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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24666That the Earth may be a Planet.
That the Scripture, in its proper conſtru-
ction, does not any where affirm the
Immobility of the Earth.
THe ſame Anſwer which was inſiſted on
before, concerning the conformity of
Scripture-expreſſions, to Mens capacity and
common opinion, may well enough ſatisfy
all thoſe Arguments, which ſeem thence to
affirm the Earth's ſetledneſs and immobili-
ſince this is as well agreeable to out-
ward appearance, and vulgar apprehenſion,
as the other.
But now, for more full ſatisfaction, I
ſhall ſet down the particular places that are
urged for it;
which being throughly exa-
mined, we may plainly diſcern, that none
of them, in their proper meaning, will ſerve
to infer any ſuch concluſion.
One of theſe ſayings, is that of the
Sacr. Phil.
c.ip. 62.
Preacher, Eccleſ.
1. 4. One Generation com-
eth, and another paſſeth, but the Earth en-
dureth for ever;
where the original word is,
תרטע, and the vulgar, ſtat;
from whence
our Adverſaries conclude, that it is moveable.
I anſwer: The meaning of the word, as
it is here applied, is permanet;
or as

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