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*'• thefonneof 5/w«0K, compelled them to accept both the Icwifb Dominion and Reli-

gion : afterwhichthey were reckoned amongfl: the lewes. Of the Idumxans were
h T.Sam.i^. theAmalekites, ^ delhoyedby San/. They were South from luda. ' Eliphaz, the
ilehm.n. Themanite, it feemcth, was of ^'/'/w his generation, and of the right Religion. The
Idumxans, Moabites, and Ammonites,are by fome pla<;ed in Arabia, of which I will

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not conrend : I heeremention thcm,as both borderers andfubieft; to the Ifraclites j
of which wee reade much in the Scripture ; httle clle- where that nuketh to our pur-
pofe* South from Amalek was Kcdar,a Countrcy abounding with flockcs ofShcepc
and Goates. But I may not now dwell wf^f Tents of Kedar, till I come to the If-
maelites.

° On theEaft-fideof thcLakeof Sodome, is thatRegion which the Moabitcs o Moabites
(fo often in Scripture mentioned) fometimes inhabited : and before them the E- ^Wadiankes.
mims, which were Gyants, tall as the Anakims, T)et:t. a. lo, TheMoabites wcte
the pofteriiie of Lot, by mceft with his daughter, l' CMonb had on the Eaft p AiiasMon-
the Mountaines of Horeb; on the Weft the fait Sea, and part of Jordan; Ar- tanm,
iion on the South, and tlic North border ftretched fromlabbok to the Mountaines
of Pifga. That part of their Countrcy, betwecnclabbok and Arnon, 5;6«>»King
of the Amorites had taken from them, andloft againetothe Ifraelites. HdLicthtw
King fearins:; to lofe the reft, lent for Balaam the Wizard to curfc the Ifraelites j
who yet, by Diuine power, was forced to blcfle them. Yet the luftre of B.il.tcs
promifes fo dazelcd his eyes, that q hcc\.%\\^i Balac to fut aJliml^lir,g-blocke be. axpocii^
fore thelftaelitef , and by fending amnngft them their women, to draw them to
carnall and fpirituall whoredonie; fo to prouoke the wrath of G o d s iealoufie
a"ainl]thcm. But the zea'eot ThineasikzyzA it ; and Balaam, in his returne home-
ward to his Countrey of Mefopotamia, was flaine by the Ifraelites among the Ma-
dianites, pertakers with the Moabitesin 'Balaitms idolatrous proieit. Thefe Ma-
dianitcs defcended ci ttAbrahain, ^ by Keturah , and dwelt in a part of Arabia, r Mtrahatni
neere to the Moabites, on the Eaft. Someofthcm dvvelt ncere to Mount Sinai, children by
Exodm 2. i;. and in the Defart, on theEaft-fidc of the Red Sea. Their migbtie lv«-'"''wcrc
Armie was miraculoufly dcftroyed by ' the Sword of the Lord, a>id Gedcon. ^'^''•^" ''^j^^j
TheMoabites were fubicfled to Ifraclby2)<«<i/^,aodro continued to the Kings of fitv,">;;"
Samaria, till, that State being rent, they freed themfelues. It feemeththey wor- ihcthiWrenof
{hipped, the Sunne : as the names Ktrcherefcth, "Bith-Baalmeon, and BaUcs high theEaft,which
places doe fliew, and wee haucobferued before in the worfliippe of 5^/ and Baal, inhabited the
^k'iwo/i!)wasanotherldollof theirs, to \\\\\c\\ S alomon built an high place. Tehor belwe°/ife"thc
alfojand "Baal-pehor, and the reft, whofe Rites are now rotten, and the memoric Moabucs Am
worncout. monites,&the

In their Rebellion Ag2iin(\ lehoram King ofTfrael , hee and IchoJJ^aphat, Psrfiansand
King of luda, with the King or Vice-roy of idumoea, went to recouer them by ? T^^P''
force. The Moabite , in defpaire, offered a bloudie Sacrifice of his cldeft (onne ta^"i\ to the°"
and heirc; or, as TremelUin readcthit, ^ The Kiigof Edoras fofine: which can- pcrfian culfe,
fed the Ifraelites to returne. The Ammonites and Moabites might not enter in-i Ai.Mont.cliA-
to the Congregation of God, vnto the tenth Generation, becaufc "they met not "■'""•
the Ifraelites with bread atsdvuater t/i their way , when thej came out of t^gyp, and ™-7-^o^
for hiring ^:ihzm agairji them. u4rtM C^'Iontanus faith, That the Moabitcs were „ pf^i j, *,
circumcifed inimitationof the Ifraelites, but worfliipped not their God, but their xTheAmmo-
owne Idols. niceifucccc-

* The Ammonites (their brethren in the cuill both of Lot their father, and their "^"theGj.
owne) inhabited Northward from Moab ; on the Eaft were the Hils Acrabim; on ^"^zum^ f -
the Weft the Amoritc;thehils Luith,Balan,&c.madeitav3l!ey. Their chiefeCitie dcm. i.io. '
was Rabbath, after called Philadelphia, Thefe Ammonites had beenetroublefomc y lud.n.^.',
to the lfraelites,inthc times of y /irjj^f(?andof ^ Saul. And afterjIJ^T^.'^iniuftrc- ■' ' s.vn.ix.
uenge, for violating the Law of Nations.dcftroycd them. (Jlfc/«6/7,or/l/i.'/r^9», was ^ T-titrt.m
their Idol!, which is fuppofed ' to be S^it^rwf, whofe bloudie butcherly facrifices are ,',i,ifi,'[a '' ' '
keforelpokcn of. It was a hollow Image (faith ^ Lyra) of Copper,in forme of a man. b Ly/a in Leu,
In the hollow concauitie was made afire, with which the Idoll being heated, they 18.
put a child into his armes, and the Pricftsmadefuch a noyfe with their Timbrels,
that the cries of the childc might not moue the parents to compaffion, but they
fliould rather thinke the childes foule recciued of the God into reft and peace : others '^ "^'f^-'" ■^^■
« adde. That this Molochhi,^ fcucn Boomcs,Chan)bcrs,or Ambries therein ; one for n/eni.ivhtisf'

K Meale;



pS 0/TaUJ}ina,and the fir Jl inhabitants thereof ^<(j; c, C h a p .1 8.

Meale; a fccond for Turtles; athirdforShcepe; the fourth recciued a Rammc; the
fift a Calfc ; the fixt an Oxe : if a man would offer fonne or daughtcr,thc feuenth was
rcadic f»r that cruelticSome intcrprete Moloch and Remfhan.AB.'j. to be the Sunnc
' Lib.Sitthe- andMoone. The Talmudifh * would perfwadc men that they did not burne their
drm.vid.P.aic. children in this Moloch-facrifice, but onely the father tooke his children and moued
prxc.pnhtb.^o. them toandfrothorowthe fire, Doneotherwifcthenatthis timeon Saint Ioh» Bap~
%^reh /»}?/ day, when the Sunnepaffeththorow Cancer, children rfe to leapethorow bone-

fires. But both Scripture and Heathen Authors write othcrwifc.
dP.AUrt.ln There was a valley ncere Hicrufalem (fometimepofleffed by the fonne of d Hik-

iPiegA.chyir. „g^'^ where the Hebrcwes built a notorious high place to cMoloch : it was on
Onom.!lt. ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ South part of the Citie. It was alfo called Topheth, or Tymbrell, of

that Tymbrell-Rite. which thofe Cornbantes and bloudie Prieftes did vfe; or elfc
c /fc/.ji.gi. for the fpacioufheffe of it . = Itremie prophccieth. That it fhould bee called the
Valley of flaughter, becaufeof the iudgemcnts for the idolatrous high places in
it. Vpon the pollution hereof, by flaughter and burialls, it grew fo execrable,
that Hell inherited the fame name, called Gehenna, of this place :firft, of the low-
ncffe, being a Valley : fecondly, for the Fire, which heerc the children , there the
wicked, fultaine : thirdly, bccaufe all the filth was caft out of the Citie hither, it fec-
med they held lomerefeniblance. The Ammonites alfo were (as CMontanm affir-
* ytAeiypt^, meth)''crcumcifcd.

Arabesyt^-c. ' ^<^«ij»j« was the fonne of ^^<«w, Father of many Nations, as f cJ^f<;/f/ declarcth,
fGw.io.iy, StdomadHethyfelfu/ic, Emoriy GirgafhAt , Htvi , t^lrkj, Siei , tyirvacLi^Zemuri^
Hamatbt; themoftof which were expelled their Countrey, flaine or made Tribu-
taric by the Ifraelites. Thcirbordcr was from Sidon to Gaza Weft, and on the Eaft
^ Antiq lueLi'ic. ^^^^ from Sodomc to Laflia or Callyrrhoe. 5 tAriM CMontanns is of opinion,
1ib.},ciif,7, that according to the number of the twclue Tribes of Ifrael, fo were the people
of Canaan : and therefore to thofe eleuen befoic rehearfed, he addeth their Father
Canaan, who left his name to them all; and where hee lined, retained a part to
himfelfe, betweene the Philiftims and Amorites . Of thofe his fonnes, Sidoa , the
cldeft, inhabited the Sea- coaft : aixd Eaftward from him Htth, vnto the hill Gilboa :
of him came the Hittites. lehtu went further, on the right-hand : Emer uihabited
th? mid-land Countrey Weftward from the lebulites. The Girgafliite dwelt aboue
the Hittite, next to Jordan, and the Lake Chinereth (fo called, becaufc it rcfcmbleth
the forme ofaHarpe) after called Gennezareth. The Hevite or Hivite inhabited be-
tweene the Amoritc and the Phijiftim. ThcArkitepoffcfled the rootes of Libanus.
" TheSinite dwelt beyond the Hittite, Eaftward, neerer to lordan. y4r«.j;i; enioyed i he
Countrey next to the Wilderneflc of Cades. Zemnrt obtained the Hils, called of him
Semaraim. The Hamathite poflefted the Countrey nigh to the Fountaincs of lordan.
As for themoft notable Mountaincs and Cities, which each ofthefe Families enioy-
ed, they whlfh will, may reade further in the fame Author.

Of thefe and their ancient Religions and Polities we fiade little or nothing but in
the Scripture, where the Lord teftifieth, that for their finnes//;? Landfpitedthim out.
h Exp»(!t:tpad Some ofthcm (as fame thinke) fled into Africa: viherce^ugfifline^ faith, that the
Hom.'mhoat. Countrey people, inhabiting neereHippon, called thcmfelues in their Punicke Lan-
guage (^handni.

Proccfita , in the fourth booke of the Vandalc Warrc, affirmeth. That all the
Sea-coaft, in thofe times, from Sidonto Egypt, was called Phoenicia : and chat
when/eyj«4inu3dedthem, they left their Countrey, and fled into Egypt, and there
multiplied, pierced further into Africa; where they pofleflcd all that Trrxfl, vnto
the Pillars of Hercules , fpeaking halfe Phoenician. They built the Citie Tinge c>r
Tangerin Numidia, where were two pillars of white ftone, placed ncere to a great
Fountaine, in which, in the Phoenician Tongue, was ingrauen : (Ve are Canaa-
Mites, whom 1 o shy A the Theefe chafedawajr.'Which if it were fo, the name of Her-
cules might therefore be afcribcd to thofe Pillars^ as accounted the chiefe Phoenician
Idolli

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Thilo ■ (or the Author ofthofe fabulous Antiquities) faith, That the Ifraclites « Vfeudo Thite,
found,amongthcAmorites,feucn golden Images, called A^'w^p^r J, which, asOra- ^e^^t-Bib.
clcs, directed them in their aft^^iies, and wrought wonders : theworke oi (^unaany
J>hHt,Selath,'^ebroth, £/<jr^,'Z>f/i'<«f, of admirable workmanfliip, yeelding light
in the night, by venue of certaine ftones, which could not by mettall be broken, or
pierced, or be confumcd by fire, but muft needs haue an Angell to buric them in the
depth of theSea,and there/errif;f?»//i?.

This people was not vtterly at once dcftroyed, butfometime, asinthedayes of
k labin and Sifera^ conquered their Conquerours, and retained fome power and k lud.^.%.
name of a people, till the times of 1>atud, who dcftroyed the Icbufitcs, and dwelt
in the Fort ofSion, calling it after his owne name, • The Citie of I>^«/</. And in \iSimt~,
the Avjt%oi Salomo:i, Pharao, King of Egypt, tookeand burnt Gezcr, and flew
the Canaanites that dwelt in the Citie, andgaue it for aprefent to his daughter,
Salomons v:\ic. And all the people that were left of the Amoritcs, Hittitcs,
Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebufitcs, whom the children of Ifrael were
not abletodeffroy, thofedid Salomon mzke tributaries vnto this '
day. I. King. p. 16. 20. 21. Thepofleritie of thefc/fr«<»»f/

of Salomon are mentioned "> among the Ifrae= mKebe,7,fo4

Ikes, which returned from the Babylo-
nian Captiuitie, and accrcwed
into one People with
them.




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OF THE HEBREWE

NATION, AND RELIGION

Form The Beginning

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Chap. I.
The Pyefscefffthis Bofike : aftda Defcript/o» ofthe Region of Palefiina^fime
cdledludina^andnow TerraSanlla.

N the former booke we haiie traced the foot-fteps of
Religion, following her in her wanderings from the
truth,andher felfe through diners Nations, till we
czmz\niothis Lani , {ommmc flowing rvith mUke
^»i/;(7»f7 who fcfirft inhabitants we iafttooke view
of The Hebrewes were, by the Soueraigne Lord of
all, made heiresoftheir labours, and poflefledboth
their place and wealth: Houfesani Cities which theji
Imildednot^ XJineyards which they fluntednot , and
which ismore, thefewerea type vntothem of the
true and heauenly Countrcy, which not by their
merits , but by the meere niercie of the Promifer,
theyfhouldenioy. Thefe did God chufe out of all the kindreds of the earth, to make,
vntohimftlfe '^aKingdome of PricJls,aholy NAtion^ and his chitfe treafure ahoue all g^Exod\ii < i:
feoflCfthoHgh all the CMthbc his : Hf made them the keepers ^ «f his Grades, beCiowhig bKom.l.z',
on them <: the s^doptioft,a>;d the (jlorie^andthe (^onenants^andtiegii'tiitg of the Law^and
the Seruice ofCjod,and the promifes : of whom were the Fathers^ atjd of whom concerning, '9-^-J-

thefl'fl} C^rtfl came,who is Cjodoner a!l,blelfed for eticr, ty4mef). Thefe things were not
onely communicated, butappropriatcd to them : ^ He [hewed hiswordvnto lacob, his <p,,
Jiatntes ij«d his iudge?Ke»tsV!ito/frael -.He dealt not fo with anylSl^c.tioft , neyiher hadthe
heathen knowledge of his lawes : he was their preregatiae^and they hiipecttlij.r : In^Iewry cVfaUiix
was Godknownejois namcwasnreat in Ifrael : In Salem was his Tabernacle, and his dwtl~
ImginSton. And Chrifthimrcifc ratified it, acknowledging himfelfe ^ ftnt to the loFi
ft}eepeofthe houfe of/frael,? a.Mimflerofthe Ctrcumcif on, aiid laid to the CanSnite wo- ^ '''•'5 - 4.
man whichbefoughthimforherdaughter,/f/J«5f^ooi^/',of<t/<_'? the childrens bread, and %Kom.i^3,
to cafl It to Dodges. Siicliin fpjritualheputation before God were all people,excluded
(as vncleaneDcrgges) out of his heauenly lerufalem, till this "^ partition wall was taken hspbcf.iiA,
downe.andthtj whtrrh had beene farre offyWere mads neere by the I'Uad of ChriB , who a- <yc.
vrogatedthroughbtsflePnthathatred^andmadeoftwaine (levves and Gentiles) onenew
man m himfelfe. So that the Gentiles (the name of all the world, excepting thispeo-

K3 pie)



/ol TheTrefaceof this 'Booke. Chap ,!.



■pie) wliich had been wnhotit ClmH^andaliants frem the Ctn-.mon.wedth oflfrael,j}ran~
gersfromthc cofienams effrowifcyhadr.o hof/;,andwere without God in therforld-; were
now no morejlrargcrs (indforremersJ.-Mt Cittz^ens mth the Satnts,a>id of the hoi:/ho/de ef
God; butlt vfontbe fo-i?id,ition of the Prophets a>2d AfvUles, lefas CbriJ} himfelfe bemg
the chiefe corner flone. Let it not be tedious to hcaie of tliis which the Angels re ioyced
I -../-, . ,. to Ica.rnc,^'' a. MyJ}erie tvh/ch from the b.giming of the rvor/d had heene hid inGod-.and
'Vr!loWinc'iO''lities 'ina^owers inheanenly flaces , wMmizde l^ccpne by the rhurch. But
the IVord (whereby we haue fellov\ fiiip in this myfterie) came out ofSton, ardthetrea-
i . c^w^^f^<«//4« /~er»/.?/f»;. This(andnotRorne) by theconfcifion ofE^w/f'^j, alear-

Tm '"'"^^ i'^c^V2.}^\^*,\\t\s Smfsriumfdei ChriJi!A»£,& JEccUJis. mater: The »7art of Chrifltau
i Acis I i.ne. faith ^and mother of the Church. Tea,it wm ' neccffary that the word efgodfl;o»ld firfl be
(pt>'^!t "vnte therru^hteh they by incrediditj ppft from themfclnes , and irr.HS pLice to the
k Hom.i 1.12. Gentiles. ^ The f.-illofthem bccime the riches of the world ^and the ditninip^ino of them the
riches of the Ge>itilfi,2s a GlafTe wherein >yif?»^j behold the b^tr/jtifalneffe a>:dfiterttie
ofGod,a>jd in both the deepenejfe ef the riches of the tvifdomc and k^owled^e of God '
v'hofe i.'idgemetjts are vnfc.irchcible.yand his vp.iyesfa^fitjding oat. I may fitlv compare
ll«a',6. t\\emto GtdeoHs Fleece,'^whtchr(ceif'ied the dew^rvhea (illthe edrth be/ides rviu dr.e and.

after .^it was dne vpon the Vhtce onely , when the de» cotter ed aUthe ground. Sometimes
they alone recc!uedthofedewcs,f!iowers,riuers feasofSauing bountie, and all the
tn P/i?.io7.34, world befidcs was a parched Wilderiicnc, ^o\\ '» he tttmeth the fruiifu/I /and tKto bur-
JT- reiineffe^fcrthewick^dnejfeofiheiKhabitants; huii\\:ii fyildernefe he turneth intopooles

u Romy.i^. ofwaier,dtid:hcdytelandt;itowatcr-lprings.Hc hath" ca'!edth:m his peoplewhtch were
not his people, find hir bcloHedwhich wm nothelotted ; andwhere it w.tsptid,Te are not rfiy
o K»«.ii.3t. people.there they are now vaUtdthc children of the liumgCjod. Thus haihhc"(7;«f t'D all
vnder vnbeleefe^tkzt he might h.:ne yncrac vpon al,ihiit hi^free eleUion fn:f;ht appear(not
efworkesJeU any IhonldbonH f/;(-w/f/fff/,^,'«)o/jj)'.TCf.Be"hold therfore.all Atheifts,and
Vvonder ! The lewes branded with iudgcment, wander oucr the world, the contcmpc
ofNations, the skummc ofpeopie.the hifTing,deriiionjand ir,dignation cf mcn,for re-
fufing him whom rhcy expe(a:,denying him whom they challenge, hating him vvhofe
name is in life and death vnto them, the fweetell tune, and mo(t melodious harmony ;
It 11 way ting tor, and glorying in that MefTias, w'^ow (y^.k^ovene) they crucified an a flew :
andftillpiirfue with thedeadlicRhatredinallhisfolIowers :C7oi;/;i!?f)' pleafe not , and
a -e contrary to all men. Yet fuch is Gods manifold wifdoinc in his deepeft iudgcments,
u hid.S, that his enemies fiiailfightfrr Wm. euen againil themf<!l«cs: the Midianitfs F fl-i3ll

flieach their iwords.which they haue dra^^ ne ot:t againft i^jod, in their owne bowels,
q DCBf.jzji. and Chriftian truth flnallpreuaile, and/^r oy.r<ienm:tcs themfel/^es be ittdgts, Oi;t of
ihcirpreiriffcs which they maintaine, as carncftly as thou (O Atheid) (ccurcly deri«
deft,v,hich they will leale with that which thou inakcftthy hcauen, thy Godjwee
. _, . . will and doeconciude,flgainfl:theeandthem,that,in which, with which, forwhichwc
wiuici afsinft wi'Hiue aixidij. Le't the olde TeRament yeclde the Propofition in prophccie, and
the Aihcift, the new Te'Jament will Aflumc in Hidoric, and euen be thou the i;!dr,e , if that Rea-
thatwefaine fon,which thou haft as a man, and peruerteft as a Diuell, will not by force of their
nutihole pro- Scriptures, which they preferre btfore iheir hues, neccfTarily in the Concluiion, de-
Ch"r?a fxino n'O"'^''^-^ 'he Chrifrian 'Truth. Neythcr ( I appcale vnto our common Reafon ) canft
the Icwiioldes tl^ou '"O''^ wonder at vs for Beleeuing. thing - in thy fccming incredible, abfurd , and
til. I'ropnccies impoffibie, then at them (vpon fuch grounds which with vs they holde) not' be-
dcarcrthcn Iceuing.

his bioiu , and Pqj. what bcleeue we,b'jt,for the mainc and chiefe points of our faith,?rc as nlnine-
CUrjilunity '3' '" their Euargclicall Prophets, as in our Prophcticall Euangclsfts? All the Hiftorie
nDicticadly ofChriit.in amorcDiuinc way. fecmeth rather told then loretold, a Hiftorie, not a Pro-
thenthcA- phecie •, asiseafieby contercnce ot both to fhew, and thou, if thou becft not idle,
thcift. Pew-' or wiltolly malicious, mayeftfinde. That then which thou fceft come •v^onihcm.a ffi.
^'1 rt."'"' "* rit of jVimbir eyes that thej fiiimldnot fee^c.ndeares thitt they fhontd :iot heare; which yet
q:\';n Ethnicus ^^"^ t'^^ light of the firft Scriptures (had tney not a'^'^'/i? oner their he rrts) the fame fee
an Huron, la inthyfdfe, that when greater hght doth ofter it fclfe. willingly fliuttcfl thine eyes,
/iW.i. as though there could be no light ,' bccaufe thou liu-.il in^ and louelt chy darkenefle.

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Chap.?. ASIA Ihefccond ^o'oke, i o ^

It h the fame liandcliatgiuethvp both thee and them/ J(?fi««/>r?(f W/«of he/ceae the ^^j-fj^rr^

Truth to he faHed,tofirong de!:ifioy.s that yemight beleetielies^itnd be JamMcd.yomt.znA ' ""

oil CiiiiilianSjIct the Icwcs be boih real! and vciball teachers of the Truth, which tbey

let tall and we take vp ; the one in their Oracles ot facred writ.the other in their excm-

plaiiciiidgemcnt. Antl to tiiem,Let (O then Lord of all hearc and grant it) let all

Chrifnans be that which A'ttifes prophecicd, ^ afronoceithn to emulation , not ot enuie t jtctit, :i. ii,

and hatrcdjvvhich hitherto hath beenc in thefe,amongrt all thcChrifiian enemies, the

l-noft implacable and deipitefiillbut of imitation, that as " tharccsln^g an-aj b.uk beene „ Koot.i i.

the reconciling of the world, their ncitiung may be life from the <sf(:'<r^,\vhich T.v.d feemcth

plaincly to fore- iignifie.

THiis much being piremifed as a preparation to our lewifh Hiflovie, which as of
more importance then any other deferueth more ample view; let vs in the next
place furucy that country which their progenitors h d with thoicpnuilcdges, and theii:
polkritie (together with thole priuiledges; haiie loit.

Thiscciintry was firft''' called the Land ot Canaan, after that the pofieritie of Ca- x Thcnatiie
naan.the lonneof^^^rw.had poflcffcd it. *y^/o/f/ and /o/?.'«;: conquered it to the poftc- ofthecountrjr.
yitie ot lacob,o^\\hom it was called the Land of Ifrael : after the diuii;on of thetenne j'"^'''^' iuWu-
Tribes from the houfe of2).i«/,jiby lerohoaw^m the time o'tP^ehoboam thefonne of 5*2- domes of the
/fl»?o«,thc name of Ifrael was more particilarly appropriated to tliofe ten rebellious Amorucson
Tribesand theothertWo wcreknowne by the namcof the Kingdomc of luda. Ytt theoncfidc, ,
Ifracl remained in a gencrall fenle the name of them all, cfpecially in the new Tefta- 1'fl'^^ the reft
incnt. T.!.-.'/ of the Tribe of "iVwwfKWif y callcth himfelfe an Ifraelite^and all Ifrael, faith ^j ^}'^^. °''-f "^
heinthat f haptcrfhallbefaued. Afterthe Babylonian'^ captiuitic they were called y k«?,7iiV"'
/fjvWjof the chicfe and royall Tribe,and their countrcy ludxa ; It was alfo called Pali- &-,6.'
ftiiia.ofthePhilillimSjWhich inhabited thcSea-coart. And after m the times of the '-=■ Jaf-Ani'q,
Chrifiians irwasgeneraliy called the Holy-Land Phafuicia alio being vndcr that name "•5,''<j^''i
coitiprchcnded. it is fituated betweenetheMediterahean Sea^andthe Atabian'Moun- i •'"j"'^r,7*
taines,Tf«/*f»«'r=' cal!ethitPalertinaSyri.T,and Indsea, ahuttingit on the Northwith wc-re'called
Syria,on the Halt and South with Arabia Petria^on the Wcfl with part of Egypt , ?nd Icwcs oiiudat
the Sea. Adnchomi.'is, who hath beitowed a large volume on this fubiedtj which he thcJonneof
callcth the T^e'jf£'7-cfrfc//fl/)'-Lrtf7i^,on the Ea'.tconfineth it with Syria and Arabia; ■''"^"i'; biicE/Z-
onthcScuth thedefcrt Pharan, and Egypt; on tie North Mount Libanus; en the ^y'' •''""'■'"•
■yVelt^tneSea. yl2<?(^/K/«placeth apartotPharniCiaon the North; on the Noith-caft udhthis
Libanus;ontheSouth,andpartoftbeEsft, Arabia; on thcWcftjpart of theMcditera- name from
neanSca- Itis cxtendcdfrom theSouthto theNorth,fiomtheone and thirtiethde- die Kmcdomc




fixtiein breadth. An cxai!:^ diuifion thereofinto twelue fliircs or fliares, lofjua fetteth two Tribes
dowue at laise, with tla^ii bounds and Citties . from the thirteenth Chanter ofihat ^'cr c then cal-
bonk'.-.co the oiiC and twentieth as they were by lotand diuine dilpenlation allotted 'J^^'^wpjand
1 1 -T- -1 • I /I • • cr I ' r \ r I i -n their .'auGuace

totnetweJueTnbes ,thepo(icriticot.'^f6f'.;twcuie loimes; onelv £fiv>?'i^ and Ai^t- T„,„:n, ,-i fi,

«7(/ -J, the tonnes ot /oyi^p'',conititiitcd two Tribes and therefore had the double pcrti- is alio the oni-
on, dclcending of /.rcoyj eldttlfonnc, by /vrfcif/hisfirlt intcndedwfe: and Ltt'.i had nion <;f\. wie.
iioportion.but was Icattercd inlfiael , to kccpe ilrael from Icattering, andtovnite ''''"le.Cnw.ia
them in one Religion to one God, who difiofed < hat curfc into a blcfiins;. li'ir.m.c.u

- ■ O J'/*)/ /-" fife

Sttbe>!,G,!d,zod halfe the Tribe ot A-^aKajfes^hsd their portion on the Eail fide of lor- * ^.Trow ' Evili '
dan: the other halfe oi A'f^tK/^JJes.whh Stmeon.ludii, Ben ieir/!i»,Efhyair»,l\{rrr)ht halt, A~ T,p ^atii.
fer^l) rin,l ^dchar Z^/'^/ff^.had their portions afTigncd betwixt lorcanandihe Wcflein
Sca.Thcy which would be ful'y acquainted with their Icuerall diuifions mavfindeiii
Jofhuu hiiiirtlfe to fatisne them, and in the Comtrieotarics which Andreus Aicfas. and
othcri hauc \^■ritten on that Scripture. Laitfnr/ie^AIore^l-itdLi^Adrichvn'.iiis and ArtAS
Mouia-'Uis haue in Maps prelented tliem to the cve.Ncyther in the whoe woiid bcfidc
isihcic(l rh!nk)foundanyregionhauinginore Cities in lafinallafpace then thisfom-
tinithaujCxtcptwcbclc cue that which IS told ofthcthoufaiidsof^'Egypt.Som reckon b Scc/,<?.c.s,

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,.. , cineachTribc,there,asroyallCitfies:inex^/<'y,Aclifaph,bef)c!esSidonandTyrus:in

"vr^at' '^eniami'i Bethel. Cabaa, leiufalcm, leiicho : in D.:n , Lachis, belides Acaron and

Gath ; in iE/)/)r/!»»j.Gazer,Samaria,Saron,Taphua : in Gad Jishht : in fftchar^Aphec :
in /«<rf^,Arad Be2:ec,Eglon,Hebron,Lebna,Maccda,Odol!a, Taphua : in CManajfe,
I .Dor,Galgal,Iezrae!,Mageddo,Tanac,Therra: in Manajfe, 2. Allaroth, Edrai Gtf*



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