The Fourth Part of the Earth

The fourth seal prophecy of Revelation 6: 7,8 states:

“7And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

8And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”

This begs the question – where is the fourth part of the earth?

The answer may come from history. Consider this quote from A.D. 1507 by cartographer Martin Waldseemüller:

The earth is now known to be divided into four parts. The fourth part is an island because it has been found to be completely surrounded on all of its sides by sea. Just as there is only earth, there is only one Ocean, yet it is made up of many different seas… ”

The following is a description of the island by a reviewer of the same cartographers map:

“There’s not much labeled on these lands. The northern continent has two large islands off to the south, called Isabella Insula (Isabella’s Island) and Spagnolla Insula (Spain’s Island), while the southern continent has a description saying it was discovered under the mandate of the King of Castile. Down in the bottom right block, where the end of the land drops tantalizingly into the edge of the map, the name America. ”

These quotes are from a review of the book “The Naming of America” by John W. Hessler. The review by Elinor Teele can be accessed here:
http://calitreview.com/539

So, is the “fourth part of the earth”,  North and South America?

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2 Responses to “The Fourth Part of the Earth”

  1. Phil Says:

    You are correct. At a minimum it is North America. I do not know if it is South America too. John 3:19 requires judgement to start with the ex-Christian nations because they have been given the light and they rejected it.
    The fourth seal will begin after the third seal is completed and people are working a day for a loaf of bread. So

  2. Soares Oliver Says:

    So you came up with this answer just based on this ancient quotation? It seems to me the old quotation is not clear enough to came up with a sure answer…if you can, I really need more details,Thanks brother.
    Josh

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