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can by no computation be accommodated to the times, of Antiochus Epipbanes; p, 73, 74, 75. How they are to be computed •, p. 76, 77, 7K. Daniel's concern and affliction for his country, and this a farther argument thai: noc the calamities under Antiochus, but thole brought upon the slarion by the Romans were the subject of this prophecy; p. 78, 79, 80. From this and o'her examples it may be inferred, that the scriptures wili never abate but rather encourage our love for our country; p. 81, 82.

DISSERTATION XVI.

Daniel's Prophecy os the things noted in the . . scripture os truth.

IN TWO PARTS.
Part I.

p. 83 151.

This latter prophecy a cqmment upon the former p. 83. Imparted to Daniel after fasting and prayer; p. 84. A prophecy for many days or years; p. 84, 85. Of the Persian empire; p. 85—89. The three first kings of Persia after Cyrus •, p. 86. The fourth far richer than all; p. 86, 87. His stirring up all against the realm ofGreciaj p. 87, 88. Why no more kings of Persia mentioned; p. 88, 89. A short sketch of Alexander's great dominion •, p. 89. His family soon extinct, and his kingdom divided

into into four kingdoms;' p.- 89—.-92. Of these
four two only have a place in this prophecy,
Egypt and Syria, and why; p. 92, 93. Why
called the kings of the sourh and the north;

p. 136, 131, 132. His liberality and profusion;
p. 133, 134. The claims of Ptolemy Philo-
rnetor king of Egypt upon him, and his prepa-
rations against Egypt; p. 134, 135. He invades
and makes himlelf master of all Egypt except
Alexandria, chiefly by the treachery of Ptolemy
P/iilometor's own ministers and subjects-, p. 136—
139. Ptolemy Philometor and Antiochus Epipha-
nes speak lies at one table-, p. 139,140. Antiochus
returns with great spoils; p. 141. His cruelty to
the Jews;, p. 141, 142, 143. He invades Egypt
again, and is hindered from totally subduing it
by an embasly from the Romans; p. 144—146.
He returns therefore, and vents all his anger
upon the Jews; p. 147. Abolishes the Jewish
worship by the instigation of the apostate Jews;
p. 148. Conclusion to show that this prophecy
is more exact and circumstantial than any history

p. 149, 150, 151.

DISSERTATION XVII.

the same subjeft continued.

Part XT.

P. 152- 219.

More obscurity in the remaining part of the pro-

phecy; p. 152, 153. Polluting the sanctuary,

taking away the daily sacrifice, and placing the

abomination of desolation, more properly appli-

cable to the Romans than to Antiochus Epi-

phanes, with the reasons for passing from Antio-

chus to the Romans; p. 153—159. What

follows more truly applicable to the afflicted state

of

of the primitive Christians after the destruction

of Jerusalem than to the times of Antiochus;

p. 159—162. The little help and the persecutions,

afterwards cannot be applied to the times of the

Maccabees, but to the emperor's becoming

Christian, and the succeeding persecutions; p.

162—167. The Antichristian power, the prin-

cipal source of these persecutions, described;

p. 167, &c. How long to prosper; p. 170.

Described here as exerted principally in the

eastern empire; p. 171. His not regarding the

god of his fathers, nor the desire of women,

falsiy affirmed of Antiochus, but truly of this

Antichristian power-, p. 171 — 175. His hono-

ring Mahuzzim with precious gifts, and who

they are-, p. 176—182. Other instances of his

regard to Mahuzzim, in glorifying their priests

and ministers; p. 182—187. The remaining

parts more applicable to other events than to the

transactions of Antiochus; p. 187, 188, 189.

After the account of the degeneracy of the

church follows a prediction of its punishment,

especially in the eastern part of it by the Saracens

and Turks; p. 187— 19 r. Judea and the neigh-

bouring countries to be subdued, but the Ara-

bians to escape, 'not verified by Antiochus but

by the Turks; p: 191---194. The Turks

could never subdue the Arabians, but on the

contrary pay them an annual pension; p. 194—

197. The total subjection of Egypt together

■with Libya and Ethiopia, not accomplished by 1

Antiochus, but by the Turks-, p. 197—201. The

rest of the prophecy yet to be fulfilled; p. 201.

Cannot be applied to Antiochus, but belongs to

the Othman empire; p. 202, 203, 204. What

the
the tidings from the east and north; p. 204,

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