The history of the destruction of Jerusalem, as connected with the Scripture prophecies

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G. Stretton, sold also by Longman, Rees, and Company London, 1816 - Jerusalem - 187 pages
 

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"The History of the Destruction of Jerusalem As Connected with the Scripture Prophecies" by George Wilkins is the most thorough examination yet written on how the tragic destruction of the Jewish nation during Christ's generation fulfilled key predictions of the Bible. This very entertaining work presents the Roman conquest of Jerusalem in A.D.70 as a fulfillment of "end time" teachings found throughout the Bible -- particularly those given by Jesus Christ Himself. Accordingly, his is one of the most important books ever written on the subject of Bible prophecy. In this extremely readable volume, Wilkins -- an English pastor from the early 1800s -- presents a partial preterist method of interpretation. This ancient Christian view, still wildly popular in all corners of the globe, associates "last days" prophecies found in both the Old and New Testaments.with events of the first century -- particularly those of the First Jewish Revolt in 66-73. Most impressive is Wilkins' delightful ability to mix keen scholarship with an accessable style that is extremely exciting. Wilkins also anticipates the advent of higher criticism by approaching biblical texts with utmost caution and precision. His fundamental reliance upon Scripture, seasoned with a presentation of historical sources, will be of considerable benefit to all readers. It is one of the finest and most valuable books ever written on the subject of Bible prophecy, and will certainly remain a work of primary importance for centuries to come.  

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Page 121 - Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by. the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
Page 168 - Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
Page 87 - They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Page 165 - But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills ; and people shall flow unto it.
Page 122 - Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Page 104 - Think not that I am come to send peace on earth : I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Page 6 - THE former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that JESUS began both to do and teach, until the day in which he was taken up...
Page 183 - I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
Page 169 - For, behold, the day cometh, That shall burn as an oven ; And all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble : And the day that cometh shall burn them up, Saith the LORD of hosts, That it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Page 71 - But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while : for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.

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