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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
grand Conflict, the Millennium, the Conflict renewed, the Judgment, and the new Crea
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
confined - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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.
Sect. 1. 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.
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
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; " John to the " seven Churches, &c." And such a title, amnouncing 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 te
* As certain additions, or subscriptions, at the end of many of 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,