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DISSERTATION

ON THE

P R O P H E C I ES

RELATING TO THE

Final Restoration of the Jews.

THE LION HATH ROARED, WHO WILL NOT FEAR ?

THE LORD GOD HATH SPOKEN, WHO CAN BUT PROPHESY?

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P R E F A CE.

MONG the few, whose attention

the following Treatise may attract, there may

be fome whom it will be proper to apprize, that on the subject of it three different opinions have been entertained; one of which is, That the predictions promising a final restoration to the people of Ifrael, are to be interpreted in a spiritual sense, and expected to be fulfilled only in an heavenly country: Another, That they are to be received indeed literally, yet cannot be accomplished on the present earth, but will be so on a new one, which shall furnish an ample theatre for the promised scene of happiness: The third is, that which takes for its ground the plain declarations of Scripture, and is now to be submitted to the Reader's judgement. It was necessary, in treating of this, to notice the principal arguments urged in support of the other hypotheses; these, I hope, I have stated fairly, as well as answered satisfactorily. The great source of the controversies on this point has been the doctrine of the Millennium, entirely separate how

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