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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.
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 tour 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.