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Denise | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 24 2019 7:49 AM

https://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Ancient-Skies-Astronomy-Civilizations-ebook/dp/B00A62YA6C 

Again, most won't be interested. You run into the problem, Logos-wise, in the Old Testament, with the stars, gods, etc. Even arriving at Jesus' birth.

This book (first published 1983), is not the usual archaeology book .... more a stroll by subject across civilizations. So, for example the early greeks (Plato) didn't associate gods with stars, the idea from foreigners. And the Egypt star system didn't match the later greek, but the Babylonian did (Marduk).  He skipped over Biblos, which seems to also echo Babylon. Hmmm .... Genesis.

Another example was the arrival of technology (chariots), and the imagery of gods and their chariots (Exekiel, India, etc).

Kindle-wise, decently cheap, but sits between technical astronomy, and technical archaeology. If you're one or the other, you'll have to settle down.


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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2019 9:09 AM

Thanks Denise, I added the above book to my wish list in amazon

Long time ago I've read this book: https://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Ancient-Skies-Cultural-Astronomy-ebook/dp/B00F5TUV9Q/ 

Similar subject area, quite technical, expensive etc., but explains ancient calendars well.

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Liam & Abi Maguire | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2019 10:09 AM

Veli Voipio:
Thanks Denise, I added the above book to my wish list in amazon

Likewise, thank you and on Wish List.  Yes

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2019 7:27 PM

This book touched on some of what was mentioned above if this interests you

https://lexhampress.com/product/167706/the-star-of-bethlehem-science-history-and-meaning 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 24 2019 7:53 PM

Veli, thank you. I was all excited until I saw the 'Brill' price!  Of course I found a straight astronomy technical book, and it was heart-stopping too. Whenever you see 'rent', you're in big trouble.

Thank you, Matillo. 'The Star' is definitely an interesting conumdrum, since by the time of Alexander, they had a pretty sophisticated knowledge of stars. Dome-times were over.


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