Review by Nicholas Christian -- The Biblical Clock

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Review by Nicholas Christian -- The Biblical Clock

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Biblical Clock" by Daniel Friedmann and Dania Sheldon.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Biblical Clock is an insightful glance into philosophy, and it seeks to clear many of the doubts plaguing Christians and scientists the world over who have been wondering about the Biblical account of the creation of the world, its history, and how it seems to contradict the scientific account of evolution and natural selection over eons. The book starts with a bang, detailing the story of Isaac ben Samuel, one of the intrepid visionaries who propounded this revolutionary new approach to understanding cosmology, the natural history of the world, and the oft mysterious hand guiding much of human history.

The stories of several other luminaries are told in rapid succession. The central theme, that of the earth being created by a Supreme Being, is superbly built and exceptionally well elucidated. The authors delve deeply into the calculations behind their premise and make a virtually unshakeable case for uniting the Christian viewpoint with the scientific one. A probable scenario that will take place at the end of days is propounded. According to the ancient Biblical prophecy of the war of Armageddon, the end-time nation of Israel is ganged up on by an overwhelmingly superior force and threatened terribly. Will they pull through or will the malevolent forces of Gog and Magog carry the day? Read on to find out.

This book was a very well written discourse on philosophy, creationism, evolutionism, cosmology, and existentialism. I could hardly find fault with the logic behind the authors’ assertions. I also loved the clear, story-like way they made the booking flow, with the personal stories of each person of interest told in such a way as to make them come to life. The way part of the latter section of the book took the form of a discussion between Daniel Friedmann and his nephew was novel and quite insightful, especially the logical parts. The short, fictitious story used by the authors to illustrate their opinion on the unfolding of the events of the end time was quite well-done - if a bit hyperbolic, and far-fetched.

I found fault with some parts of the author’s logic. Some of his logic was shaky and did not stand up under scrutiny. The Biblical timeline for the events leading to Noah’s flood does not fit in his cyclic explanation of the world’s history. It is also unclear when plants and vegetation were created. At the beginning of the book, he says plants were created before humans, and later on, he asserts that they were created on the same day (the same time cycle) as when Adam and Eve were created.

All in all, this was a very well written book, and I loved how concise it was. I rate it four out of four. Even the densest of readers can follow the logic presented here due to the authors’ simple and intuitive way of writing style. This book was quite well edited, though there were a few punctuation errors. As expected, there is no profanity in the book and neither is there any erotic scene. This book is suitable for all people, particularly Christians and Jews, who are of sufficient intellectual stature to follow the logic presented therein.

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