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us that the Gauls or Celtæ were otherwise call'd Cimbri.

From the Colonies of France or Germany came and from the first Inhabitants of this our ise of Great- thence our le

of Great BriBritain ; for the Welsh, or antient Britons, call

tain, themselves to this Day Kumero, or Cymro, and Kumeri, and their Language Kumeraeg ; all which plainly shew them deriv'd from the Cimbri; to whom also the Saxons and Angles were near Neighbours, and so of the fame Stock; and consequently we their Descendants may easily derive ourselves from Gomer.

The Sons of JAVAN were Elisha, Tarshish, of the Sons of Kittim, and Dodanim: These settled in the Southern Javan and Part of the Lesser Asia ; and from Javan the Country Ionia took its Name ; for the Hebrew Javan is in Greek Ion or Taon, and as the anti- Ionia and the

Ionians from ent Greeks were callid Iones or Taones, that is,

Javan. Ionians, so the Country of Greece was callid Javan, as in Dan. xi. 2. In those Parts we find several Footsteps of Javan's Sons in History. Thus the chief Town of Cilicia was callid Tarsus, and Tarsus in the Country itself Tarshish from his Son of that Cilicia from Name ; see fon. i. 3. From Kittim there was a

Tarihiih. Country callid Cetis, and a People callid Cetii : And from his Son Elisha descended the Æolians ; The Æolians as, lastly, from Dodanim the Dorians, and the from Elisha, Name of the Country Doris. From hence 'tis and Dorians manifest that Javan and his Sons were the ori

from Dodanim ginal Founders of the Grecian Nation and People.

As to the Colonies of Javan's Sons, we may The Colonies of observe this in short, That the most considerable Javan's Sons. Islands between Europe and Asia fell to the Lot of Elisa's Family ; for they are call'd the Isles of Hellefpont, Elisha, Ezek. xxvii

. 7. and the Sea itself might whence so be call'd Hellefpont, as if it were Elijhpont, or Sea

cailed. of Elisha. The Descendants of Elisha passing over Hellas and into Europe, were callid Hellenes, and their Coun- Hellenes,

wbence. try

try Hellas, and afterwards Greece. The Doda-
nim are said to send Colonies to the Ine of Rbodes,
Sparta, &c. and that the Kittim peopled Macedo-
ma, Cyprus, Italy, &c. That the Colonies of Tar-

Anill came from Cilicia along the Mediterranean to
The Sea of
Tarshish,

Spain, and there fix'd; and using the Sea much,
what. occasioned it to be call'd the Sea of Tarshish.
Of Japhet's As to Japhet's other Sons, Magog, Madai,
other Sons, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras, we have this Account

of their Plantations and Settleinents. Meshech and MESHECH is said to have join'd his Brother bis Descendants Gomer on the East, and settled his Family in where fettled, Cappadocia and Armenia, and in time sent Colo

nies into the Northern Parts of Asia, and were

there call'd the Moschi; and from thence the City in Moscovy. Moscow and the Country Moscovy. Thus the

Muscovites are the Descendants of Mehech.
Tubal the TUBAL planted North of Mesbech, between
Father of the the Euxine and Caspian Seas, and is affirmed to
Iberians and be the Father of the Asiatic Iberians, callid origi-
Russians.

nally Thobeli from Tubal. 'Tis further suppoied
that the Russians were at first a Colony of Tubal's

Family.
Magog plant- MAGOG is, by the Consent of all the
ed Scythia and Learned, placed North of Tubal, and esteemed
Georgia.

the Father of the Scythians that dwelt on the
East and North-east of the Euxine Sea. Also it
is supposed that by Gog (Ezek. xxxviii. 2.) is
meant the People, and by Magog the Land of
Scythia ; and that from Gog came the Name
Gogarene, and thence Georgia, a part of this

Tract so call'd at this Day.
Madaï the MADAI is universally allow'd to have been
Father of the the Father of the ancient Medes, and their Coun-
Medes, or ra-
ther of the

try from him calld Media ; but of late Mr, Mede Macedonians, has placed him in Macedonia, which was anci.

ently callid Æmathia, as if it were Ai-matbia or
Ai-madia, i.e. Land of Madai. Also he ima- .

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gines the Name Macedonia to be compounded of Madai and Cetim, whose Sons in time mingled and of the together in those Parts. The Mæfians in Europe Mælians in

Europe, are thought to be a Colony of this Family, as coming near to Methians ; and that the Sarma- and Sarmatians might be so calld, as if Sar-Madai, i. e, a tians. Remnant of Madai, or Madai's Posterity.

TIRAS, the last Son of Japhet, was undoubt- Tiras the Faedly the Father of the Tbracians, and from his ther of the

Thracians, Name Tiras or Thiras the Country was callid Thracia or Thrace. But Mr. Wells says he first settled in Leffer Asia, in the Country from him callid Tros, or Troas, or Troy; and the Trojans but forff of the were his Descendants : Whence Colonies after. Trojans. wards going into Europe were callid Thracians, &c. as before ; which is not only a very learned, but very reasonable Conjecture.

Having planted out Japhet and his Family, The Sons of let us next see what became of Sbem and his. The Sons of Shem were Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.

I begin with Aram, as next adjoining to the Aram planted Nations of his Uncle Japbet. He posseisid the Armenia, Country of Asia, call'd from him Armenia ; also Mesopotamia,

&c. Mesopotamia, which in Hebrew is callid AramNabaraim, or Aram between the two Rivers, viz. of Eupbrates and Tigris. And in the Scripture the Word Aram is constantly render'd Syria. From his Son Uz, a Tract about Damascus, the Stony and Desert Arabia, &c. was calld the Land of Úz; and the rest of his Family planted all Armenia Major.

ASHUR planted the Country call?d from him Ashur the Asyria, and in the Eastern Tongues Ashur, with- Founder of the out Variation. It originally contain'd that Coun- Nation of

Aflyria. try only, lying East of the Tigris, which the Greeks call'd Adi abene.

ELAM

Shem.

Elam the Fa- ELAM feated himself next to Ashur Eastther of the

ward, and peopled the Country afterwards call’d Persians.

Persia. For not only in the Prophecies, Elan
and Elanites ever denoted Perfa and the Per-
fians, but in other Authors we find here a Country
and City callid Elymais, and a People call'd

Elymæi, inhabiting on the Persian Gulph. Arphaxad, ARPH AXAD is assign'd his Lot, by learned where he Men, in the most Southern Parts of Mesopotamia, planted.

where the Plain or Vale of Shinar lay on the
Tigris, together with the Country of Eden, and
the Tract callid Arrapathitis, a Name plainly
derived from his Name, in Hebrew Arpachhad;
a good Part of all which was afterwards callid
Chaldea ; and Josephus says the Chaldeans were

originally callid Arphaxadeans.
'Tis uncertain As to LUD there is nothing certain ; and
ubere Lud

having settled the rest of the Sons of Shem, we planted.

proceed next to the Plantations of the Sons of
Ham. The Sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim,

Phut, and Canaan.
Or Ham and THAT HAM and his Son Mizraim went and
his Sons.

first sectled in Egypt is manifest, since Egypt is
twice or thrice, in the Psalms, call'd the Land of
Ham ; and there was the Temple of Jupiter Ham-
mon or Ammon, who was originally no other than
Ham; and Egypt is evermore in the Scriptures

callid Mizrajim. The Descen

The Descendants of Mizraim were the Ludim, dants of Miz- who inhabited Ethiopia : The Lebabim, who posraim :

feffed ancient Libya in Africa: The Naphtabim,
The Ludim,
The Lehabim, who dwelt in that Part of Libya now callid the
The Naphta- Desert of Barca : The Patbrusim, who dwelt in
him,

Upper Egypt or Thebais. The Caphtorim also had
The Pathrusim
The Caphto-

their Situation in a Part of the fame Country, rim,

as is plain from the Name Coptus an old City of
Egypt; and the Christians there are still call'a
Cophies : And ’is not unlikely that the Name

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Egypt might come from the fame Source, it being call'd Ægyptus for Ægophtus or Ai-Coptus, the Land of Coptus or the Capbtorim. From the Casubim sprang the Philistines. What is said of The Calluhim,

The Anamim the Anamim is all uncertain.

CUSH possess'd Arabia ; and his Sons Seba, Cush fettled is Havilah, &c. feated themselves in the feverai Arabia. Parts thereof; from whom we read of the Sabeans, the Land of Havilah, &c.

CANAAN settled in the Country lying on Canaan the the East and South-East of the Mediterranean Father of the

Canaanites. Sea, and from him call'd the Land of Canaan, which was very populous with his Posterity, the Zidonians, Jebusites, Emorites, Girgasites, &c. of which see Gen, x. 15---18. This was the Land afterwards promised to Abraham, which he and his Posterity accordingly enjoy'd, and was then the Land of Israel, and Judab.

PHUT is supposed to have taken up his Re- Phut, wbere fidence in the Western Part of Africa on the Me-Jettled : diterranean, in the Country of Mauritania, (now Morocco and Algiers) for there are the Footsteps In Barbary. of his Name in Putea a City, and Pbut a River; whence the Country was callid the Region of Pbut, in St. Jerome's Time.

These are the Plantations of the Families of Gen. x. 32. the Sons of Noab after their Generations in their Nations; and after this manner by these were the Nations divided in the Earth after the Flood.

But tho' the Scripture gives us an ample Ac- The Scripture count of the Original of the different Nations lays nothing of

America. and People of Europe, Asia, and Africa, yet it speaks not one Word of America, and the Origin of the Nations therein. And not only Mofes, but all other Hitorians are filent with regard to it; the Discovery thereof being never fufficiently made till these last Ages.

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