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BRIEF OUTLINE

OF THE

BOOK OF REVELATION,

NOTING THE

CHAPTERS, VERSES, AND CHRONOLOGY.

A. 1).

the book ...............

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ii. iii.

Chap. Ver. The introduction to the book ............. i. 1-8. The appearance of Jesus Christ to the writer of

i. 9-20. The epistles of Jesus Christ to the seven

churches of Asia, sent to them probably

soon after the book was written .. The vision of the heavenly glory, introductory

to the prophecies of the book with seven seals, &c............................ The book with seven seals, containing the whole of the prophecies, or, at least, till the millennium; the seven trumpets being only

a subdivision of the seventh seal...... The opening of the first seal predicts the glo

rious successes of the Gospel of Christ from the year in which the Apostle had the vision. The time of its duration is not ascertained ....... ............... vi. : 1,2. The opening of the second seal predicts de

structive wars from A. D. 100 to A. D. 138 vi. 3, 4.

05.

100.

• The visions of the Apocalypse are supposed to have taken place A. D. 95, and the Book to have been written A. N. 97. Other dates refer to the period of the events predicted../.

Chap. Ver. A. D. The opening of the third seal; predicting calamity, affliction, and mourning. The events foretold by this seal commenced A. D. 138,

and lasted to A. D. 193.... ....... vi. 5, 6. 138. The opening of the fourth seal, foretelling great mortality. The period of this seal is said to

reach from A. D. 193 to A. D. 270 ...... vi. 7,8. 193. The opening of the fifth seal discloses, under

the altar, the souls of them that were slain for the word of God. It predicts the persecutions of the Christians from A. D. 270 to

A. D. 323............................ vi. 9-11. 270. The opening of the sixth seal predicts, under

the image of a great earthquake, the downfal of Paganism, and the establishment of Christianity under Constantine the Great. The events foretold commenced A. D. 306, and

terminated A. D. 324 .................. vi. 12-17. 306. The sealing of the 144,000. This predicts the

enlargement of the Church in consequence

of the revolution above-mentioned ........ vii. 1-8. 324. The vision of the palm-bearing multitude be

fore the throne, describing the blessedness 10
enjoyed with Christ by the martyrs and con-
fessors who had lived during the Pagan per-

secutions ............................ VI. 9-17. 324. The opening of the seventh seal, containing far i da more than all the others, and including the

la period which falls under the seven trumpets, which it was intended to introduce, and into which it is subdivided ......

viii. 1-6. 324. The sounding of the first trumpet predicts the

invasion of Italy by the Goths, and the tremendous wars which succeeded, from A. D.

todo 331 through the remainder of the century, or a longer space ........................ viii. 7. 331.

on HONG 2016 The sounding of the second trumpet denotes

the ravages of the Roman empire by Attila and the Huns, and other calamities with which it was afflicted from A. D. 412 to

A. D. 452 ........................... viii. 8,9. 412. The sounding of the third trumpet refers to

subsequent africtions which befel the em

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455.

476.

Chap. Ver. pire by the Vandals and Moors from A. D.

455 to A. D. 476 ....... .............. viii. 10, 11. The sounding of the fourth trumpet predicts the

extinction of the imperial and other subsequent forms of government in the western

empire between the years 476 and 568 .... viii. 12. The sounding of the fifth, or first woe trumpet,

predicts the Mahomedan imposture, and its

destructive success from A. D. 606 ...... ix. 1-12. The sixth, or second woe trumpet, foretels the

farther successes of Mahomedism by the
conquests of the Turks and Othmans from
A. D. 1281 to A. D. 1672 .............. ix. 13-21.

606.

1281.

THE PROPHECIES OF THE LITTLE OPEN *

BOOK, BEING A CONTINUATION OF THE
PREDICTIONS CONTAINED IN THE VO-

LUME OF THE SEVENTH SEAL.
The subject of the prophecy now turns upon

the state of the church in the western em-
pire, to which the tenth chapter is an intro-

duction.............................. The measuring of the temple, or a prediction

of the extremely corrupt state of the nominal Christian church for 1260 years, supposed to commence A. D. 606, and to terminate

A. D. 1866 .......................... The two witnesses who bare testimony against

the false church during the preceding period The death and resurrection of the two wit

nesses predicted to take place when they shall have finished their testimony, probably

a short time before A. D. 1866 .......... The earthquake previously to the sounding of

the seventh trumpet ........ The sounding of the seventh trumpet predicting

the final and universal triumph of the Redeemer's cause, which will probably take

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.* The retrospective character of the little opened book is especially to be noticed by the reader. It carries us back in the chronology, to predict events prior in the order of time to others which had been previously predicted. The nature and intention of this book are fully explained in the body of the work.

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place at the termination of the 1260 years,
about the time before mentioned, namely Bible
A. D. 1866.

. xi. 15-18. The temple of God opened in heaven as intro

ductory to a new series of prophecies *... xi. 19.

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