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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That the Earth may be a Planet.
interpret that place in Micah 6. 2. where ’tis
ſaid, Hear, O ye Mountains, the Lord's Con-
troverſy, and ye ſtrong Foundations of the
Earth.
So Pſal. 82. 5. The Foundations of the
Earth are out of courſe:
And in 1 Sam 2. 8.
they are called Pillars; For the Pillars of the
Earth are the Lords, and he bath ſet the VVorld
upon them.
Hence it is, that the Hebrews
derive their word for Maſter, or Lord;

ſrom a Root which ſignifies a Baſis, or Bot-
tom, ןולא ab ןלא.
And the Greek word
Etymol,
mag.
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}.
But now,
none of all the ſeveral interpretations of this
phraſe, will in the leaſt manner conduce
to the confirmation of the preſent Argu-
ment.
As for the ſecond word, העובמ, Baſis
ejus.
I anſwer, The proper ſignification of
it, is, locus diſpoſitus, ſedes, or ſtatio, an
appointed Seat or Station;
and according
to this ſenſe, is it moſt frequently uſed in
Scripture.
And thereſore, the Heavens are
ſometimes called, ן'במ, the Seat of God's
Habitation.
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
Heavens.
The third expreſſion is טומתלב, that
it ſhould not be moved from the Primitive
, טומ which does not ſignify barely to move,

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