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Action, of Representation, bo. in one Place. So the Root fingular, or without Alteration, or adverbially, is used for the Name, or the Substance, or the Place. But plural D'Du frequently, and masculine by way of Eminence for these Names; and so for the Placers, as Ifa. v. 20. D'D who put twice. And as this Substance is made in other Words the Ruler of Motion, the Placer or Disposer of Matter within it; or plural, the Placers or Disposers of Matter within them: The same Letters generally, sometimes as Rules vary them with a Vau or fod between, are to place or dispose. And tho' this Word is not used in their Commiflion; yet as the Heathens under this Word have made them the Placers, the Disposers, which in Matter are the same as Rulers; so this Word is used in Opposition, or to reclaim this Power in the placing or disposing almost every Thing in this System : So in the Emblems in the Tabernacle, Temple, Services, &c. And as the bare Place or Places, Thing or Things, as it or they is or are placed without Inhabitants, Ornaments, Cultivation or Improvements, or stript of them, is expressed by this Word fingular frequently, sometimes by way of Augmentation with the Mem doubled, so plural

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fem. Psal. xlvi. 8. nio w what DeJolations he has made ; explained in this Senfc, Ezek. xxxii. 15. xxxiii. 28. xxxvi. 34. And as one of the Names for such a Place, viz. 199!!", and these Objects of Worship have a Jod prefixed, they would make that a Root. But Roots are not taken from Names, but Names from Roots: And a Prefix of Jod, Tau, or, &c. frequently does not alter the Root. If any Objection be made to that, making them compound of the Word and less cannot be disputed. Though these Differences in Meaning are evident in Relations or Sentences, yet not so when the Word is found alone; and whether the Heathens intended Name or Names, Disposer or Disposers here, 'tis not material. The Words are cleared when join'd with others, and I shall put thcse as they appear to me, fome here, and one hercaiter. But notwithstanding this, the reprobate Jete's, not content with making Nanies in the LXX what the Greeks cxpretied chiem by frequently fingular, and sometimes, when they picaled, plural, as i Chron. xvi. 26. 2 Chiron. xxviii. 9, exc. to avoid the ldca contained in the Word, which, chinently ncfc. in the plural, is thcfe Names, and other Names in the feminine, one Vaga

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a Point on one side, to signify Name; on the other Side, to signify to place. But R. Mosch.“ It is better to refer it to 1722, as we do the Noun Dwn above, which the Plural regimen, and its Affixes fufficiently prove, M. 2. Some make it a Compound of Dw there, and in Waters. Others Daw the Heavens, as most remote from the Earth; because mw signifies a remote Place; and they say that its dual Form denotes its Distance from the Earth, which is on each side equal, or the two Poles of the World about which the Heaven revolves. Aben Ezra says D'ow is dual, from du viz, the two Places by which the Heavens are understood, upon account of the two Poles.” (Nore every one of the Reasons assigned are false in Fact.) Though all the Languages which have preserved Footsteps of the Hebrew use this Word for the Names, and even the Jews themselves in their private Writings, and even since Christ, as under this Word. Casi. P. 3773. Æthiop.

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Christian Church, so called from its worshipping the Holy Trinity." Yet such Stuff as this has been taken upon such Evidence, rather than take the Trouble of searching and trusting their own Senses. We have many reproachful Accounts from those who have been set up for wise Men, and have allowed the Ægyptians to be wise Men, that they worshipped Onions. That is no more than that before Writing was, they made that Root an Emblem of what they worshipped, so sacred. And Numb. xi. 5. we find Dial mentioned among the grateful Sorts of Food the Ifraelites eat in Ægypt. They translate that some Species of Garlick, and by Onions. We cannot determine what Species each was: But our Onion is a perfect Emblem of the Disposition of this fluid System, sup"posing the Root and Top of the Head to represent the two Poles: If you cut any one transverse or diagonally, you will find it divided into the same Number of Spheres, including each other, counting from the Sun or Center to the Circumference, as they knew the Motions or Courses of the Orbs divided this fluid System into; and so the Divisions represented the Courses of those Orbs,

I shall add, that this Word Singular is used for Jehovah. Ifa. lix. 19. They mall fear the Name of Jehovah from the West. Lev. xviii. 21. Thou shalt not pollute wonx, the Name of thy Aleim, I Jchovah. Exod. xx. 7. COMMAND iii. Thou shalt not apply the Name of Jehovah, thy Aleim, to vain, or created Things. Exod. xxiii. 21. Obey his Voice for my Name is in him. And Plural, for the Names or the Aleim, as the Context determines. As Gen. xxiv, 3, 7. In Jehovah the Aleim, of the Names. Deut. X. 14. I Kings viii. 27. 2 Chron. ii. 6. vi. 18. Neh. ix. 6. To Jehovah the Aleim, the Names, and the Names of the Names. Psal. cxv. 16. The Names of the Names to Jehovah. Psal. xix. 2. The Names declare the Glory of the Aleim, Deut. xxxiii. 26. There is none like unto the Aleim of Jeshuron, who rideth upon the Names in thy Help, and in his Excellency on the Sky. Psal. lxviii. 33. To him that rideth upon the Names of the Names of old. Eccl. v. 2. For the Aleim in the Names, and thou on Earth. Lam. iii. 41. Let us lift up our Heart with our Hands unto Diowa the Irradiator in the Names. Ver. 66, from under 777779 9e, the Names of Jehovah. Pfal. xx. 7. He

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