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comes forth a little born, of which the prophecy thus speaks.

C: 8. v.9. And out of one of them came forth a titile horn, which waxed exceeding great toward the South, and toward the East, and toward the

pleasane land.

1.10. And it waxed great even to the host of Heaven, and it cast down some of the host and of the Stars to the ground, and slamped upon them.

ul. Tea, be magnified himself, even to ihe Prince of the host, and by him the duily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his fanctuary was cafe down.

12. And an holl was given him against the daily facrifice by reason of tranfgreffion, and it cast down the truth to the ground, and it practised and proSpered

13. Then I heard one Saint speaking, and another Saint said unto that certain Saini which pake , How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation , to give both the fan&tuary ana the host to be trodden under foot?

14. And he said unto me, unto two thousand and 300. days, then shall the sanctuary be cleansed? :: Tis also to the fame Antiochus that we must refer the whole 12th Chapt. of the same book of Daniel:

C. 12. v. 1. And at that time shall Michael ftand. up , the great Prince, which standeth for the children of thy people, and there shall.be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a Narion, even ta. that same time'; and at that time shall thy people, be deliver'd, every one that shall be found written in the book

2. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the Earth shall wake , Some to overlasting life,

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and some to everlasting shame and contempt.

3. And they that be wise, shall shine as the brightness of the firnament; and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars for ever and ever. 4. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words and

feat the book even to the time of the end: many shallrun to and fro, and knowledge shall be increas'd.

5. Then I Daniel looked, and behold there food other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.

6. And one said to the man clothed in linnen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long sball it be to the end of these wonders? 1.7. And I heard the man clothed in linnen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven anda fu are by him that liveth for ever, that it shall be for a time, times, and a half ; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

8. And I heard , but I understood not. Then faid I; O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

9. And he said, Go thy way, Daniel, for the words are closed up , and sealed., till the time of the end.

10. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wife shall understand.

11. And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh defolate, set up, there shall be 1290 days.

12. Blessed'is he that waiteth, and comerb to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

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As Interpreters agree, that these Prophecies in the literal meaning of them are concerning Antiochus Epiphanes, the great persecutor of the fews and the true Religion ; fo almost all agree also, that this mystically referrs to Antichrift. And 'tis a truth', ļ do not at all doubt of. Antiochus was a type of Antichrist : we shall see such clear proofs of it, that it will not be possible to doubt of it. As the principle is commonly perceived. I will suppose it, and will not give my self the trouble to prove it, any otherwise than in applying all that to Antichrist that is said of Antiochus. I will only make some remarks to confirm this truth.

1. We must observe that all the things, that Both good were to happen under the New Testament, had under alle their

types under the Old. It is not only Jesus N. Teka. Christ that had types forhis person,forhis offices, for had their his good works ; his enemies also have had their eypes uatypes. The actions of the Saints have been typi- oid. cal; the victories of Sampson over the Philistins, those of David over Goliah, were types of the viĉtories of Jesus Chrift: All the world believes it, and no one doubts it. It muft be acknowledged also, that the criminal actions of eminent persons have been typical likewise. If on one hand there have been persons and actions typical of the good, there have been also persons and actions typical of the evil. Cain was a type of the enemies of Jesus Christ coming of the feed of the woman, he was a type of the seed of the Serpent ; and his action against his brother was a typical fin, that representeth the persecution, which the Devil

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was to bring upon Jesus Christ and his Church. The sin of Esau, that despised the right of primogeniture, and sold it for a mess of broth , was a type of those prophane ones, that renounce the benefits of the World to come, for the vanities of this present World. Lots wife, that looked towards Sodom , and the Ifraelites that turn'd their eyes towards Egypt, after they were gone forth from it, are types of those miserable persons, who after they have been drawn from în by the grace of Jesus Chrift, are eager after the World from which they were departed , and return to it again.

As therefore felus Cbrift hath had his types, barba bad, without doubt Antichrist had his too, and that in well as s. great number. Cain, Goliah, Pharaoh, Nebuchadnez

zar, and the other oppressors of the truth and the faithful, have been types of Antichrist. Among these rypes there was not any one more noted and more plain than Antiochu, who made the continual Sacrifice cease for three years and a half, who made. the Church desolate, who made almost the whole Nation fall into Apostacy, who prophaned the Temple, and cruelly persecuted those that persevered in the true Religion. So that as in the types of Jesus Christ we seek for and find his Charakters, in like manner in Antiochus and that which the Prophecies say of him, we may find the Characters of Antichrijt.

But we must observe, there are two sorts of Prophecies ; one that directly respe& the principal subject, the other that respect it only mediately and indirectly, and by the means of some type, to which the literal sense of the Prophecy doth belong. For example, the Prophecy of the 53.Chap. pf Efai, respects 7. Christ immediately and without

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the intervention of any type. But the 45th. Pfal. There are and the second respect Jesus Chrift, but mediate

Prophecies ly and by the intervention of the type. In the se- the things cond Psal. the type is David, to whom belongs into the the literal sense of the Psalm. In the 45th Psal. in parety the type

is Solomon , and 'tis him the literal sense lon Lydia of the Text respects. These two forts of Pro-fied bŷ che phecies ought to be handled differently. Those type. of the first rank , i.e. those that refer only and immediately to Jesus Chrif, must be applied only and uniformly to Jesus Christ in all their parts. But those of the second rank are much harder to be disntricated. For there are some things that belong only to the person that isthe rope. Others that belong only to the perfon that is repreented by the type; and lastly, others that belong both to the one and the other. For example, in the 45th Pjal. these words, Thy throne , God, is for ever and ever ; thascepter of thy Kingdom is a fcepe ter of Righteousness,&c. O God, thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above all thy fellows. Thiefe words , I lay , cannot without great violence be applied to Solomon. For Solomon is not a God, and it can't be to him that the H. Spirit faith, Thy throne, O. God, &c. There are other words in the fame Psalm , which cortainly respect Solomon as a type, and 7. Christ as the person represented by the type. For examples Thou art fairer than any of the children of men: Grace is poured into thy lips, becaufe God bath blessed thee for ever. Lastly, I am certain, there are other words that agree only to Solomon, and that it is not at all necessary to refer them to Iesus Christ, For example, these words ; Daugh. v.rs ters of Kings are among thy honourable women: upon ihy right hand did jt and the Queen in gold.

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