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PAGE Sect. II. Ch. xvi. 2-to the end. -The seven Vials, 394 Sect. III. Chap. xvii. - The great Harlot, or Babylon, 414 Sect. IV. Chap. xviii. — The Judgment of Babylon, continued
440 Sect. V. Ch. xix. 1-11.-Exultation in Heaven
over the fallen Babylon, and upon the Approach of
PART VII., divided into seven Sections, contains the
grand Conflict, the Millennium, the Conflict renewed, the Judgment, and the new Creation.
PAGE Sect. I. Ch. xix. 11-19. —The Lord appears with his Followers for Battle and Victory
459 Sect. II. Ch. xix. 19-to the end. The Conflict,
and Victory over the Beast and false Prophet 462 Sect. III. Ch. xx. 1-4. The Dragon taken and cop fined
465 Sect. IV. Ch. xx, 4—7.-The Millennium
467 Sect. V. Ch. xx. 7-11.-Satan loosed, deceiveth the Nations, and is cast into the burning Lake
471 Sect. VI. Ch. xx. 11-to the end. The Judgment, 473 Sect. VII, Ch. xxi. 1-9. The new Creation 475
PART VIII., in two Sections, contains the Bride, or New Jerusalem, and the Conclusion,
PAGE Sect, I. Ch. xxi.9-to the end ; xxii. 1-6. The Bride, or New Jerusalem.
482 Sect. II. Ch. xxii, 6-to the end. The Conclusion, 492
*** THE GREEK OF THE APOCALYPSE IS PRINTED FROM THE
TEXT OF GRIESBACH'S EDITION; REASONS FOR WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED IN THE INTRODUCTION. IN THE SECOND COLUMN IS THE NEW TRANSLATION. THE THIRD CONTAINS THE AUTHORIZED VERSION, PRINTED FROM OUR ENGLISH BIBLE.
The Title of the Book.
CHAP. i. VER. 1-3.
1 The Revelation of Jesus ΑΠΟΚΑΛΥΨΙΣ Ιη
Christ, which God σε Χρισέ, ήν έδωκεν
gave unto him, to αυτα ο Θεός, δείξαι shew unto his ser τοις δέλοις αυτα vants things which must δει γενέσθαι εν τά- come to pass in a short X xzi ithuayey time; and he signifiωποςείλας δια τα ed them, sending by αγέλα αυτά τα
his angel unto his serbáoa atis lucvn. 1 2 vant John; Who bare 2 "Ος έμαρίύξησε τον record of the word of
λόγον το Θεό, και God, and of the testiτην μαρίυρίαν Ιησέ
mony of Jesus Christ, Χρισέ, όσα είδ..
according to whatso3. Μακάρι ο άνα- η
ever things he saw. uwsww, xy oi à 3 Blessed is he who κύονlες τες λόγος
readeth, and they who της προφητείας, και hear the words of the τηρώνlες τα εν αυτή
prophecy, and who yeygaujévez o yang
keep the things which καιρός εγγύς. .
are written therein; for the time is near.
SOME of the commentators have entirely disregarded, and some have but slightly noticed, the three first chapters of the Apocalypse. Upon these I have been induced to bestow a more than ordinary attenL 2
1 The Revelation of Jesus
Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which
must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signi. fied it by his angel un
to his servant John: 2 Who bare record of
the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of
all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he that
readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophesy, and keep those words which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
tion. They are replete with the same figurative language and symbols which pervade the whole book. And therefore it appeared to me a desirable object to ascertain the meaning of them, and to make the notes to these three chapters the basis of the interpretation, which is to be applied to the rest. And as these notes are constantly referred to in the progress of the work, the reader, it is hoped, will proceed patiently through this part, as being useful, and indeed essential, to the explication of the more interesting visions which follow.
This part of the annotations extends to a greater length than otherwise might be necessary; because the author, for his own satisfaction, was desirous to ascertain, how far the doctrines, images, sentiments, and language of the Apocalypse, are concordant with those of other Sacred Scriptures: and since Michaelis has founded his objections to the Apocalypse partly on this subject of inquiry, it seems proper to produce collections of this kind before the public.
THE three first verses, which compose this section, contain the title of the book. It is no necessary part of it. For the book is written in an epistolary form, and at the fourth verse begins with that form, as commonly used by the sacred writers; 16 John to the “ seven Churches, &c." And such a title, amouncing the contents of the book, may have been added after the times of Saint John, and by transcription may have passed into the text*. But there is no reason to
As certain additions, or subscriptions, at the end of many the sacred epistles, are known to have done. See Michaelis's Introduct. to the N. T. ch. vii. sect. 10. xi. sect. 1. Also Paley's Horæ Paulinæ, ch. xv,