Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles: And Made Easy to Those who Have Not Studied Mathematics : to which are Added, a Plain Method of Finding the Distances of All the Planets from the Sun, by the Transit of Venus Over the Sun's Disc, in the Year 1761 : an Account of Mr. Horrox's Observation of the Transit of Venus in the Year 1639 : And, of the Distances of All the Planets from the Sun, as Deduced from Observations of the Transit in the Year 1761
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Page 410 - And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Page 409 - Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Page 409 - Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, unto the Messiah the prince, shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
Page 410 - And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself. And the people of the Prince, that shall come, shall destroy the city and the sanctuary : and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Page 373 - Aries, the Ram ; Taurus, the Bull ; Gemini, the Twins : Cancer, the Crab ; Leo, the Lion ; Virgo, the Virgin ; Libra, the Balance ; Scorpio, the Scorpion ; Sagittarius, the Archer ; Capricornus, the Goat ; Aquarius, the Water-bearer ; and Pisces, the Fishes.
Page 50 - ... wisely ordered by the Author of nature; for if the axis of this planet were inclined any considerable number of degrees, just so many degrees round each pole would in their turn be almost six of our years together in darkness. And as each degree of a great circle on Jupiter contains...
Page 253 - ... or entirely, intercepts our view of the sun ; the one is called a total, the other a partial, eclipse. Thus the solar eclipse is nothing more than the situation in which the earth is placed when the shadow of the moon falls upon it, and consequently, properly speaking, it is only an eclipse of that part of the earth where the moon's shadow falls. Hence we learn that the sun is not really darkened, but is only for a short space concealed from us by the intervention of another body, whilst he still...