Read CENTURIES BEFORE CHRIST of The Christian Foundation / Scientific and Religious Journal‚ Volume I‚ No. 10. October‚ 1880, free online book, by Aaron Walker, on ReadCentral.com.

The fragments of Sanchoniathon, the most ancient historian of Phenicia, who is supposed to have flourished not long after the death of Moses, confirms the Bible account of the origin of the world and of many men and places mentioned in the Pentateuch. Berosus, the Chaldean, and Manetho, the Egyptian, who lived in the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Egypt, represent several circumstances known in the accounts given by Moses. They wrote about the time when the Old Testament was translated into Greek. Their evidence, to say the least, shows the honor that was paid by the most learned persons of the East to the records of the Bible.

I know the Bible is inspired, because it finds me at greater depths of my being than any other book. Coleridge.

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The punctuation and spelling from the original text have been faithfully preserved. Only obvious typographical errors have been corrected.