Francis Walsh The antedeluvian world

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The antedeluvian world

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1743 Excerpt: ...or Covenant to be fulfilled, it's requisite that it be done by some-Novelty, or The Antedilzwian W orld, Scc. 1 9 5 the whole antediluvian Globe was this TraCt of Ground, or particular Region fituated, which is called Paradise? To which I answer: The terrestrial Paradise was fituated in the southerr-1 Hemisphere of the Earth, or, (which is the same) beyond the E-quator; tho' we do not find in what individual Part of that Hemisphere it was fituatcd. This Opinion is grounded upon three Reasons; the first is, that of all the divers Opinions of such Au-thors and Divines as placed Paradise in some particular Region, or other of this known terraqucous Globe, not one an-swers in the least the Sacred History and Pha:nomena's of Paradise. The second is, that the said Situation of Paradise in the southern Hemisphere flxlly agree with our Hypothefis of the antediluvian Earth, being divided into two Hemispheres, as into two divers Orbs, or Worlds, even according to the Sayings of the antient Heathens, Philosophers, Historians, and Poets. The third is, that all the anti-ent Fathers, or at least most of them that ever determined the Region of Pa-radise, did place it out of our Orb, in as much as they say that Adam was expelled out of Paradise into another Orb, O 2 01' called two Worlds. These two Orbs, or Worlds, were nothing else than two Hemispheres of the same terrestrial Globe, the southern and the northern Hemis-phere, or their temperate and habitable Parts, being disjoyned and entirely sepa-rated from one another, by the inter-position of the torrid zone, by means of which there was no Pafi'-age from one Hemispherc to the other: for the Situ-ation of the antediluvian Earth being right, in regard to the Sun, as was said, chap. 8. and no Waters, or Rivers reach-ing t...

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