An Essay on the Revelation of Saint John: So Far as Concerns the Past and Present Times : to which are Added Two Dissertations, the One Upon Mark II. 25, 26. The Other Upon Matthew XXIV. and the Parallel Chapters : with a Collection of Scripture-prophecies Relating to the Times After the Coming of the Messiah
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The Arguments for this Proposition are these following : I . ' Twas not at all
agreeable to the Nature and Genius of these Enigmatical Writings to make use of
plain Words in the determination of its several Periods : and so to use the known
... that if once this Proposition be deny ' d , I shall never think it possible for us to
understand any Prophecies at all : there being no other poftulata plainer than this
to be ever expected in any Writings of this nature , nay indeed , not often in any ...
That the Sealed Book does not dire & ly contain more than the Events of the
Seals , which are terminated at the end of the Vials , seems to me evident , both
from the nature of the thing it felf , and from a visible Period in the Apocalypse ao
So that its whole Object is of the fame Nature , and belongs to the Maritim or
Infular Parts encompass ' d with Waters . In the Third we have the Third Part of the
Rivers , and the Fountains of Waters , and the Third Part of the Waters for its
This firft Trumpet we fee brings a terrible Storm from the North , the Region of Hail
; and the nature of the Storm fhews . the nature of the fudgment ; Hail and fire
mingled with blood , can See Isa . xxviij . certainly denote nothing but fuch ...
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Whiston is a Historical interpreter and does a remarkable job of outlining the design and order of the book; seeing the 7 trumpets as part of the 7th seal and makes a clear case for the 7 Vials being a main part of the 7th trumpet. I think the following statementy is remarkable because of the time of his writing when these things have not been fulfilled and are yet in his future.
"""The Six first Seals, andthestx first Trumpets of the seventh Seal are all Over before the End of the 1260 years of Antichrist's Reign: and the seventh Trumpet or seven Vials contained in it follow immediately after that time;."
He has other good insights however he makes a very confusing preasentation by jumping ahead and then back to Daniel. His arguments are often difficult to follwo. and he doews make a few interpretive minstakes. He is not alonhe in saying the 2nd beast of 13 isw the same as the false prophet of 19. see the proper explan\ation the exposion of Rev found at www.moellerhaus.com.
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