more surprising as the Chinese astronomers are credited with having made use of the gnomon as early as 1000 B.C. for determining latitudes.
(Vitruvius names Cicero and Lucretius as post nostram memoriam nascentes.) The subjects of the eight chapters are - (1) the signs of the zodiac and the seven planets; (2) the phases of the moon; (3) the passage of the sun through the zodiac; (4) and (5) various constellations; (6) the relation of astrological influences to nature; (7) the mathematical divisions of the gnomon; (8) various kinds of sundials and their inventors.
He taught, if he did not discover, the obliquity of the ecliptic, is said to have introduced into Greece the gnomon (for determining the solstices) and the sundial, and to have invented some kind of geographical map. But his reputation is due mainly to his work on nature, few words of which remain.
His Lectiones in omnes Psalmos Davidis (1635) is exceedingly suggestive and terse in its style, reminding of Bengel's Gnomon, as does also his Commentarius utriusque Epist.
Wood, Cryptopora gnomon Jeff., Rhynchonella (Hemithyris) psittacea Gmel., Crania anomala Mull., and Discinisca atlantica King.
The works on which Bengel's reputation rests as a Biblical scholar and critic are his edition of the Greek New Testament, and his Gnomon or Exegetical Commentary on the same.
He modestly entitled his work a Gnomon or index, his object being rather to guide the reader to ascertain the meaning for himself, than to save him from the trouble of personal investigation.
Bengel's hope that the Gnomon would help to rekindle a fresh interest in the study of the New Testament was fully realized.
Nearly all sundials have a gnomon (which casts the shadow) pointing to the Celestial Pole.
It too incorporates the splint gnomon giving the light of light at every noontime.
gnomon made by W and S Jones, London, reportedly in 1836.
When not in use the gnomon is folded downwards and stored inside the cylinder.
gnomon engraved, the second side can be done at the same prices.
gnomon broken off.
There is no sign of the upper gnomon or of any markings on the stone of the chapel.
There is a " human gnomon " analemmatic sundial in the middle of the maze in the pleasure gardens.
gnomon angle was incorrect.
gnomon points to the celestial pole.
gnomon parallel to the style.
Its unique feature is the split gnomon which casts the shadow.
Its iron gnomon casts a lengthening shadow across the incised Roman numerals on its lichened face on sunny October afternoons.
gnomon's shadow on the sundial plate moves at the same rate.
gnomon in position at the correct angle.
gnomon in order to read information from the pattern of the dial.
gnomon of a sundial.
The sundial, missing its gnomon, has three gradations which therefore divide the day up into four parts.
Scientific geography profited largely from the labours of Eratosthenes of Cyrene, whom Ptolemy Euergetes appointed The gnomon was known to the Chinese in the 5th century B.C., and reached the Greeks (Anaximander) through Babylon.
(B.) The other great work of Bengel, and that on which his reputation as an exegete is mainly based, is his Gnomon Novi Testamenti, or Exegetical Annotations on the New Testament, published in 1742.
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