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... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2005 (Sep 2005) Home | Issue Contents The Stones of Time; Calendars, Sundials, and the Stone Chambers of Ancient Ireland by Martin Brennan Rochester, Vermont, 1994. Reviewed by Phillip Clapham The claim of this book is that megalithic mounds, otherwise known as passage graves or chambered tombs, are accurate sun chronometers whose structure required precise measurement to allow beams of light to illuminate the interiors at particular moments of the year and indeed, throughout the year. One of the most important points raised by Brennan is that it was not simply the winter or summer solstice, or an equinox, that was being recorded or celebrated ...
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2. The Shadow Clock, Part 2 Mars Ch.7 (Worlds in Collision) [Velikovsky] [Velikovsky Worlds in Collision]
... by Immanuel Velikovsky | FULL TEXT NOT AVAILABLE Contents The Shadow Clock The poles changed their locations; all latitudes were displaced, the axis changed its direction; the number of days in the year increased from 360 to 365 , a fact demonstrated in a following section; the length of the day probably also altered. Of course , a sundial or shadow clock from before -687 can no longer serve the purpose for which it was devised, but it might well be of use in proving our assumption. Such a clock, originating from the period between circa -850 and -720, was found in Faijurn in Egypt at latitude 27 . A horizontal slab with hour marks has at one ...
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... solar clock would not show the correct time; or, if the magnetic poles became reversed at some time in the past, the lava of earlier volcanic activity must show reversed magnetic orientation. But there is also a check by folklore. Isaiah foretold to King Hezekiah, probably a few hours before the event, that the shadow of the sundial would return ten degrees. (As we know now, the planet Mars was at that moment very close to the earth, and Isa iah could make an estimate based on experiences during previous perturbations of the earth by Mars.) The Chinese explained this phenomenon as having occurred to help their princes in their strategy, or to settle ...
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... polar time feature, we may read with unbounded interest those ancient records that tell the indubitable tale of how time was actually reeled off at the pole, from the original sundial. In the book of Daniel, (7 :9 ), it is recorded that the Ancient of Days sat on wheeled throne, shining and bright. " ... ., or "circle eyes", whose logical seat was the pole. There is another vitalizing feature arising from the ancient Hebrew custom of reckoning time from the solar sun-dial. Hebraists are well aware that when the Hebrews used the expression "from generation to generation" they said: "from dor to dor"; that is, ...
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... of their astronomical dating, which I have assessed at 16 years, with the current preference being for -16 years, which dates Event 1 of the tablets to 868BC, the commencement of the disturbances to 866BC and their conclusion to 712BC, which falls in year 15 of Hezekiah, making it an obvious marker for the final movement of his sundial at 16th August 712BC (within a few days). This movement of Hezekiah's sundial is said to have been preceded by a similar one in the time of Ahaz, which would probably have occurred at the immediately preceding close opposition of Mars, namely at 28th June 729BC (but note that the movement of the sundial does not have ...
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6. The Calendar [Journals] [Aeon]
... Isaiah, [19] I cannot find any reference to this backward-moving shadow as having occurred on the day of his death. It is there merely told that the shadow so moved. This at least dates the event to the reign of Ahaz which I calculate to be 729-713. It would seem that if it was Ahaz who had this sundial constructed- or why else would it have been called after him?- it should then be asked why. Remembering that the ancients were obsessed with the Sun's motions, there should have been any number of sun dials at this stage in Jerusalem. Once a sundial is constructed, it does not have to be tampered with, rebuilt ...
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... . Perhaps, like some of the miracles' of the Exodus, they are purely apocryphal and have no basis in fact. Perhaps Sennacherib's army was decimated by a plague of some sort, and this became the basis for 2 Kings 19:35. Perhaps Isaiah cheated', as A.P .Herbert suggested in his book "Sundials Old and New" ' (1967), and the episode of the dial of Ahaz was really only a trick. Personally, I don't believe this last explanation' at all, but it is worth looking up all the same, if only for the curiosity value! Or perhaps the sundial episode is simply a variant of the ...
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8. The Reality of Extinctions [Journals] [Aeon]
... up so well with the cardinal points. Other major pyramids, both pre- and post-dating it, are out by as much as nine degrees. Then we have later evidence. Latitude fixes made by the Greek astronomer Hipparchus, around 130 B. C., are "out" by four or five degrees. Almost half the extant sundials, from 300 B. C. to 300 A. D., are in wrong latitudes today. (6 ) And we have records of ancient eclipses, numerous first hand accounts of total solar eclipses by people like Herodotus, Thucydides and Plutarch, which give the right date for the eclipse but the wrong location. It is ...
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... roaring and blowing, earthquakes were shaking the Earth, thunder and lightning were booming and flickering, that those caught in this event expecting death at any minute had nothing more on their minds than keeping accurate time for the length of the catastrophe. Just how would they do that? Well, of course, Mulholland suggests they had very accurate sundials, but in a blackout lasting days such highly accurate timepieces are worthless. Then what about their accurate water clocks? There also has to be enough light to read these as well as sundials, and it was unfortunately quite dark. The people probably had lamps of some kind, but then water clocks needed to be refilled with water ...
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10. Geology and God [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... from the geological and archaeological records, although sometimes their importance has been dismissed by academics. Hard evidence of instability in the heavens is less easy to establish, but it does exist in circumstantial form. It can be gleaned from discrepancies in latitude fixes made by Hipparchus, second century B.C .; it can be inferred from finding sundials in the wrong latitudes; it can also be seen in the records of total solar eclipses. [. .. ] All these maverick observations can be simply explained by what I have referred to elsewhere as periods of wobble', or transient precession, in the Earth. We have all seen this sort of behaviour in a top ...
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