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Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John   By: (1642-1727)

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OBSERVATIONS UPON THE PROPHECIES OF DANIEL , AND THE APOCALYPSE OF St. JOHN .

In Two PARTS.

By Sir ISAAC NEWTON .

LONDON,

Printed by J. DARBY and T. BROWNE in Bartholomew Close.

And Sold by J. ROBERTS in Warwick lane , J. TONSON in the Strand , W. INNYS and R. MANBY at the West End of St. Paul's Church Yard , J. OSBORN and T. LONGMAN in Pater Noster Row , J. NOON near Mercers Chapel in Cheapside , T. HATCHETT at the Royal Exchange , S. HARDING in St. Martin's lane , J. STAGG in Westminster Hall , J. PARKER in Pall mall , and J. BRINDLEY in New Bond Street .

M.DCC.XXXIII.

To the Right Honourable

P E T E R

Lord K I N G ,

Baron of Ockham , Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.

My Lord,

I shall make no Apology for addressing the following Sheets to Your Lordship, who lived in a long Intercourse of Friendship with the Author; and, like him, amidst occupations of a different nature, made Religion your voluntary Study; and in all your Enquiries and Actions, have shewn the same inflexible Adherence to Truth and Virtue.

I shall always reckon it one of the Advantages of my Relation to Sir Isaac Newton , that it affords me an opportunity of making this publick acknowledgment of the unfeigned Respect of ,

My Lord, Your Lordship's most obedient, and most humble Servant, Benj. Smith.

CONTENTS.

PART I.

Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel .

CHAP. I. Introduction concerning, the Compilers of the Books of the Old Testament.

CHAP. II. Of the Prophetic Language.

CHAP. III. Of the vision of the Image composed of four Metals.

CHAP. IV. Of the vision of the four Beasts.

CHAP. V. Of the Kingdoms represented by the feet of the Image composed of iron and clay.

CHAP. VI. Of the ten Kingdoms represented by the ten horns of the fourth Beast.

CHAP. VII. Of the eleventh horn of Daniel 's fourth Beast.

CHAP. VIII. Of the power of the eleventh horn of Daniel 's fourth Beast, to change times and laws.

CHAP. IX. Of the Kingdoms represented in Daniel by the Ram and He Goat.

CHAP. X. Of the Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks.

CHAP. XI. Of the Times of the Birth and Passion of Christ.

CHAP. XII. Of the Prophecy of the Scripture of Truth.

CHAP. XIII. Of the King who did according to his will, and magnified himself above every God, and honoured Mahuzzims , and regarded not the desire of women.

CHAP. XIV. Of the Mahuzzims , honoured by the King who doth according to his will.

PART II.

Observations upon the Apocalypse of St. John .

CHAP. I. Introduction, concerning the time when the Apocalypse was written.

CHAP. II. Of the relation which the Apocalypse of John hath to the Book of the Law of Moses , and to the worship of God in the Temple.

CHAP. III. Of the relation which the Prophecy of John hath to those of Daniel ; and of the Subject of the Prophecy.

PART I.

OBSERVATIONS UPON THE PROPHECIES OF DANIEL.

OBSERVATIONS

UPON THE

Prophecies of DANIEL

CHAP. I.

Introduction concerning the Compilers of the books of the Old Testament.

When Manasses [1] set up a carved image in the house of the Lord, and built altars in the two courts of the house, to all the host of Heaven, and us'd inchantments and witchcraft, and familiar spirits, and for his great wickedness was invaded by the army of Asserhadon King of Assyria , and carried captive to Babylon ; the book of the Law was lost till the eighteenth year of his grandson Josiah . Then [2] Hilkiah the High Priest, upon repairing the Temple, found it there: and the King lamented that their fathers had not done after the words of the book, and commanded that it should be read to the people, and caused the people to renew the holy covenant with God... Continue reading book >>




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