The Shepherd (Ed. by J.E. Smith)

The Shepherd (Ed. by J.E. Smith)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ... one in No. 5, making in all eight; so that eight semitones are equal to a fifth. Thus a third, a fifth, and an eighth are one, or concords; but the fifth is the centre of the three. There are two in No. 6, and two in No. 7; in all, twelve semitones in the monochord: a fifth is two thirds. Suppose these seven notes to be the seven colours, taking the spaces between for the rays; then the three concords occupy the places of th three original colours: blue between 3 and 4; yellow between.5 and 6; and red between 7 and 8. Well, now we have drawn our plan, let us inform the reader that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Seven thousand years therefore are a week of the Lord, and between 7 and 8 is the sabbath. Let us take the chronology of the world, then, just as we find it, just as Nature has established it, for that is our standard in the System of Nature. We care not for individual theories about the age of the world, or whether the common chronology is right or wrong. A gentleman, at one of our evening lectures, opposed us upon the supposition that it was wrong. We are perfectly indifferent about it; it suffices to us that it is current, although its currency is no proof of its truth. Then, according to the current chronology of Europe, Jesus Christ came at No. 5, or about the year 4,004. This was a fifth in the musical monochord, or five full tones. But Jesus Christ was the seed of Abraham, to whom the promise was made. Abraham is the father of the great dispensation which is going on at this day, and has embraced the whole of the civilised world. But Abraham was born 1996 years before the Christian era, or 2000 before Christ himself was born. Abraham, therefore, appeared at No. 3, the other concord....show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236577256
  • 9781236577252