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

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            interpret that place in Micah 6.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3777" xml:space="preserve">2. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3778" xml:space="preserve">where ’tis
            ſaid, Hear, O ye Mountains, the Lord's Con-
            troverſy, and ye ſtrong Foundations of the
            Earth. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3779" xml:space="preserve">So Pſal.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3780" xml:space="preserve">82.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3781" xml:space="preserve">5. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3782" xml:space="preserve">The Foundations of the
            Earth are out of courſe: </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3783" xml:space="preserve">And in 1 Sam 2.</s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3784" xml:space="preserve">8.
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3785" xml:space="preserve">they are called Pillars; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3786" xml:space="preserve">For the Pillars of the
            Earth are the Lords, and he bath ſet the VVorld
            upon them. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3787" xml:space="preserve">Hence it is, that the Hebrews
            derive their word for Maſter, or Lord; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3788" xml:space="preserve">
            ſrom a Root which ſignifies a Baſis, or Bot-
            tom, ןולא ab ןלא. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3789" xml:space="preserve">And the Greek word
              <note position="right" xlink:label="note-0255-01" xlink:href="note-0255-01a" xml:space="preserve">Etymol,
            for King, does, in its Primitives, import as
            much as the Foundation of the People, βά-
            {οι}λ{οι}ς, quaſi βά{οι}ς τ{οῦ} λα{οῦ}. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3790" xml:space="preserve">But now,
            none of all the ſeveral interpretations of this
            phraſe, will in the leaſt manner conduce
            to the confirmation of the preſent Argu-
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3791" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3792" xml:space="preserve">As for the ſecond word, העובמ, Baſis
            ejus. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3793" xml:space="preserve">I anſwer, The proper ſignification of
            it, is, locus diſpoſitus, ſedes, or ſtatio, an
            appointed Seat or Station; </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3794" xml:space="preserve">and according
            to this ſenſe, is it moſt frequently uſed in
            Scripture. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3795" xml:space="preserve">And thereſore, the Heavens are
            ſometimes called, ן'במ, the Seat of God's
            Habitation. </s>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3796" xml:space="preserve">And for this reaſon likewiſe,
            do Aquila and Symmachus traſlate it by the
            word ἕδ{ὲα}, a Seat, or appointed ſcituati-
            on, which may as well be attributed to the
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3797" xml:space="preserve"/>
            <s xml:id="echoid-s3798" xml:space="preserve">The third expreſſion is טומתלב, that
            it ſhould not be moved from the Primitive
            , טומ which does not ſignify barely to </s>