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proofs of Chriftianity; of singular characters, and the
Of fingular descriptions made up of characters, which,
taken separately, are not fingular,
Of adminicular proofs from coincidence in style,
How different predictions are proved to be parallel to one
CH A P.
The predictions concerning the Melfiah confidered according
to the order of time in which the events happened.
SECT. I. Of the Messiah's life, death, and exaltation.
Of the forerunner of the Messiah, If. xl.
Malachi iii. and iv.
Of the time of the Messiah's coming, Gen. xlix.
Daniel ix, 24.
Of the place of his birth,
Of his being born of a virgin, If. vii. viii, ix.
Of the family of which he was to descend,
Of his manner of life,
Of his miracles, Is. xxxv.
Of his sufferings, and the many predictions of them,
Of the number of events forctold in these predictions,
Of the several steps of his exaltation,
Proofs from Pfal. xl, Dan. ix. Pfal. cx. Il. lxvi. Mal. i.
10. 11. Zeph. ii. 11.
Of the subítitution of the Gentiles in the room of the
Of Daniel ix.
-Of predictions which speak both of the
Several characters which distinguish a later dispersion of
the Jews from the Babylonilh captivity, Il. xi. Dan.
Another part of the little horn's character, his seat in the
Of his being little as to secular power, and of the greatness
religion had been established, his promoting apostały,
Though the beginning of the calculations in Daniel is
muit not be applied to natural, but prophetic days, 190
A summary of the characters of the little horn under five
Properties of these five characters. — Their clearness, be-
cause visions and emblems are interpreted in the predic.
ed to be the fourth,
Properties of the events themselves, - certainty, - noto-
The description not indefinite or indeterminate, but fuffi-
The apostolical doctrine about the importance of some
knowledge of the subject of these predictions, proved
from 2 Thefl. ii. 1 John ii. Rev. ii.
From his being the eighth secular, and the seventh idola-
The conversion of the empire implied, in Rev. xvii, 10.
219 Of the second complex character, from the nature and extent of power,
220 Little secular power proved,
ib. Great power in matters of religion,
221 These things not applicable to the Pagan empire, Third character, the means of acquiring power, singularity of it,
223 Fourth character, relating to the crimes; of which seve
ral branches; such as, reviving an image of the old superftition, and healing its deadly wound,
226 Proving the mother and source of such things,
227 Particular enormities against God, his tabernacle, them that dwell in heaven, and the souls of men,
229 Arguments from John's admiration,
230 From the proper subject of prophecy, future events, ib. Remark on subservient descriptions of things pait and present,
231 Properties of the prophecies of John,
ib. Fifth character, the beast's duration,
The prediétions considered in the order of time in wbich they
Sect. I. Of predictions in the books of Mofes and Job. Of the first promise, Gen. iii. 14.
236 of prophecies in the books of Mofes, relating to the en
lightening of the Gentiles; particularly Deut, xxxii. 21. Gen. ix. 25. &c. and the four promises to the pa
triarchs, that in their feed the nations thould be blessed, 242 Proofs that these promises relate to one particular feed.
A comparison of them with the first promite, Gen. iii. 14. Gen. xlix. Gen. xxvii. 29.; Balaam's prophecy, Numb. xxiv.
244 Balaam's prophecy considered more particularly
246 Proofs of the true interpretation of the promises to the
patriarchs, and of Balaam's prophecy, from the Ilraelilith history,
251 Facts concerning Christ, &c. foretold in the books of Moses, numerous,
252 Gospel-doctrines in the books of Moses, and in Joshua, Of what Moses says of Melchizedek,