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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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38:24 Distributed - In the air, and upon the face of the earth. This is variously distributed in the world, shining in one place and time, when it doth not shine in another, or for a longer time, or with greater brightness and power than it doth in another. All which are the effects of God's infinite wisdom and power, and such as were out of Job's reach to understand. Which - Which light scattereth, raises the east - wind, and causes it to blow hither and thither upon the earth? For as the sun is called by the poets, the father of the winds, because he draws up those exhalations which give matter to the winds, so in particular the east - wind is often observed to rise together with the sun.
odette boily's comment on 2011-09-14 11:55:45:
In Job 38:24 we read: By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
When this was first written nobody ever dreamed of the spectroscope, for it was not invented until 1859. The modern astronomer now breaks up a ray of light from some distant star into bands of color like a rainbow and by these color band read the secret of the skies. In its simplest form, the spectroscope consists of two small telescopes with a glass prism mounted between their object glasses.
When a beam of light enters through a narrow slit in the first telescope, its rays are rendered parallel by the object glasses. The parallel rays then pass through the prism, where they are bent or refracted at different angles, and pass out of the prism at different angles, spreading out the colors into a spectrum as the observer sees them through the second telescope. This is what the raindrops in the air do to the sunlight to give us the magnificent rainbow spectrum arching the sky. So it is by the spectroscope, like a pair of giant spectacles, that astronomers read the secret of the skies. The Bible was right all the time- light is parted.
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