[Review of Illustrations of Biblical Literature, by James Townley] [3/4]
Biblical Authority, Museums, Mineralogy, Natural History, Comparative Anatomy, Dissection
Describes the difficulties experienced by Martin Luther in identifying precious stones, animals, and anatomical structures mentioned in the Bible. Luther had recourse through Georg Spalatin to the collection of gems of Elector Friedrich III of Saxony, and 'employed butchers to dissect different animals, at his own house, that by examining their different parts, he might accurately express the sacrificial terms' (579).
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