The Astronomy of the Bible An Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture
by E.W. Maunder
1908 Second Revised Edition Published by T Sealey Clark & Co Ltd
The first edition of this book was published in January 1908, the popularity of the book, at the time, demanded an immediate reprint just 5 months later. This Second Edition was published later that year in May of 1908 with a few added paragraphs by the author. Because of that this second edition is most often preferred over the edition published earlier that year.
The author, astronomer Edward Walter Maunder, explain how astronomy was understood and used in the Biblical era. The ancient peoples witnessed and described astronomical phenomena in their writings, and the Holy Bible was no exception. The sun and moon are frequently referred to in the scriptures, as are astronomical phenomena such as comets and meteorites. Eclipses fascinated the ancients, and various spiritual attributions for all manner of events in the sky are present in the Bible.
Condition: Original blue cloth boards, spine is faded but the gold gilt title on the spine and gold illustration on the front boards are still bright. Binding still tight, all pages are clean with no markings. Overall Good condition.