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15. The half hour's silence :
Time of prayer after the seals and before the
trumpets (Elucid.; L. Apoc.) Time of the four first trumpets (Latt. Days, p. 162).
Time of the seventh trumpet (Rev. p. 88). 16. The fire cast on the earth :
Literal fire from heaven before the trumpets
(Elucid.) The wrath of God in the trumpets (L. Apoc. p. 77). The descent of the Holy Spirit upon earth (Latt.
Days, pp. 163, 166).
The judgment of the last trumpet (Rev. p. 88). 17. The time of the first trumpet :
Successive to the sixth seal (Elucid.; L. Apoc.;
Parallel to the fourth seal (Rev. p. 88). 18. The nature of the first trumpet:
Literal hailstorm or fire (Elucid.; L. Apoc.; Rev.)
Burning mass, like a meteor, falling into the sea
(Elucid.; L. Apoc. ; Rev.) Consumption of worldliness in the Jews (Latt.
Days). 20. The third trumpet
Electric fluid, like a star, giving an unpleasant
taste to the waters (Elucid. p. 155). A literal star falling on the rivers (L. Apoc. p. 80). The destruction of the works of the Devil (Latt.
Days, p. 179)
A condensed comet (Rev. p. 108). 21. The fourth trumpet
Miraculous darkness of four hours (Elucid. p. 155).
Literal stars cast down by Satan (Rev. p. 114). 22. The star of the fifth trumpet :
An angel, resembling a star (Elucid. p. 158).
Satan himself (Rev. p. 122). 23. The smoke of the abyss :
Literal smoke, like a blight (Elucid. p. 158; Rev.
Spiritual darkness (Latt. Days). 24. The locusts :
Literal locusts, bred in the smoke (Elucid. p. 158).
Demons in the shape of locusts (Rev. p. 124). 25. The king of the locusts :
The Devil, or Satan (Elucid.)
Antichrist, or perhaps Apollo (Rev. p. 126). 26. The five months of the woe:
Five literal months (L. Apoc. ; Elucid.; Rev.)
An indefinite period (Latt. Days). 27. The horsemen of the sixth trumpet :
A multitude of good angels (Elucid. p. 166).
Apoc. p. 90).
Demons of a form like horses (Rev. p. 132). 28. The four angels:
Four good angels (Elucid.)
Four companies of the ten tribes (Latt. Days). -29. The period of the second woe:
A literal period of thirteen months (Elucid. ; L.
An indefinite time (Latt. Days, p. 21). 30. The angel clothed with a cloud :
A created angel (Elucid.; L. Apoc.)
The Lord Jesus Christ (Rev. p. 143). 31. The little book :
A prophecy of events under the seventh trumpet
(Elucid. ; L. Apoc.) A prophecy of events under the fifth seal (Rev.
p. 145). History of the Jews from the time of St. John
(Latt. Days) 32. The measurement of the temple :
A“particular account" taken of the temple
(Elucid. p. 181).
Apoc. p. 100).
(Latt. Days, p. 246).
The Turks, Egyptians, &c. (Elucid. p. 181).
Days, p. 248).
The time of the last Antichrist (Elucid.; L. Apoc.;
Whole time of Israel's desolation (Latt. Days). 35. The outer court unmeasured :
Jerusalem wasted by Antichrist (L. Apoc. p. 100).
Two eminent ministers, or a king and a priest
(Elucid. p. 182).
Elijah and Enoch (Rev. p. 159). 37. Those of the kindred and nations :
The army of Antichrist (L. Apoc. p. 111).
Literal, of Moses and Elijah (L. Apoc.)
It would be easy to enlarge the list of these discordances from the later chapters of the Apocalypse; but the catalogue already given may be enough to prove that the boasted simplicity, harmony, and clearness of the Futurist interpretation, exist nowhere but in the fancy of its authors. Surely, to borrow their own words, “it is time that the common sense of the Church
should be aroused," to seek for principles of interpre-