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Earliest Account of Time.
Β Ο Ο Κ Ι.
ALEXANDER the Great.
CH A P. X.
The description of Media. *HE country before us, once the seat of a potent Name,
empire, derives its name from Madai, the third fituation,
son of Japhet, as is plain from Scripture, where &c. the Medes are constantly called Madai . (A). It was bounded, according to Ptolemy, on the north by part of
the a Dar.v.28. ibid. vi. 8, 12, 15. ibid. viii, 20. Esth. i. 3a 14, 18, 19. ibid. X. 2. See before, vol. i. p. 379.
(A) Among profane authors, dia from one Medus, the son of some derive the name of Me- Medea and Jafon; others from