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It has been attempted to translate it as closely and literally as the English idiom
would allow ; a restriction which must be thought necessary in rendering a
symbolical prophecy ; in which a very slight deviation may materially change the
... thought himself at liberty to disregard the common punctuation , and the
received division by verses ; because they evidently appear to be of modern date
, and are not seen in the ancient manuscripts ; and he has been guided to the
Plain common sense is to supply what is wanting . And no person , possessed of
that valuable qualification , can read this passage , translated literally into any
language , without perceiving that the thing represented to be seen in the latter ...
The words of Irenĉus , of this competent and unexceptionable witness , are
therefore to be taken in that obvious sense which has been affixed to them by all
the writers before our own times : and , thus taken , they determine the time when
... the Millenarian system , ) “ is this doctrine discoverable , “ if we take all the
espressions used in the xxth “ chapter in a strictly literal sense ; and this is “ the
chapter on which all the Millenarians of “ modern ages have principally grounded
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Related Subjects: Michaelis, J. D. | Bible. -- N.T. -- Revelation -- Commentaries.
Hathi Trust Digital Library (Full Text) http://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015069248956
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The Apocalypse: Or Revelation of Saint John, Translated; With Notes ...
John Chappel Woodhouse
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