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Possibly or certainly future (Attempt, p. 8; L.

Ant. p. 76). 9. The third beast:

The Macedonian empire (Elucid. p. 19; Adv. L.

p. 102).

Future, as before (Attempt, p. 8; L. Ant. p. 76). 10. The fourth beast:

The Roman empire (Elucid. p. 21; Adv. L. pp.

100, 181; Tract No. 83).

Still future (Attempt, p. 8; L. Ant. p. 76). 11. The opening of the vision of the ram :

The time of Cyrus the Great (Attempt; Elucid.

Adv. L.; Latter Days).

Still future (L. Ant. p. 127). 12. The he-goat:

The empire of Alexander (Attempt, p. 11.; Adv.

L. p. 147; Elucid. p. 18; Latt. Days, pp.

111, 115).

Still future (L. Ant. p. 127). 13. The notable horn:

A future king (L. Ant.)

Alexander the Great (Adv. L.) 14. The four horns of the he-goat:

Four kingdoms of Alexander's successors (Attempt,

p. 11; Adv. L. p. 147 ; Elucid. p. 19; Latter

Days).
Future-perhaps the same with the four beasts

(L. Ant. p. 126).
15. The little horn of the he-goat:-

The Mahometan power (Latt. Days, p. 111).
The same as in Dan. vii., and still future (Attempt,

p. 10; Adv. L. p. 147; Elucid. p. 23; Lect. iv.) 16. The transgression of desolation :The same as the abomination of desolation,” Matt.

xxiv.” (Adv. L. p. 145).

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Entirely distinct (Latt. Days, p. 111). 17. The seventy weeks :

Proved by the event to be four hundred and ninety

years (First Enq. p. 5; Adv. L.; Latt. Days). Not sure they are not future (L. Ant. p. 191, note). Not sure we are justified in taking them for years

(Id.). Certainly four hundred and ninety days, and future

(Elucid. pp. 25-37). 18. The seven weeks :

Forty-nine years, and past (First Eriq. p. 5).
Weeks of years, and future (Adv. L., first edition).
Weeks of years, and past (Adv. L., second edition).
Probably future, perhaps weeks of days (L. Ant.

p. 191).

Weeks of days, and future (Elucid. pp. 25-37). 19. The three kings of Persia :

Fulfilled (Adv. L. p. 147; Elucid. p. 47; Latt.

Days, p. 115).

Still future (L. Ant.; Lect. iv.) 20. The fourth king :

Fulfilled in Xerxes and his invasion of Greece

(Adv. L.; Elucid ; Latt. Days).

Still future (Lect. iv.) 21. The four kingdoms

Divisions of Alexander's kingdom (Adv. L.;

Elucid.; Latt. Days).
Still future, the same with the four beasts (L. Ant.

p. 186, 126).
22. The prophecy, Dan. xi. 1-21:-

Proved fulfilled, by the “universal consent of

interpreters" (Latt. Days, p. 112). Proved unfulfilled, by their great discordance

(Lect. iv.) 23. The king of the south (v. 5)

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Seleucus Nicator (Latt. Days, p. 115).
A future predecessor of the king, v. 41 (Adv. L.)

Future, the same as in v. 41 (L. Ant. p. 186). 24. The king of the north, v.5:

Ptolemy Lagus (Latt. Days, p. 115).
A future predecessor of the wilful king (Adv. L.)
A future contemporary of the wilful king (L. Ant.

p. 186).
25. The king of the north, v. 15-19:-

Antiochus the Great (Latt. Days, p 115).
A second future predecessor of the wilful king

(Adv. L.)
The same future contemporary of the wilful king

(Lect. p. 178).
26. The vile person, v. 21-30:

Antiochus Epiphanes (Latt. Days, p. 115).
The wilful king (Elucid. p. 47; Adv. L. p. 146

Att. p. 13; Lect. iv. pass.)
From these harmonious expositions of Daniel, let us
turn to the Futurist expositions, not less convincing
and harmonious, of the Book of Revelation.

The works of Mr. Burgh, Mr. Tyso, Mr. Mac Causland, and Mr. Govett, the last of which has only just appeared, will furnish the materials of comparison, with a few incidental remarks of the other Futurists. Since the exposition on the “ Latter Days” closes with the eleventh chapter, I will confine myself to the same limit. The following are the results of the comparison : 1. The twenty-four elders :

Spirits of a celestial order (Elucid. p. 118).
The twelve apostles and twelve patriarchs (I..

Apoc. p. 10.; Rev. p. 19).
The redeemed Jewish Church alone (Latt. Days,

p. 23).
2. The seven lamps of fire:

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The perfections of God (Elucid. p. 119).
The Holy Spirit (L. Apoc. p. 12).
They include “the spirits of the just made perfect”

(Latt. Days, p. 25).
3. The four living creatures :

The highest order of angels (Elucid. p. 120).
The Church of the first resurrection (L. Apoc.)
Perhaps the redeemed animal creation and inan

(Rev. p. 19).

The restored Jewish nation (Latt. Days).
4. The sealed book :-

The Apocalypse itself (Elucid.)
The book of the inheritance of the world (L. Apoc.;

Latt. Days; Rev.)
The Old Testament autograph (Adams, sealed

book)
5. The time of the first seal:

The beginning of the Gospel (Elucid.)
Before the twelve hundred and sixty days, c. xi.

(L. Apoc. ; Rev.)

After their close (Latt. Days).
6. The nature of the first seal :-

The first spread of Christianity (Elucid.)
The second coming of Christ to judge (L. Apoc.

p. 46).
The preaching of the Gospel in the last times, or the

coming of Christ in judgment (Rev. p. 44).
The pleading of Christ with the Jews at their

return (Latt. Days, p. 303).
7. The bow and arrows of the first seal:-

The word of the Gospel (Elucid.)
The judgments of the three following seals (L.

Apoc. p. 49).
The bow, Judah; the arrows, Ephraim (Latt. Days,

p. 77).

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8. The second seal:

The Papal hierarchy (Elucid.)
A judgment on the world at large (L. Apoc. p. 49).

A judgment on the Jews only (Latt. Days, p. 88). 9. The third seal :

Mohammedanism (Elucid.)
Literal famnine in the world (L. Apoc.; Rev.)
Famine on the Jews only, uncertain whether literal

(Latt. Days). 10. The fourth seal :

Infidelity, or the Greek Church (Elucid.)
Literal pestilence in the world (L. Apoc. ; Rev.)
Pestilence on the Jews, whether literal uncertain

(Latt. Days).
11. The martyrs of the fifth seal:

The martyrs of the whole dispensation (Elucid.

p. 141).
The martyrs of the last times (L. Apoc. p. 52;

Rev. p. 49).
The Jewish martyrs before the first advent (Latt.

Days, p. 93). 12. The sixth seal :

Literal signs at the second advent (Att.; L. Apoc.;

Elucid.)
Political convulsions of the Jewish state (Latt.

Days, p. 98). 13. The sealed tribes :

Jews of the last time,an indefinite number (Elucid.)
Jews of the last time, a definite number (L. Apoc.)
The faithful Jews of the Old Testament (Latt.

Days).
14. The palm-bearing multitude :-

The happiness of the Millennial Church (Elucia.

p. 148).

Gentile sufferers of the last times (L. Apoc.; Rev.)
Jewish martyrs alone (Latt. Days, p. 152).

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