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Physica Sacra (Sacred Physics) by Johann Scheuchzer (1672-1733), Dueteronomy, fanciful Giraffe and other horned animal representing cloven footed beasts (artiodactyla) that chew the cud (and in the Bible may be eaten). Folio copper engraving drawn by a team of engravers under the direction of Johann Andreas Pfeffel (1674-1748). The goal of Scheuchzer's work was to use the best contemporary science to illuminate the biblical account of human history in a sequence of 745 plates. At the time there was little doubt that science (physica) supported the literal truth of the Biblical chronology of creation and history.
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