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Friday, June 22nd, 2007
Isaac Newton at Hebrew University
Manuscripts of Sir Isaac Newton – never before revealed to the public – are on show at the Jewish National and University Library at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem until July 17:
The manuscripts include details of Newton's alchemy experiments, his interest in ancient history and apocalyptic prophecies. Furthermore, they reveal his decipherings of what he considered to be ''secret knowledge'' – knowledge encoded in the sacred texts of ancient cultures and other historical records – including his attempts to extract scientific information from the biblical and Talmudic descriptions of the Tabernacle and the Temple. Newton's writings on Judeo-Christian prophecy reveal that he thought of himself as a kind of prophet.
Digitized manuscripts are available, e.g.
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