Modern science in Bible lands by John William DawsonModern science in Bible lands by John William Dawson

Modern science in Bible lands

byJohn William Dawson, Sir John William Dawson

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. EGYPTIAN STONES AND THEIR TEACHING. NOTHING is more remarkable in primitive humanity than that exploratory instinct which searches out and utilizes every natural product within reach. We see this in the early discovery of the gold and bedolach and shoham stone of the hills eastward of Eden. We see it in the shells, minerals, and other objects collected in sepulchres and early caves of residence. We see it in the fact that the rudest peoples of modern times have scarcely allowed any plant, animal, or mineral, suitable to their simple needs, to escape their notice. It was the same with those young nations which sprang into existence and grew so rapidly immediately after the deluge, and whose people brought with them into their new homes the traditional culture of the antediluvian time. The valley of the Nile is perhaps pre-eminent in this respect, and nothing is more striking to a scientific traveller in that country than the variety of material used by its industrious and ingenious people in their works of construction. In my recent visit to Egypt, my attention was naturally turned to this subject, more especially as I noticed that very inaccurate names are often given to stones and minerals by archaeologists. I took every opportunity to obtain specimens of economic stones and minerals, and soon formed a somewhat large collection. I was aided in this by my friends, Dr. Emil Brugsch Bey and Dr. Schweinfurth; and Dr. Bonney, of London, and Dr. Harrington and Mr. Adams, of Montreal, have been so kind as to contribute valuable lithological determinations. I am also indebted to a paper by Dr. Persifor Frazer on the New York Obelisk,1 and to another by Professor Rupert Jones, on the marbles and other monumental stones in the British...
Title:Modern science in Bible landsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217788254

ISBN - 13:9780217788250