Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) dedicated his life to finding out if there really were “paths of the sea” as stated in Psalm 8:8. During a long illness, Maury's son read the Bible to him and Maury was drawn to this verse. After recovering, he began to make the study of the oceans his life's passion.

Maury was the first to recognize that the seas contained circulating systems with interaction between wind and water. He spent decades collecting thousands of ships logs from captains and compiling their weather/travel information into a systematic understanding of the ocean's circulating patterns.

His book on physical oceanography is still considered the foundational textbook on this subject. In 1927, the United States Naval Institute issued a book by C.L. Lewis titled Matthew Fontaine Maury: Pathfinder of the Seas, which describes Maury's work and inspiration. Maury trusted God's Word and as a result, developed the science of oceanography.

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, February 26.

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