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The most commonly observed sundials are those in which the shadow-casting style is fixed in position and aligned with the Earth's rotational axis.........On any given day, the Sun appears to rotate uniformly about this axis, at about 15° per hour, making a full circuit (360°) in 24 hours. A linear gnomon aligned with this axis will cast a sheet of shadow (a half-plane) that, falling opposite to the Sun
Originally posted by jackflap
My curiosity was peeked when someone on another thread mentioned that there were no scriptures relating to time travel.
... the theory of relativity states that as the velocity of an object nears the speed of light, time slows down.
2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
YUSUFALI: He rules (all) affairs from the heavens to the earth: in the end will (all affairs) go up to Him, on a Day, the space whereof will be (as) a thousand years of your reckoning.
PICKTHAL: He directeth the ordinance from the heaven unto the earth; then it ascendeth unto Him in a Day, whereof the measure is a thousand years of that ye reckon.
SHAKIR: He regulates the affair from the heaven to the earth; then shall it ascend to Him in a day the measure of which is a thousand years of what you count.
Translations of Qur'an, Surah 32:5
THE SUNDIAL/STEPS OF AHAZ
Benjamin Disraeli wrote, “Who gains time gains everything”. Yet in the Bible, a miracle was described not by the gain of time, but rather by the loss of “ten steps” of time. This is the Biblical account of the miracle of King Ahaz’s sundial as described in II Kings 20: 8-11.
Originally posted by jackflap
Alright I had this on my mind for a while. I read the book of Kings one and two quite a few times. I always remembered the story of God making a sun dial go back ten degrees and wondered if it was proof of time travel.
My curiosity was peeked when someone on another thread mentioned that there were no scriptures relating to time travel. I did a bunch of searches on this and only found a few very bizarre sites and some that I would have to pay for to read. So here is the story in a nutshell.
2 Kings 20:1 1 In those days was Hezeki'ah sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in order; for thou shalt die, and not live.
So the king was sick and was told he would die. He prayed to God for some more time and God granted it to him. As a sign God said He would move the shadow on the sun dial back ten degrees because everyone knows that it is impossible.
2 Kings 20:8-11 8 And Hezeki'ah said unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day? 9 And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees? 10 And Hezeki'ah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees. 11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.
Now after this the King had been given fifteen years. Does anyone know anything about sun dials? Would the amount of ten degrees actually be fifteen years? Or was the amount of degrees insignificant to the time he was given?