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Containing Considerations 012 the scheme
which Mr. Whiston sets up in opposition
to the allegorical scheme.
IX. That the means, whereby Mr. W. pro-
poses to restore the true text of the Old Te-
A great mathematician, philofopher, and
. ОF THЕ Christian Religion, &c.
IN A LETTER to a Divine of North Britain: - Reverend SIR::...
o u seem extreamly furpriz'd We all upon having occasionally heard
ya of Mr. Wuiston's Essay to1 ) wards restoring the true text % of the Old Testament ; which
title, according to you, ima plies a most anti-christian paradoś, who ħave always believ'd, with the greatest part of protestants, that the text of the Old, as well as New Testament, has been the peculiar care of providence, and constantly preservd pure and uncorrupted. And I am no less surpriz’d, that you should desire some account of that book; who very lately would have thought fuch curiosity to be an evil inclination and temptation of the devil ; who never enquir'd after any books