Seth And The Stars

The beauty of Heaven, the glory of the stars . . .

---Sirach 43:9

 

"Nor can we suppose that Seth was less

instructed . . . the prime cultivator of astronomy . . ."

---James Anderson, The Constitutions Of The Freemasons

 

James Anderson, writing about Freemasonry,

asserted that Seth, son of Adam, cultivated

first knowledge of the stars, now called astronomy;

so much the Heavens were deeply appreciated.

Perhaps he was, by one of Cain's son's, sore abused---

a son of Cain steeped in a braggart's ignorance---

by shrill accusatory without evidence;

which neither courtesy nor reason had excused.

 

Starward

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

Both the King James Version of the Holy Bible, and Anderson's The Constitutions Of The Freemasons are now in the public domain.

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