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.
2. The ſecond place, was that relation in
Joſhua;
where 'tis mentioned as a Miracle,
That the Sun did ſtand ſtill.
And Joſhua
Joſh. 10.
12, 14,
Galslæus
maintains
the literal
ſenſe of
this place;
towards
the end of
theat trea-
tiſe, which
he calls
Nov. An-
tig. pat.
doctrina.
ſaid, Sun, ſtand thou ſtill upon Gibeon, and
thou Moon in the Valley of Ajalon.
So the
Sun ſtood still in the midst of Heaven, and
haſted not to go down about a whole day.
And
there was no day like that, before it, or after
it.
In which place likewiſe, there are di-
vers phraſes wherein the Holy Ghoſt does
not expreſs things according to their true
nature, and as they are in themſelves;
but
according to their appearances, and as
they are conceived in common opinion.
As,

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