Wilkins, John, A discovery of a new world : or a discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another Habitable World in the Moon ; with a discourse concerning the Probability of a Passage thither; unto which is added, a discourse concerning a New Planet, tending to prove, that 'tis probable our earth is one of the Planets

Page concordance

< >
Scan Original
151 139
152 140
153 141
154 142
155 143
156 144
157 145
158 146
159 147
160 148
161 149
162 150
163 151
164 152
165 153
166 154
167 155
168 156
169 157
170 158
171 159
172 160
< >
page |< < (73) of 370 > >|
That the Earth may be a Planet.
and it abideth. Thus likewiſe, Pſal. 104. 5.
Who laid the Foundations of the Earth, that it
ſhould not be removed for ever.
The latter of
which, being well weighed in its Original,
(ſaith Mr.
Fuller) does in three emphatical
Miſcel l.1.
words, ſtrongly conclude the Earth's im-
As firſt, when he ſays, רט’ fundavit, he
hath founded it:
wherein it is implied, that
it does not change its place.
To which may
be added all thoſe Texts, which ſo frequent-
ly ſpeak of the Foundations of the Earth;
alſo that expreſſion of the Pſalmiſt, where
he mentions the Pillars of the Earth, Pſalm.
75. 3.
The ſecond word is (ה’גרבמ), tranſla-
ted Baſis;
and by the Septuagint, ’{ἐπὶ} τ{ιὼ}
ασφάλ{ει}αν ὰυτῦs;
; that is, he hath founded
it upon its own firmneſs;
and therefore it is
altogether without motion.
The third expreſſion is טומת♑לב, from
the Root, טומ, which ſignifies declinare;
implying, that it could not wag with the
leaſt kind of declination.
To theſe I anſwer ſeverally:
Firſt, For the word, רם’ fundavit, It can-
not be underſtood properly, as if the natu-
tural Frame of the Earth, like other artiſi-
cial Buildings, did need any bottom to up-
hold it;
for he hangeth the Earth upon no-
thing, Job 26.
7. But it is a Metaphor, and
ſignifies God's placing or ſcituating this
Globe of Land and Water.
As David tells
us of the Pillars of the Earth:
ſo Job men-

Text layer

  • Dictionary

Text normalization

  • Original


  • Exact
  • All forms
  • Fulltext index
  • Morphological index