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1899 Excerpt: ...study of such things, and an educated and leisured
class are not to be replaced by uncultivated and venal writers. Yet
the belief that this can be done is one of the grave fallacies of
the day, and history as well as scientific knowledge is clouded by
the ephemeral efforts of those who care little or nothing for
accuracy, if only the work, or imitation of work, they produce, can
command a sale for a short time, till the reading public have
leisure to detect the trash that has been palmed off upon them. In
this way it has been possible to give out many very fallacious
explanations of the chronology of the sacred writings which on
examination prove to be the mere guesses of persons who would not,
or could not, give sufficient time to the subject they undertook;
and this is not by any means a new thing, nor is it confined to
mere adventurers. So far back as the year r..c. 1600, we find to
the length of the "saros " of Berosus and Abydenus, and if we come
down to modern criticism, we find even more unjustifiable
hypotheses brought forward, and accepted as facts, without a
scintilla of real evidence. To describe an entirely imaginary lapse
of time, absurd words have been resorted to, and "aeons" have been
substituted for "ages,"perhaps with some degree of fitness, for the
word is as indefinite as the idea, but without any better
foundation than that "internal consciousness" which used formerly
to be called "conceit," and be stigmatized accordingly, but now
finds from the numerous incompetent readers an ephemeral acceptance
as "advanced science" and " up to date " reasoning. Such reasoning
has led, in the case of Abram's birth, to a direct denial of the
truth of Scripture. Genesis xi. 26, says: ...
|Country of origin:
Jasper Henry Selwyn
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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