Dissertation on the Dragon, Beast, and Falseprophet, of the Apocalypse; in Which the Number 666 Is Satisfactorily Explained. and Also a Full Illustrat

Theclassics Us, 2013 - 94 Seiten
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAP. VII. Exposition of the thirteenth Chapter of the Revelation, respecting the seven-headed and tenhorned Beast which rises out of the sea; and of the two-horned Beast which rises out of the earth., . T. The angel's explanation contained in the seventeenth chapter of the Apocalypse may be considered an interpretation of the one now under consideration, as well as of the vision of the Woman sitting upon the seven-headed and ten-horned Beast. In fact, without the assistance of the angel's interpretation, it is impossible to understand aright the mysteries of the Beasts spoken of in the thirteenth chapter, as We shall presently discover; and this is the chief reason why the consideration of the thirteenth chapter of the Apocalypse has been reserved to this place. "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." This is evidently the same Beast upon which St. John saw the Woman sit, because it has got seven heads, and ten horns;. and, consequently, must be the Latin empire. It was seen rising up out of the sea, which is the same that is said of the four beasts of Daniel; the sea must, therefore, be the symbol of a great multitude of nations, as has already been proved. And as a beast is the symbol of an empire, the meaning is, that every mighty empire is raised upon the ruins of a great number of nations, against which it has successfully contended, and incorporated with its dominions. And, in like manner, the Latin empire rises up out of the sea, in eradicating all the hostile nations in its way, and establishing its mighty sway over the many subjugated countries. But this Latin empire which St. John...

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