Treatise Upon the Authenticity of the Scriptures and the Truth of the Christian Religion

Treatise Upon the Authenticity of the Scriptures and the Truth of the Christian Religion

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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. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ...feature, depends in great measure upon the heat and cold experienced, and the way of life, to which people accustom themselves. And there are other occult causes, with which we are unacquainted, and by which a variation in the species of all animals is produced. Hence it happens, that people, however distinct, become in time like the natives, among whom they settle, however separate they may keep themselves. This is manifest Their language and customs shew, that they were originally from the Philippines, and other islands in their neighbourhood. See a very curious note to the siril vol. of Capt. Cook's Voyage in the Resolution, p. 373. from from a colony of Jews at Cochin upon the coast of Malabar; who came there according to Hamilton as early as the captivity under Nebuchadnezzar. Thus much is certain, the era is so far back, that they know not now the time of their arrival. The Jews originally were a fair people; but these of whom we are speaking, are become in all respects like the Indians, among whom they reside. They consisted formerly of 80,000 families: but are now reduced to 4000. Mr. Bate, a clergyman, who had a son in the East Indies, made application to have some particulars of their history, -j-I wrote over to the coajl of Malabar, to know what tradition the yews have retained, as to the time of their settlement at Cochin, hut had no satisfactory answer. Ezekiel, the Rabbin of the synagogue, did indeed send me a transcript of their copper plate, hung up in their synagogue. "Tis written in Account of the East Indies, c. xxvi. p. 323. f Bate's Rationale, p. 333. Notes. Maffeius in his Indian history speaks of the Jews, as being in great numbers at Cochin. He stiles them Egyptian Jews: I suppose, from their colour. See his Hist. 1....
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