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sidered as making the principal part of the warfare between the Dragon and the Woman, under their united ministry in his service.

In exa

The period of forty-two months being mentioned in this chapter for the last time, presents itself for a minute enquiry into this and other concurrent periods of the same duration.

There are three of these repeatedly mentioned in the Apocalypse, which will appear more evident from the following scheme, copied, after a careful review of it, out of my former work. Perfect success, however, is not to be expected in the development of prophecies as yet only partially enlightened by the occurrence of the predicted events. mining these, we must be contented with the light afforded by past or present circumstances, and not presume to a foreknowledge, unsupported by direct assurances of Scripture. The three periods are

a. During this period, the saints, or I. A time, and times, and dividing

times and laws, are given into of time.

the hand of the little horn, or Καιρον και καιρους και ημισυ και

king, rising after the ten kings. pov. Rev. xii. 4.

Dan. vii. 25; xiii. 7. Εως καιρώ και καιρών και γε ήμισυ 6 The woman is nourished in the kaipov. Dan. vii, 25.

wilderness from the presence of the serpent. Rev. xii, 14.

c The Gentiles tread the holy city. II. Forty-two months.

Rev. xi. 2; Luke xxi. 24. Μήνας τεσσαρακοντα δυο. .

d The beast continues to act against

the saints. Rev. xiii. 5. III. Twelve hundred and sixty

e The witnesses prophesy in sack

cloth. Rev. xi. 3. days. Ημερας χιλιας διακοσιας εξηκοντα.

f The woman is nourished in the

wilderness. Rev. xii. 6. Now if we compare a and d together, they will be found to relate the same history; therefore the periods contained under I. and II. appear to be the same. Again, compare b with f; they are the same

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history: therefore I. and III. are the same periods.
But I. which thus appears to be the same with III.,
has been seen also to be the same with II.; there-
fore all three periods are the same. Thus these three
prophetic periods are of the same length or duration:
they measure the same quantity of time.
other question will arise; whether they measure the
same identical period : for, although allowed to
measure the same quantity of time, they may pos-
sibly succeed each other; or if they be cotem-
porary in some parts, yet it may not appear that
they quadrate and agree in all: their beginnings
and their endings may not be at the same points.
Now it will not be difficult to show that all these

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f, coincidence; they are all contained under the sixth trumpet. a and d exhibit the same history, told by different prophets, viz. that of the antichristian oppressor expected to arise out of the Roman empire, after its division into ten kingdoms. b and f contain the same history,—the nourishment of the woman in the wilderness,—which, for a particular reason, is repeated.' But the beast, represented in a and d, receives his power from the dragon, (ch. xiii. 2, 5.) who is certainly described as cotemporary with the woman; and makes war against her seed, the seed of the woman in the wilderness, the saints. Therefore a and d, and b and f, contain histories, some parts of which at least are of the same period. Again, any one who reads ch. xi. 2, 3, with attention, must perceive that cand e are purposely brought together, in order to show that they contain the same period, but e, in some of its parts, is certainly cotemporary with a and d; with the times of the beast.

1 See note, ch. xii. 14.

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sidered as making the principal part of the warfare between the Dragon and the Woman, under their united ministry in his service.

In exa

The period of forty-two months being mentioned in this chapter for the last time, presents itself for a minute enquiry into this and other concurrent periods of the same duration.

There are three of these repeatedly mentioned in the Apocalypse, which will appear more evident from the following scheme, copied, after a careful review of it, out of my former work. Perfect success, however, is not to be expected in the development of prophecies as yet only partially enlightened by the occurrence of the predicted events. mining these, we must be contented with the light afforded by past or present circumstances, and not presume to a foreknowledge, unsupported by direct assurances of Scripture. The three periods are

a. During this period, the saints, or I. A time, and times, and dividing

times and laws, are given into

the hand of the little horn, or Καιρον και καιρους και ημισυ και

king, rising after the ten kings. pov. Rev. xii. 4.

Dan. vii. 25; xiii. 7. Εως καιρό και καιρών και γε ήμισυ 6 The woman is nourished in the kalpov. Dan, vii, 25.

wilderness from the presence of

the serpent. Rev. xii. 14.

c The Gentiles tread the holy city. II. Forty-two months.

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Rev. xi. 2; Luke xxi. 24. Μήνας τεσσαρακοντα δυο. .

d The beast continues to act against

the saints. Rev. xiii. 5. III. Twelve hundred and sixty

e The witnesses prophesy in sack

cloth. Rev. xi. 3. days. “Ημερας χιλιας διακοσιας εξηκοντα.

f The woman is nourished in the

wilderness. Rev. xii. 6. Now if we compare a and d together, they will be found to relate the same history; therefore the periods contained under I. and II. appear to be the same. Again, compare b with f; they are the same

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have some common b, d, f, coincidence; they are all contained under the sixth trumpet. a and d exhibit the same history, told by different prophets, viz. that of the antichristian oppressor expected to arise out of the Roman empire, after its division into ten kingdoms. b and f contain the same history,the nourishment of the woman in the wilderness,—which, for a particular reason, is repeated.' . But the beast, represented in a and d, receives his power from the dragon, (ch. xiii. 2, 5.) who is certainly described as cotemporary with the woman; and makes war against her seed, the seed of the woman in the wilderness, the saints. Therefore a and d, and b and f, contain histories, some parts of which at least are of the same period. Again, any one who reads ch. xi. 2, 3, with attention, must perceive that c and e are purposely brought together, in order to show that they contain the same period, but e, in some of its parts, is certainly cotemporary with a and d; with the times of the beast.

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sidered as making the principal part of the warfare between the Dragon and the Woman, under their united ministry in his service.

The period of forty-two months being mentioned in this chapter for the last time, presents itself for a minute enquiry into this and other concurrent periods of the same duration.

There are three of these repeatedly mentioned in the Apocalypse, which will appear more evident from the following scheme, copied, after a careful review of it, out of my former work. Perfect success, however, is not to be expected in the development of prophecies as yet only partially enlightened by the occurrence of the predicted events.

In examining these, we must be contented with the light afforded by past or present circumstances, and not presume to a foreknowledge, unsupported by direct assurances of Scripture. The three periods are

a. During this period, the saints, or 1. A time, and times, and dividing

times and laws, are given into of time.

the hand of the little horn, or Καιρον και καιρους και ημισυ και

king, rising after the ten kings. pov. Rev. xii. 4.

Dan. vii. 25; xiii. 7. Εως καιρό και καιρών και γε ήμισυ 6 The woman is nourished in the kalpov. Dan, vii, 25.

wilderness from the presence of

the serpent. Rev. xii, 14.

c The Gentiles tread the holy city. II. Forty-two months.

Rev. xi. 2; Luke xxi. 24. Μήνας τεσσαρακοντα δυο. .

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d The beast continues to act against

the saints. Rev. xiii. 5. III. Twelve hundred and sixty

e The witnesses prophesy in sack

cloth. Rev. xi. 3. days.

f The woman is nourished in the Ημερας χιλιας διακοσιας εξηκοντα.

wilderness. Rev. xii. 6. Now if we compare a and d together, they will be found to relate the same history; therefore the periods contained under I. and II. appear to be the same. Again, compare b with f; they are the same

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