Light travels in a path was
foretold in the Bible hundreds
of years before scientists discovered it

Excerpt from pages 132 - 133 of Bert Thompson, Ph.D's book entitled Christian Evidences:

Concerning light and darkness, the Lord asked Job: "Where is the way to the dwelling of light? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof?" (Job 38:19). Light is said to dwell in a "way" [Hebrew, derek - literally a "traveled path or road" (cf. Genesis 16:7)]. Darkness, however, is said to be a "place" [Hebrew, maqom - literally a "place, a spot, as standing" (cf. Genesis 1:9, 28:11)]. Dr. Morton points out: "Until the seventeenth century, it was believed that light was transmitted instantaneously. Then Sir Isaac Newton suggested that light was composed of small particles which travel in a straight line. Christian Huygens proposed the wave theory of light. Olaus Roemer measured the velocity of light as evidenced by its delay as it traveled through space" (op. cit., p 31).

Scientists now know that light is a form of energy called radiant energy, and that it travels in electromagnetic waves at the speed of approximately 186,000 miles per second (660 million m.p.h.) in a straight line. For example, it takes about 8 minutes for light to travel its "path" from the Sun to the Earth. Indeed, there is a "way" of light. How did the Bible writers know that? Another lucky guess?

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