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ON THE RECORDS OF THE CREATION.
Mundum esse conspicimus, Deum esse credimus ; quod autem Deus mundum fecerit, nulli tutiùs quàm ipsi Deo.
August. de Civ. Dei.
RECORDS OF THE CREATION,
AND ON THE
PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE JEWISH HISTORY,
WITH THE WISDOM AND GOODNESS OF THE DEITY.
BY JOHN BIRD SUMNER, M.A.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
FOURTH EDITION, CORRECTED.
SEVERAL years ago,
Mr. Burnett, a Scottish gentleman, among other instances of distinguished munificence, which have rendered it impracticable to comply with his own earnest wish of keeping his name concealed, * bequeathed premiums of the sums of twelve hundred and four hundred pounds, for two Treatises upon the following subject:
“ The Evidence that there is a Being all-powerful, wise, and good, by whom every Thing exists; and particularly to ob
* A more detailed memoir of this gentleman has been prepared by Dr. Brown, Professor of Divinity, and Principal of Marischal College in Aberdeen; and is prefixed to his Treatise on the same subject, to which the premium of twelve hundred pounds was adjudged.