle of creation occurred during the period of equinox in the year 4004 B. C. To be exact, that it began on the 12th of September; that Adam was created at nine o'clock on the morning of the sixth day and ate the fatal apple when he was three hours old.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more