Jon Smyth
Re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date pharaohs
Sun Nov 5, 2017 08:10
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I still have not seen an explanation of how the Moon in the west over the Valley of Ajalon, and the Sun in the east over Gibeon, can constitute a Solar Eclipse?

To view this event the observation point cannot have been west of Ajalon, nor can it have been east of Gibeon.
The viewer is positioned either north or south, which means one body is on the left and the other is on the right. Or, the observation point is between Ajalon & Gibeon.
Which means these two heavenly bodies are in opposite sections of the sky.
How can anyone suggest a Solar Eclipse, where the Sun & Moon MUST be together?

Jon S.

  • re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date PharoahsRobert Killian, Sun Nov 5 03:06
    Perhaps it may help in our attempt to establish a correct, mathematically verifiable sequential chronology of a timeline that covers the 300 years since Sihon, King of the Amorites was slain in the... more
    • Re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date pharaohs — Jon Smyth, Sun Nov 5 08:10
      • Re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date pharaohsMarianne Luban, Sun Nov 5 09:03
        Jon wrote: "I still have not seen an explanation of how the Moon in the west over the Valley of Ajalon, and the Sun in the east over Gibeon, can constitute a Solar Eclipse." See here. The moon is in... more
      • Re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date PharoahsRobert Killian, Sun Nov 5 08:45
        For years I have assumed that the celestial mechanics of a Solar eclipse requires, in every case, that our Sun is obscured as our Moon 'passes' across the face of the Sun. It seems to me, in all... more
        • I'm sure Humphreys and Waddington also understand this, yet they make no attempt to explain why these two heavenly bodies described as being in separate regions of the sky can be interpreted as an... more
          • Re: Solar eclipse of 1207 BC helps to date PharoahsRobert Killian, Sun Nov 5 10:35
            Indeed, perhaps Humphreys and Waddington did understand the celestial mechanics of a Solar eclipse. However, I'm quite sure that they would have no idea of why a scribe/historian could divine the... more
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