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Father Abraham, Patriarch, Scientist

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Abraham had a knowledge of astronomy

“a knowledge ... of the planets, and of the stars, as they were made known unto the fathers, I have kept even unto this day” Abraham 1:31.

“Abraham is reasoning upon the principles of astronomy, in the king’s [Pharaoh’s] court.” Abraham, Facsimile No. 3, Explanation.“Berosus mentions our father, Abram, without naming him, when he says thus: ‘In the tenth generation after the Flood, there was among the Chaldeans a man righteous and great, and skillful in the celestial science.” Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, Book I, 7.1.

“He [Abram] communicated to them arithmetic, and delivered to them the science of astronomy; for before Abram came into Egypt, they were unacquainted with those parts of learning ...” Josephus, Antiquities, Book I,7.2.

“Those who dwelt in Ur were either priests or astronomers” (Adam Clarke, The Holy Bible ... Commentary and Critical Notes, New York, 1832, on Daniel 2:10).

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