He didn't believe in coincidences or chance.
"I don't believe in coincidences," he grumbled.
His chief book was Undesigned Coincidences in the Writings both of the Old and New Testaments (1833; fuller edition, 1847).
There's still too many coincidences and things that don't add up and we'll probably never get the answers, but I agree—it looks like this is the end of the line if we can't locate him on this tour.
Too many coincidences are beginning to add up.
His testimony will have additional weight if supported by the " undesigned coincidences " of other evidence, ancient and modern.
The Australian and English languages each consist mainly of a series of words having no apparent connexion with the ideas they signify, and differing utterly; of course, accidental coincidences and borrowed words must be excluded from such comparisons.
From the many coincidences between D and the Book of the Covenant (Ex.
Noteworthy coincidences in the lives of Abraham and Isaac, noticed above, point to the fluctuating state of traditions in the oral stage, or suggest that Abraham's life has been built up by borrowing from the common stock of popular lore.
In spite of his lingering and totally unfounded doubts that it was Jeffrey Byrne he was pursuing, there were far too many coincidences pointing to Cynthia Byrne's husband.
Numerous coincidences with the Indian religion survive in Zoroastrianism, side by side with astonishing diversities.
The correspondence does not, however, extend to the stars; and some coincidences adverted to by Humboldt between the nakshatras and the zodiacal animals of Central Asia are of the same nominal character.
It is one of the undesigned coincidences which confirm the credibility of Confucius's history, that his favourite disciple was a scion of the Yen clan.
And where there are several such coincidences the ground for the supposition that the writing in question has been used may become very strong.
In any case, since Ben-Sira belongs to about 180 B.C., the date of' Koheleth, so far as these coincidences indicate it, would not be far from 200 B.C. The contrast made in x.
Hence on the one hand it is unreal to lay stress on coincidences with Romans, as if these necessarily implied that both epistles must have been composed shortly after one another, while again the further stage of thought on Christ and the Church, which is evident in Colossians, does not prove that the latter must have followed the former.
It will be advantageous if the spectra of ammonia, benzene, aniline and dimethyl aniline be compared, when the re-' markable coincidences will at once become apparent, as also the different weighting of the molecule.
of Egypt shows remarkable coincidences with that of Babylonia, the language is of a Semitic type, the religion may well be a compound of a lower African and a higher Asiatic order of ideas.
It ceases to lay much stress upon coincidences between Old Testament predictions or " types " and events in Christ's career.
The resemblances between primitive Christianity and Buddhism appear to be coincidences, and though both early Greek philosophy and later Alexandrine ideas suggest Indian affinities, there is no clear connexion such as there is between certain aspects of Chinese thought and India.
Characteristic Cretan pottery of this period was found by Petrie in the Fayum in conjunction with XIIth Dynasty remains, and various Cretan products of the period show striking coincidences with XIIth Dynasty styles, especially in their adoption of spiraliform ornament.
The series of coincidences to which he points is undoubtedly striking, but had failed to convince most critics.
The last, about 1400 BC., is the earliest point to which such coincidences reach.
You don't get coincidences like that!
So also the coincidences of thought with Ben-Sira (Ecclesiasticus) are not decisive: cf.
The occasional coincidences between the pastorals and Barnabas or Clemens Romanus do not prove anything more than a common milieu of thought, but the epistles were plainly familiar to Polycarp, who alludes to i Tim.
The interval considered by Westman contains at least 300 oxygen and nitrogen lines, so that approximate coincidence with a number of auroral lines was almost inevitable, and an appreciable number of the coincidences may be accidental.
And even if we could date the Avesta securely, we could only prove borrowing by more or less close coincidences of idea, a tempting but uncertain method of inquiry.
Coincidences and divergences alike can always be accounted for by oral communications from Jews who knew a little and Christians who knew next to nothing.
To the census question about 17,000 answers were received, and after making all deductions it appeared that death coincidences numbered about 30 in 1300 cases of recognized apparitions; or about i in 43, whereas if chance alone operated the coincidences would have been in the proportion of I to 19,000.
there is a striking similarity of character between the Xerxes of Herodotus and the Ahasuerus of Esther; (3) that certain coincidences in dates and events 'See Trumbull, Threshold Covenant, pp. 46 sqq.; Haddon, Study of Man, pp. 347 sqq.; P. Sartori, Zeitschr.
If then the screw-value in kilometres per second is known for the neighbourhood of each of the comparison lines employed, the radial velocity of the star can be independently derived directly from coincidences made in above manner in the neighbourhood of each comparison line.
It deserves to be recorded as one of the numerous coincidences of discovery that Laplace, on being made acquainted by Lagrange with his new method, produced analogous expressions, to which his independent researches had led him.
Apart from the instances alluded to there seem few coincidences between the orbital elements of comets and meteors.
Eight junction stars lie quite close to, seven others are actually identical with, Chinese determinants; 14 and many of these coincidences 9 Sir William Jones, As.
The characteristic of the rationalists was the attempt to explain away the New Testament miracles as coincidences or naturally occurring events, while at the same time they held as tenaciously as possible to the accuracy of the letter of the New Testament narratives.
of water; also the cubic inch is very nearly 250 grains, while the gallon has actually been fixed at 10 lb of water; the first two are certainly mere coincidences, as may very probably be the last also, and yet they offer quite as tempting a base for theorizing as any connexions in ancient metrology.
No such theories can be counted as more than coincidences which have been adopted, unless we find a very exact connexion, or some positive statement of origination.
throws light on verse 10; and there are many coincidences of language, e.g.
I wasn't a strong believer in coincidences.
She kept telling herself that there had never been anything between Alex and Lori, but there were too many coincidences.
The probability is against agreement being due to homoplasy when the agreement involves a number of really separate (not correlated) coincidences.
The result is a general harmony, without any trace of direct use of these letters; and there are many minute coincidences.
The author speculated that the tips bore an eerie similarity and law enforcement personnel questioned about the coincidences confessed an inability to understand how the tipster obtained his or her knowledge.
Albeit none of it definitely proved to be duplicity by Byrne beyond strong circumstantial evidence, but together the coincidences were compelling.
There was no police case, nothing official about the person he was pursuingâ€”Byrne or Brunel, or some unknown soul who was simply the culmination of a series of incredible coincidences.
There's still too many coincidences and things that don't add up and we'll probably never get the answers, but I agreeâ€”it looks like this is the end of the line if we can't locate him on this tour.
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Of course, I found coincidences of hexagrams or mirrored hexagrams.
Collins: Er - I think it said they saw excess coincidences.
This would allow uncanny coincidences like this to occur, and perhaps give a reason for the aliens ' visitations.
It is by their immense improbability that such coincidences deserve to be called miraculous.
Many supposedly paranormal events are also fakes, coincidences or delusions of some kind.
remarkable coincidences were, of course, not mentioned in the Commission Report.
A pretty standard example of early Blake, its plotting is rather slapdash and illogical with much padding and too many coincidences.
But inasmuch as there are many persons, including most makers of school editions, who prudently and modestly desire a better road to truth than their own investigations can discover and think thus to find it, it will not be amiss to observe on the one hand that the concurrence of a succession of editors in a reading is no proof and often no presumption either that their agreement is independent or that their reading is right; and on the other that, though independence may generally be granted to coinciding emendations of different scholars, yet from the general constitution of the human mind it is likely that not a few of these will be coincidences in error rather than in truth.
(iii.) The coincidences of language between Lamentations and certain late Psalms, such as Psalms lxix., lxxiv., lxxx., lxxxviii., lxxxix., cxix., are numerous and significant, at least as a general indication of date.
These remarkable coincidences were, of course, not mentioned in the Commission Report.
With the boom of the tattoo culture, many coincidences of allergic breakouts on and around tattoos have been reported.
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