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terpretation, that when language, planation at verses 37-43. The apparently literal, contradicts a well world is to be the field for the known fact, it must be understood in manifestation of Christ's kingdom. a figurative sense. We are not to sup- (v. 38.) In this field “all things pose a person so grossly ignorant of that offend” shall be gathered tohistory, as not to know that Judea and gether. (v. 40.) Some circumGalatia are two different countries ; stances we apprehend will take place for if he were unacquainted with it previous to the judgement to make before he read his Bible, the perusal à manifest separation between the of that would set him right. In true children of God and all false this case however we need no argu- and heartless professors; and then ment about it; for if Amicus will we presume the wheat is gathered or refer to his Greek Testament he will housed in a place of security. (v.30.) find, that the words—hath been Then the burning or judgements evidently set forth" are all repre- are poured out on the tares; (41.) sented by one word, tposypaon, which and then the righteous shine forth in literally signifies, publicly to write their glorious resurrection bodies. or preach about a thing. Schleusner (43.) HE THAT says that ypapely was used by the Greeks, as well in regard to pictures We would just caution the Reader, as to writings; and therefore that in order to prevent misapprehension, in this place

the Apostle might refer that the words translated world in figuratively to the lively colors in verse 38 and in verses 39 and 40 which he, when preaching, had are very different in the original. described to them Jesus crucified; “The field” is literally the terrestrial thus as it were setting the crucifixion globe : (koguos)

- the end of the before their eyes.

world” is the end of the age or dis2. In regard to the second dif- persation. (alwv.) ficulty, the harvest and burning of 3. We leave the third and fourth the tares in Matt. xiii, 30, the sub- difficulties for others to explain ; ject appears to be misapprehended nor can we undertake (as we said both in the Dialogues on Prophecy on a former occasion) to solve all (to which we have referred) and by the difficulties transmitted to us : Amicus. The parable does not sufficient for us if we insert them. describe the actual burning of the Yet such information as we may tares, but their being first gathered have at hand we gladly offer. To in bundles to be burned. (προς το our Correspondent Philos therefore κατακαυσαι αυτα.) Reasoning from we observe, that all the ancient analogy we may ask, what farmer Fathers and Commentators appear would set fire to the tares or any perplexed with this text, and write other rubbish in his field, whilst the

upon it with diffidence: which at wheat was

still on the ground ? least shows the propriety of not He might first separate the rubbish, forcing upon it a signification (as that nothing offensive might go with some have latterly been inclined to the wheat into the barn ; but he do) at variance with other texts, would certainly take care that his which speak of the coming of the grain was secured, before he put the Lord. kindling to this rubbish. And this The exposition which most comappears to be the intent of the mends itself to our own minds is by parable, according to the additional Hilary; who considers the words matter to be gleaned from its ex- ου μη τελεσητε

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Iopand, &c. not to refer to the cities; and thus the Gospel would apostles "going over" or through be driven from Judea, and pass to the cities, but to the success or

• all nations : but that the conversion completion of their ministry in them; " to the faith of the Jews should not and this with a special reference to · be accomplished by them ; but by the Jews. So that,

the power of Christ, when he should secuted, they should flee to other come again in glory.”

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ON THE 1260 YEARS.

To the Editor of the Investigator.

(A.D.636) I calculate the 1290 years

and therefore expect, that in the Sir,

year 1926 the time will come when I have long been wishing for a

the Messiah will be acknowledged Work of this sort, in which a man by the people of Israel; and that in who does not think himself qualified the year 1971 (45 years afterwards) to write a book might insert such their blessedness will be accomideas as on attentive perusal have plished. This, I say, had long been from time to time occurred to him. floating in my mind, when I took up Without any further preface there- the second Number of the Investifore I address this letter to you. gator; where I see (at pages 19 and

It has long been my opinion, that 20 of the Reprint) what appears to all the prophecies in the Old Testa- solve a difficulty which had arisen, ment relate solely to the Jews, either as to what is to occur in 1926. The in their integral state or their mix- Rabbi Elhazar Ben Hazariah calcuture with the Gentiles after their lates, that the space between the dispersion. That the mention of our coming of the Messiah and the final Lord and Saviour is only in this light, resurrection will be 70 years; and as he was “to be the glory of thy peo- as Daniel was then in the Babylople Israel.” It follows that I read nian captivity,

nian captivity, this period seems the prophecy of Daniel in this light; most naturally to be alluded to. Now and that I make the 1260 years ap- the year 1926 of the christian era ply to the Jews only. Now Daniel added to the year of our Lord 4004 prophesied about 606 years before is equal to 5930, to which add 70 Christ and in the year 636 after years to “ make them glad accordChrist Jerusalem was taken by Omar ing to the time wherein they were and the "scattering of the holy afflicted," and you have exactly people took place,” and “ the taber- 6000, or the date of the first renacles of his palaces were planted be- surrection, when the week days of tween the seas in the glorious ho- religion being finished its Sabbath ly mountain.” From that period shall begin.

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WRITTEN AFTER READING THE NOTICE PREFIXED TO THE FIRST NUMBER OF

THE INVESTIGATOR."

Is this the test; that each who brings his work
To aid your labor, must submit his all
To be examined by the Word of God,
And on its verdict only stand or fall ?
My heart accepts the terms; and I rejoice
To hear my judgement from Jehovah's voice.

Should He reject my offering and reprove,
Tho'shame and sorrow wait on such a word,
I'll meekly own His sentence wise and just,
And lab’ring for the sanction of the Lord
Erase with humble tears each faulty line,
And perfect all my work by Light Divine.

But if He deign to' accept, yea e’en to smile
Upon my labor, with what deep delight
I'll cast the crown He gives me at His feet,
And strive with yet more ardor in His sight
To gain a higher prize; thus on till heaven,
The last reward of “grace for grace,” is given.

All seeing Lord ! arm’d with the two-edged sword,
That cuts asunder, and divides between
The soul and spirit; I confess thine eye
Heart searching, and thy weapon sharp and keen;
But yet I feel, 'tis safe and sweet for me
To be examin'd, to be judg'd by Thee.

Tho' sure to mark and to correct each sin ;
The error Thou discernest Thou wilt heal,
If with simplicity we own thy voice,
And from its high award make no appeal.
The blood shall cleanse, the Spirit shall supply
The soul that would be guided by thine eye.

I therefore come ; for not till now untried
The way that leads to thy great Judgement seat :
By grace revealed, by grace kept open still,
'Tis grown at length familiar to my feet.
In hope that Thou wilt own thy servant still,
I bring my humble work and wait thy sovereign will.

S.

SUPPOSED TO BE SUNG BY A CONVERTED JEW

AMONG THE RUINS OF JERUSALEM.

Ripe is the vintage of the earth ; a

Wake, Zion, wake ; put on thy strength ; Its clustering grapes are round and full ; Don thy rich garb, Jerusalem : h And vengeance, vengeance bursts to birth, Rise, shine ; thy light is come at length; Sudden and irresistible :

And thou the Gentiles shalt condemn, Messiah comes to tread amain

But hark! the war-whoop nearer sounds; The wine-press of the battle plain.b

From land to land Destruction bounds.

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The object of this Tract is to pre- HIS RETURN, recorded Matt. xxiii, dict the very day and hour of the xxiv, XXV; containing a minute Advent of Messiah, which is to be Examination of these Prophecies, on the 9th August, 1832, at 10p.m.! and exhibiting the evidence they He calculates by the Jewish lunar contain, that Christ's coming in the year, consisting of 355 days; which clouds of heaven is PERSONAL AND he maintains, from its being always NEAR AT HAND. By JAMES A. BEGG, used by the Jewish Church, is the true 12mo. 3s. 6d. Paisley, A. GardCalendar for the people of God. Thus

J. Nisbet, London ; &c. taking 4000 solar years as the space from the Creation to the birth of A TREATISE ON THE 1260 DAYS OF Christ, and dividing them and the DANIEL AND St. John, being an time subsequently elapsed by lunar attempt to establish the conclusion years, he makes the 6000 years from that they are years, and also to fix Creation terminate as stated above. the date of their commencement. Our Readers need not we trust be By the Rev. WILLIAM Digby, A. M. reminded of the words of our Lord : 12mo. 2s. 6d. Nisbet, London.

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OF THAT DAY AND HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN.

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THE JUDGEMENT OF THE QUICK, Fourth Edition improved of by the Rev. J. E. SABIN, A. B. “ CHRIST'S

RETURN

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H. R. H. the Duke of Sussex.

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