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came thither inflormy Weather^ and trufting to his Fartuney
would go over before the Waves were abated^ 7uhich made his
^ouldiers go all Day ptp to the Navel in Water. And much
to the fame Purpofe does Plutarch fpeak f. This March
through Pamphylia has been a SubjeU to many Hijiorians of
mighty Wonder , ^idfne Declamation^ as if the Sea, by order
of the Godsy gave Place to Alexander, which almofi always
is a rough Sea there^ and dees very rarely open a J moot h Way
under thofe broken Rocks. And this Menander hints at in his
^omedy, /peaking of a Wonder^ as 'Ahi^ajti^uAi jiivy &c,

f Strab. Lib. i-^. -j- Plutar. Vit, Alexandri,

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part II. W^^ a Theist. i8^

But Alexander himfelf in his Epijlles /peaks of no AftrAcle^
but only fays he pajfed by Climax as he came fro'rn Phafelis*
Now 'tis plain this was no Miracle, by the joint Autho-
rity of thefe two excellent Hiftorians, who make the
Paflage there an ordinary Thing ; but the Mofiickjran^
Jit muft remain a Miracle flill, till you can find as good
Hiftorians to vouch for the fame Commonnefs of a Paf-
fage through the Red-Sea.

5. As for your alledging the Tradition of the ayEgpti- xheMgvp.
am making this Miracle only a Trick o£ Mofes: I tiiink ^'^n TrLih
there is little to be built upon the Credit of the (ty£gyptian J'^^^^^*-^'^'-
Traditions, which if hearkened toj would fill all Hiitory "'^'
full of Fable. And they are lefs to be depended upon,
when they feem to be kt up on Purpofe to difcrcdit the
Nation of the yews, whom they had fuch a mortal En-
mity to, and whom to difcredit they coined fo many
Lies, as appears by the Books ofAIa^etho, Lyfimachus, dec.
Well, but what is this



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