Job The Book of Job is not only the finest expression of the Hebrew poetic genius; it must also be accorded a place among the greatest masterpieces of world literature. The work is grouped with Proverbs and Ecclesiastes as a product of the wisdom movement, even though it contains what might be called an anti-wisdom strain in that the hero protests vehemently against the rationalistic ethics of the sages. Yet it is the supreme example among ancient texts of speculative wisdom in which a man attempts to understand and respond to the human situation in which he exists.
Austin and Mark L. These authors published a simplified, less technical version of this paper in under the title "Are Earthquakes Signs of the End Times?: Many of the same writers and teachers claim that the decade of the s has experienced a pronounced increase in both Earthquake review of related literature frequency and intensity of earthquakes as compared to the earlier decades of the twentieth century.
This coincidence of Jesus' prophetic statement and recent seismic events is viewed by these writers and teachers as clear demonstration of the nearness of the return of Christ.
Hal Lindsey, the world's best known Bible prophecy teacher and author of 17 books on prophecy, writes in one of his latest books: Earthquakes continue to increase in frequency and intensity, just as the Bible predicts for the last days before the return of Christ.
History shows that the number of killer quakes remained fairly constant until the s - averaging between two to four per decade.
In the s, there were nine. In the s, there were From throughthere have been more than In his book Planet Earth A. Jeffrey, another Bible prophecy teacher and author of nine best-selling books, could be the source of Lindsey's statistics.
Two years before Lindsey's statement was published, Jeffrey wrote: From to it averaged three major quakes per decade.
From the increase became awesome with 9 killer quakes in the 's; 13 in the 60's; 56 in the 's and an amazing 74 major quakes in the 's. Finally, in the 's, as [sic] the present rate, we will experience major killer quakes in this decade Source: Church and Gary Stearman, editors of the magazine Prophecy in the News, argued that data show a pronounced increase in the frequency of the largest earthquakes in the s.
Church writes of a distinct increase in our century.
According to that newspaper the number of Richter magnitude 6. When several readers of Stearman's article confronted him with much more earthquake data than in the mysterious citation from the newspaper, he apologized in print for the bad statistics, but, then, after his apology, reaffirmed that earthquakes are indeed increasing.
Adequate reason is not given as to why the conclusion of the government report i. These new statistics are used to indicate a very large increase in earthquake frequency in the s: Well, according to sources from Energy, Mines and Resources Canada there were, from toabout 48 earthquakes that registered at 6.
This is an average of 6 per decade. From to there were 33 earthquakes measuring 6. This is an average of 17 per decade. From January to July there were 10 earthquakes of 6. This is 10 major earthquakes in just six months.
And from July to October there were earthquakes which measured at 6. This averages out to per decade. Again, details are lacking. In light of such slipshod documentation, we are concerned about the widespread claim within the Christian community that earthquakes are on the increase.
Can these recent statements be supported by rigorous documentation?
Or have the deployment of more seismographs during the last few decades made detection and cataloging of earthquakes more complete, thereby enhancing the perception of increase? Does the public have the perception that earthquakes are on the increase because earthquakes now afflict our larger urbanized populations, and, therefore, are more often reported by the media?
We believe the public perception and media characterization promotes the self-sustaining "urban legend" even among the Christian Church.
We will cite data that directly confront the urban legend. It started with nine seismograph stations in that were capable of detecting, locating and measuring earthquakes of magnitude 7. As a result, major earthquakes have been monitored globally and continuously for more than years.
Today a network of more than 4, seismograph stations is locating and measuring more than 10, events with magnitude less than 5. Global earthquake data for the century have been synthesized and are available from several sources.
These are usually extensive lists giving each earthquake as a time, location and magnitude. Before we look to the earthquake data of the twentieth century for possible increase in frequency and magnitude, we need to be able to evaluate the suitability of catalog data.
Three important properties are required of data used for frequency analysis.A comparative study on earthquake-related literature published in medical journals Article · Literature Review in Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 2(4) · November with Reads.
Mar 14, · 5) "Quake" by Rudolph Wurlitzer. Set in the late s, in Hollywood, Wurlitzer's novel is a phantasmagoria that unfolds across the landscape of a broken city, in which narrative, never solid to begin with, has deserted the survivors of a massive earthquake.
Literature Review: Tides & Earthquakes Posted on March 23, by Mika After discussing how supermoon was not going to kill us all, Donald-the-linguist and Jon-the-astrophysicist became so intrigued by the relationship between tides and earthquakes that I had to pull together a literature review on the topic for them.
r-bridal.com OF LITERATURE. INTRODUCTION. Earthquakes result from the sudden movement of tectonic plates in the earth's crust.
The movement takes place at fault lines, and the energy released is transmitted through the earth in the form of waves that causes ground motion many miles from the epicenter. Figure 1 describes the search strategy. The literature search was conducted in September 85 articles in English, and articles and 13 books in Japanese, were eligible for inclusion in the review .
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