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LONDON:

WERTHEIM, MACINTOSH, & HUNT,
PATERNOSTER BOW & HOLLES STREET;

JUDD & GLASS, NEW BRIDGE STREET.

MDCCCLVin.

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CONTENTS.

The Time or The First Advent.—The Easter controversy a

help for determining the date of the crucifixion—Testimony of

Irenseus—Polycrates—Epiphanius—The Council of Nice—The

Jewish Cycle of eighty-four years— The Acta Pilati confirmatory

of A.d. 29 being the date of the crucifixion 103

CHAPTER IX.

The Time Of The First Advent.—The week-day of the cruci-

fixion—Was it on Thursday or Friday ?—Reasons for preferring

the former—Christ in the grave "three days and three nights "—

"Christ our Passover" sacrificed on the fourteenth day oi Nisan—

The "high day" of the crucifixion explained by the martrydom

of Polycarp—"The preparation of the Passover"—Order of

events during Passion week—The crucifixion, according to

Polycrates, on the day in which the Jews put away leaven—

Summary—Conclusion that the Messiah was "cut off" according

to the prophecy of Daniel on Thursday, the fourteenth of Nisan,

the sixteenth of the calends of April, A.d. C. 781, in the fifteenth

year of the sole reign of Tiberius, during the Consulship of

the Gemini, answering to March 17th, A.d. 29—Note on Canon

Browne's Ordo Sfficlorum 113

CHAPTER X.

Probable Time Of The Second Advent.—The fulfilment of

prophecy respecting the Past a guide with regard to the Future

—Our duty to study the Signs of the Times—Testimony of St.

Peter respecting the duration of the world—Of the Jewish

Rabbies—Of St. Barnabas—That of the latter very decisive and

valuable as "a man full of the Holy Ghost"—St. Barnabas the

probable author of the Epistle to the Hebrews—Testimony of

Lactantius, and of St. Augustine ... ... 145

CHAPTER XI.

Chronology.—Different systems of Hales, Clinton and Usher—

Differences between the Hebrew text, the Samaritan Pentateuch,

and the LXX—St. Augustine's reasons for preferring the former

—Chronology of the Hebrew text to the time of the Babylonish

captivity—Assyrian sculptures, with reference to the Scriptural

date of the deluge—M. Oppert's discovery on a Babylonian

cylinder of records of the deluge and confusion of tongues—The

Canon of Ptolemy—Chronology of Josephns—Of Mantheo—Of

Diodoms Siculus—Of Velleius Paterculus and JSmilius Sura—

Of the Talmud—Of the Monumental History of Egypt ... 153

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