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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...we may assume, that they descended from the Piace where the ark rested into the vallev-regions below, and following the course of some stream which they would naturally meet with (as a vallev generally supposes a stream), they woiua m process of time have reached the sea, unless for special reasons thry had been induced to take up their residence in some suitable intervenmg country. And that this was the case in the present instance is the express assertion of the text. They stayed their course in the plains of Shinar. Now the country of Armenia, in some part of which the mountains of Ararat were situated, consists of two principal valleys or plains of inclination, viz. that of the Araxes towards the north and the east, and that of the Euphrates to wards the south and the west; in'oono or the other of which flow all the streams of the country. In their descent into the plain country, therefore, the emigrants must have arrived, soon er or later, on the banks of one of these two rivers, and they would naturally have followed its course downwards, until they reached the point of their adopted residence. That it was not the Araxes on whose banks the company arrived is clear, the course of that river being not from the east but from the west; so that by following stream, they would have been led, not into a plain, but into the mountainous country of Azerbijan, and ere long to the banks of the Caspian. It would seem therefore that the Noachidse could not have done otherwise than reacb the banks of the Euphrates, and follow the course of that river downwards; and one has only to look at a map ol Asia to see that the direction of lhe Euphrates, that is, of its eastern branch, the Morad, or eastern Phrat, is for a great distance almost directly 'from the...
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