And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man’s hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed. Ezekiel 40:5.
Here the reader will find some of the measures of our earthly ponds and platform. The calculations given are the consequence of some premises I’m going to expose in this week blog article. Here I will consider Ezekiel’s book at chapter one and his vision of the four wheels with smaller wheels in their midst (1:16). Morover, I will give reasons for Cosmas Indicopleustis’ belief about the rectangular shape as the basic pattern of the earth. Read more
True wisdom has built its house ; it has hewn out its seven pillars. Proverbs 9:1
Where did you happen to be when I founded the earth? Who set its measurements, in case you know and who stretched out upon it the measuring line? Into what have its socket pedestals been sunk down and who laid its cornerstone? Job 38:4-6
If the heavens up above could be measured and the foundations of the earth below could be searched out… Jeremy 31:35-37
Magic squares are squares that contain particular numbers arranged in equal rows and columns such that the sum of each row and column (and sometimes diagonal) are the same.
The earliest known magic square appeared in China dating back to at least 650 B.C.E.(Lo Shu and the tortoise who could talk with a boy after the flood), but magic squares were represented also in Persia, India, Arabia and Europe. Read more
…and the queen gave birth to a son who was named Asterion… Apollodorus
Phalaris’s Brazen Bull
Story goes that Phalaris, tyrant of Akragas, a Greek city on the southern cost of Sicily, in today’s territory of Agrigentum, commanded Perillos to invent and design a new torture device for executing criminals. According to Diodorus Siculus, recounting the story in Bibliotheca Historica, Perillos of Athens proposed to Phalaris a bull that was made entirely of bronze, hollow, with a door in one side. The condemned was locked inside the belly of the bull and fire was set under it, heating the metal until the person inside roasted to death. Read more