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One Roman writer, Thallus, apparently acknowledged the darkness. He explained it as an eclipse of the sun, presumably to discredit the Christian claims of a miraculous event. Thallus' work is believed to have been written about 52 AD, so it is an important witness to early knowledge of the darkness to the extent we can validate the claim that Thallus wrote ...


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In addition to the other insightful answers, the Book of Mormon records intense earthquakes, fires, and tempest for three hours followed by three days of darkness in the Americas at the time of Christ's death (3 Nephi 8). In reference to caseyr547's answer, the Book of Mormon was, ironically, recorded on gold plates and stored in the earth to keep it safe ...


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Phlegon freedman of the emperor Adrian was born at Tralles in Lydia. He was author of several works one of which was entitled "The Olympiads" or "A Collection of Olympiads and Chronicles" in sixteen books. It was a kind of general history of the world from the first to the two hundred and twenty ninth Olympiad or to the times of Adrian. "In the 4th year ...



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