Symud i'r prif gynnwys

Cambrian latuval (Bhmvtx Vol. X. JUNE, 1908. No. New Series. Astronomy and the Bible [By the Hkv. W. E. Winks.] It is not at all surprising that toe attention of professional as well as amateur astronomers .should have been directed to the subject in¬ dicated by this title. The astronomy of the Babylonian, Egyptian, Chinese, Indian, iriecian, and Arabian records have each in turn been subjected to careful examination, and have yielded no little matter of interest and value. The beginnings of astronomy as a science may be traced back to these sources for several thousand years, and the earliest lecords in our possession are sufficient to show that when they were made the seasonal changes in the position of the constellations, the movements of tho planets, and the regular recurrence of lunar cycles had long been under careful observation. The length of the year, the month, and the day had been determined with considerable accuracy, and even the pre¬ cession of the equinoxes had been noticed at a very early date. Even among the most ancient students of celestial phenomena astro¬ nomy had some claim to be regarded as a