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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

tively recent fabrication. The idea of a Divine Saviour, derived wholly

from the Scriptures of Truth. The heathen and unenlightened Israelites,

looked only for a temporal human prince. This was the chief cause and

still continues to be the chief cause for the rejection and crucifixion of the

true Messiah with Judaizing Christians, Jews, and Infidels. — The second

or spiritual birth, perfectly unknown and incomprehensible, till the doctrine

was first caught to Nicodemus by our blessed Lord. — The mystery of the

Trinity however obscurely intimated by Heathen writers neither received

nor understood by the most enlightened as a fundamental principle of any

Heathen creed, till the disputes and heresies of Christianity had so perplei-

od and darkened the scheme by human reasoning as to pave the way for

ita introduction into the new corrupt religious creeds which started forth

into being throughout the whole earth in the beginning of the seventh cen.

tury. - Connection traced between the astronomy and mythology of all

Heathen nations. The Hindoo astronomical works have many internal evi.

dences of their modern character : - First, measurement of an arc of the

Meridian, derived from the Arabs. - Second, proportion of the diameter

10 the circumference of a circlo, derived through the Arabs from Archi-

medes. -- Third, table of sines, framed on the principles of the latter and

the Greek and Arabian geometricians. - Fourth, precession of the Equi.

noxes, from the Jewish or patriarchal astronomy, intermediately through

Hipparchus, Ptolomy, and the Arabs. - Fifth, Libration of the Equinoses

from Ptolomy and the Arabians. – Sixth, the cycles of the Planets from

the Europeans, with the elements of the early Greek astronomers. Seventh,

the Julian year and reckoning from the Europeans ; subsequently also, the

epoch of the reformation of the Calendar by Pope Gregory. — The dis.

covery of the whole is to be found in the Vrihusputee yoog, or cycle of

Jupiter of sixty years. — Arrangement and use of this cycle in Northern

and Southern India. -- Corresponding years of each cycle, and those of the

Christian Vulgar ara, signification of the title of the Æras. — The date of

tho fabrication of the Brahminical schome between A. D. 606 and 638,

fixes the utmust limit of all authentic history in India, prior to that date. —

The Vikrumadityu, or Bengal Æra refers to the reformaiion of the calendar

by Julius Cæsar. - The Shalivahan Æra to the crucifixion of Christ.

The Æra of Yoodhishtir to the building of the city of Rome, 753 years

before Chris.. — The commencement of the Kulee yoog, to the flood.

These particulars, discussed at length-from the reputed ancient commence-

ment of the Hindoo year with the winter solstice: – which is shown to

have been adopted from the Romans, who next to the Egyptians, deviated

from the most encient mode of commencing the year with ihe vernal equi-

nox: - and this deviation is the first direct proof of the modern character

of the Chinese and Japanese astronomy, which still adheres to its original

reformed practice of beginning the year at, or near the winter solstice. ---

'The Hindoos and Chinese began the year with the full moon nearest the

winter solsticc at the beginning of tha seventh century. - The whole of the

systems of the Orientals, as well as the Greeks, Chaldeans, and Egyptians,

deduced from the ancient Jewish or primitive Patriarchal astronomy whicly

has for its basis the great cycle of 600 Tropical Luni-solar years commencing

with the Creation at the vernal equinox. Remarkable properties of the

Jewish or primitive patriarchal cycle of 600 years. — The precise date to

which the Hindoo fabrication refers, considered. –The reformation of the

calendar by Julius Cæsar. - The Vulgar Æra of Christ, -- The true

Æra. --

-- The ministry of our Lord. - The crucifixion. The building of

the city of Rome. The grond opoch of the rise of the Antichristian powers

over the whole earth, General comparative view of the Egyptian, Chal-

dean, Grecian, Chinese, Japanese, and American astronomy; The calendar

of the Muysca Indians, the Mexicans, Toltecks, Azteks; striking confor-

mity of the whole, and reference to the great prophetic epoch at the begin.

ning of the seventh century. - A Tabular sketch of the whole. - Conclu-

sive inferences and remarks

Concluding observations......

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