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There has always been a colossal divergence between biblical episodes, cultural values, religion practices and science about the epoch of the universe which has caused numerous debates in the world. These debates have given rise to estimations as regards the actual existence of the universe and its contents. Various primordial organizations like the 13th century Judaism, Christians from early and middle times, Chinese Pan-Ku and Scholars have assorted points of view of the universe and its existence.
The Biblical Clock tends to reconcile these diverse views about these biblical statements, fact, truth and scientific inference by giving each a stable resting place for their beliefs. It captivates you into historical facts and figure finding that provide maximum understanding of ancient period. Here, the Authors of this beyond belief tome paid a thorough mind on research of many Thinkers and erudite Scholars, digging deep into myths and events of 1291 and beyond, bringing them to play in our contemporary era.
In the book, Daniel Friedmann and Dania Sheldon did a methodical study to interpret the perspectives of different philosophers and Rabbis of the Kabbalistic movement in the Jewish mysticism; foremost of them is Rabbi Isaac ben Samuel whose work claimed to compel secrets from the angels through trances, conversations and dreams. He had powers to combine Hebrew letters into the sacred names of God. Isaac ben Samuel calculated the universe to be billions of years in existence; his remarkable suggestion is one of God's days to be 1,000 years of ours, as it is written in psalm 90:4. The Authors did a wonderful calculation to convince the readers and predominant religions beyond doubt about Isaac's view on the age of the universe.
The Biblical Clock, paid attention to the Divine Plan concerning the End-of-Days and the battle of Gog and Magog. There is a brilliant clarification of the genealogy of Abraham and how different people have hindered the Divine Plan from coming to fruition. Highlights were placed on the Messianic Era, an era where a Messiah will come someday to redeem the Jewish people bringing universal peace and brotherhood without any evil. He will gather the exiled children of Israel back to their country. From the preparatory period, many Rabbis predicted the day and year the messiah will arrive, but there is a contrary view from the Prophet Isaiah who stated that no man knows the hour that the Messiah will arrive.
Another aspect of the book that awed me so much is the avowal, "that it was good" in the bible book of Genesis 1:4, there is an observation that when God created light on the first day, He made this statement, but on the second day of creation He never made the statement till the third day. The Authors explained the reason behind the statement in a comprehensive breakdown and calculate the exact hour, date, and time of creation of heavenly and earthly elements, the difference in their prime.
At the closing phase of the book, there is an alphabetical glossary of words and terms definition to aid further understanding to the readers. The book is superbly well edited and flawless. I rate the book 4 out of 4 stars because it deals with most issues that have been disturbing religious beliefs, scientific and geological discoveries, by reconciling the doubts that has existed for ages. I recommend this book to various religious leaders, organizations, Teachers, Scientists, Geologists and to all those who yearn to broaden their awareness on the age of the universe.
The Biblical Clock
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