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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ... LECTURE 1. Before entering upon the Natural History of the human .race, it is indispensably necessary, as a prelimenary step, to examine some points in chronology, and to take a glance at the early history of Egypt. I must show that the Caucasian or White, and the Negro races were distinct at a very remote yldate, and that the Egyptians were Caucasians. Unless this point can be established the contest must be abandoned. In order to show how completely we are left in the dark oa this subject by the Old Testament, it will be necessary to make some allusion to the diversity of chronological computations. The commonly received opinion is that our globe was created 4004 years before Christ, and that the Deluge took place ;234R B. C. These computations let it be remembered, were made by Arch Bishop Usher, were adopted by an Actof the British Parliament and are the dates annexed to our Bibles. Now, no one will pretend that Arch Bishop Usher was inspired, or that there have not been other divines as learned as himself, and still less will any one pretend that the British Parliament is distinguished either for inspiration or piety.-- These dates then, are entitled to no more respect than any other human opinions. Some may be surprised to learn that there are, besides that of Bishop Usher, more than 300 computations for the creation and deluge--these computations too are made by learned divines, and differ at least 1500 years. I will cite a few only of the most prominent, as lam desirous of avoiding prolixity. Creation. Deluge. Exodus. Septuagint, 5586 B. C 3246 B. C. Josephus, 1648 B. C. Hebrew text, 4161 2228 Eng Bible 1491 English Bible 4004 2348 These are sufficient to show how widely the highest and most competent authorities differ on these...

Two Lectures on the Natural History of the Caucasian and Negro Races by Josiah Clark Nott

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