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SECOND ENQUIRY

INTO

THE GROUNDS

ON WHICH

THE PROPHETIC PERIOD

Daniel and St. John,

HAS BEEN

SUPPOSED TO CONSIST OF 1260 YEARS,

CONTAINING

AN EXAMINATION OF THE ARGUMENTS OF MEDE-REMARKS ON A

PASSAGE IN THE DIALOGUES ON PROPHECY,-ON VARIOUS
REVIEWS OF THE FIRST ENQUIRY,-AND ON THE COMMON
INTERPRETATION OF THE SEVEN HEADS OF THE BEAST.

BY

S. R. MAITLAND.

100g
AUSTIS

LONDON:
C. AND J. RIVINGTON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, AND

WATERLOO-PLACE;

STRONG, BRISTOL AND EXETER ;
JEW, GLOUCESTER.

1829.

566.

PREFACE,

This second Enquiry is intended to meet some observations which have been made on the first; and I have adopted the arrangement in which its several parts will be found, for reasons which I will briefly state. The Examination of Mede’s Arguments has been placed first, because it will make the reader who is not familiar with the subject, acquainted with the “ reasons” which that writer considered as “ clearly demonstrating” that the 1260 days are not to be understood as literal days—the passage in the Dialogues on Prophecy contains, I believe, no new argument; but consists chiefly of a collection of authorities in support of the mystical interpretation-in the Remarks on the Review in the Christian Observer, I have endeavoured to meet some arguments

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