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258

The Red

Sea,a vpe

of

Chríp.

i

Pfal.'

(36.9.

2.

That the Lord

fhould

open

a

way,

and lead

Ifrad

through the

deepe,

as in the

rrlderne

f

ê

;

for

their

paffage

was

not

over the

Sea,

but

through it.

Neither

did

they

walke upon

the

waters

as

upon

the

land,

which

had

not

beene

fo

much,

for

in

cold countries

it

is

ordinary

for

i

men and

cariages

to

paffe

upon

the

Ice

and

congealed

water

as

upon

firme

land

:

but they walked

in

the bot-

tome ofthe

Sea

as

on dry land.

Who

could deny but

it

had

beene

a

worke

of

omnipotency

for

the

Lord

to

have

made the

fea

(on

a

fudden)

a

pavement

for Ifraell

`;

(as hard

as

Chriflall) to

have

walked

firme

upon

?

but

becaufe

every

ftrong frofl congeales

the

water

accor-

ding

to

nature,

that

had

beene

leffe

glorious, more

que-

ftionable.

But he provides for the

clearneffe

of

his

owne

glory

by

effecting

a

worke

above (yea

againft)the

whole

frame

of

nature.

3.

That the

waters

fhould

Band

as

a

folid wall on

both fides, which

are

naturally fluid, and

feeing

nothing

is

fo

hardly contained

within

bounds

as

liquid

waters,it

was

exceeding

miraculous. And

that the

bottome

of

the

fea

fhould on the

fuddaine become

firme

and dry ground,(Exod.

14.2

z)

and

even

as

an

high

way,

was

not

the

leaf(

of

theft

miracles.

4.

That the

fame

-fee

at

the

fame

time fhould

be

both

calme and

tell

-

pefluous

:

For

the mighty winds

and

tempefts

were

fo

flrongagainfl

the

.

/Egyptians

that it

brake

their Cha.

riot

wheeles, and

they

could

hardly moove or

flirre

a-

gaint

it;yet

all

the

fame

time it was

a

peaceable

calme

to

4frael;

who

were

very

Deere

them.

S

The time

ofthe

'

(landing

of

the waters

on

fo

vatl

an

heape(whereon

lear-

ned

men

agree

not)

any way concluded,

is

moll

miracu-

lous. Some

thinke (as

Chytreus)

that for

fo many

thou-

(ands,

yea

hundred

thoulands

of

men

women

and

chil-

dren

to walke

a

loft

pace, and

to

drive their cattell

fo

many

miles

,

mull

needs

take them

foure or

five

dayes

time,

and

then

the

waters

to

(land

fo

long, was

adrni-

1

rable.Others thinke they went through in

one night,(for

the