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: Demonstration of the truth of the Christian religion..
: Keith, Alexander. [from old catalog]
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ars,and clusters of stars. Between the result of his observations in seeking to as-certain the construction of the heavens and the Mosaic ac-count of the creation of the heavens, no indistinct analogy,we apprehend, may be traced from first to last, till from themost diffused nebulosity, without form and void, the sun,the moon, and the stars in our firmament shone bright in theheavens, and gave light unto the earth, and the void fluid fromwhich they were formed was condensed in them all, and itsoriginal diffusedness subsisted no more. 1. The fluid nebu-lous matter was diffused, or ivithout form and void. 2. Thewaters were divided from the waters, or the whole amorphous(shapeless) mass was broken up, and one vast nebulosity wasconverted into many jiebulce, and in the sphere of each an ex-pansion or firmament- was stretched out. 3. The waters weregathered together into one place, till each in its order became * P. 52, 53, 54. f Phil. Trans. 1814, p. 261. X Phil. Trans. 1814, p. 251. piy.
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OF THE OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES* 139 a consolidated globe. And, 4, Other suns and systems beingsimultaneously formed, the word of God had effect, and fromthe once void and formless mass, which in the beginning con-stituted the substance of the unformed heavens and earth;the sun, the moon, and the stars (See Plate V.) were broughtforth in their order; and the heavens were garnished by thesame Spirit of the Lord which moved at first upon the faceof the deep. And God said, Let the ivaters* bring forth abundantly themoving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above theearth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created greatwhales, and every living creature that moveth, which the watersbrought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowlafter his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God blessedthem, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the ivaters in theseas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and themorning were the fifth day. Ver. 20,
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