Beginnings or Glimpses of Vanished Civilizations

Beginnings or Glimpses of Vanished Civilizations

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...beginning may be pushed much farther back, even to the time mentioned in the tenth chapter of Genesis, v. "25, "He was called Phaleg, etc., for in his days was the earth divided." McCulloch, in his "Researches on America," proceeds to examine the different evidence and circumstances which appear to support the opinion as to the division of the earth and the submerged land. He says "that the manner this verse is explained in the different commentaries on the Bible is certainly incorrect, for they confounded it with the events related of the confusion of language at Babel." The learned historian, W. Cullen Bryant, was the first to show there was an evident distinction to be made between the event related of Phaleg and that of the confusion and consequent dispersion of man from the Plain of Shinar. To show the difference between the event which was said to have happened in Phaleg's days and that of the confusion of Babel, he remarks, after mentioning from Genesis, chapter ten; "In the days of Phaleg was the earth divided, and the sons of Noah were distinguished in their generations, in their nations, and by these were the nations divided in the earth, after the flood ." But in the history of the confusion of Babel, it is translated, " So the Lord scattered them abroad, from hence (that is from the city and tower) did the Lord scatter them abroad ." Certainly two different events. "In Phaleg's days it is the earth which is said to have been divided; in the history of the Tower of Babel it is the people who were confounded and scattered, two very different relations, the one of human beings, the other of the earth. The word Babel means confusion, the word Phaleg is translated sever and...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655192
  • 9781236655196