Astronomy in the Bible: 666 is positive
March 19, 2014 § Leave a comment
The wisdom of the Egyptians, what was it but principally astronomy?
~ (St. Augustine, “City of God,” bk. xviii., ch. 39)
According to the old Egyptian system, the earth stood in the centre, the sun was supposed to occupy the earth’s orbit, while Mercury and Venus revolved round the sun as satellites. Even modern astronomers, with all their appliances are uncertain as to the exact distance of the earth from the sun. It has been computed to be from 108 to 110 of its own diameters. Galileo called it 110, and the ancients seem to have usually taken it at this amount.
“If one wished to obtain means for a profounder contemplation of the entrance of souls into divine things…let him…
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