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Patriarch at Constantinople, and the Bishop of Antioch, (A.D. 519.) 4th. The Catholic Bishops, according to Putnam, were recalled from their exile the same year (519). 5th. Heretics of all denominations were excluded from all employments, both civil and military. 6th. The Emperor and the Pope did, in compelling the Bishops to sign those articles, take away liberty of conscience: And in granting no toleration to heretics, as they were called, fulfiled 2 Thess. ii: “He shall sit in the temple of God, showing himself to be God.” 7th. Those who would not yield obedience to the decree of the Emperor, namely, receive the Articles which were approved by the Senate, (CIVIL POWER,) and dictated by the Pope, (ECCLESIASTICAL POWER,) were regarded as schismatics and heretics; and as such, many of them were scourged, imprisoned, and put to death. 8th. That from this date (519), the witnesses begin to prophesy in sackcloth, the holy city is trodden under foot, and the Woman flées into the wilderness, into her place,* (the mountains,) where she is nourished 1260 days (years.)

· Here, then, in A.D. 519, I must, as a matter of truth and consistency, consider the abomination that maketh desolate (Dan. xii: 11) was set up; and the prophet was informed from the time it was set up there would be 1290 days (years.) “And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High ; and they (power according to the Sep. Ver.) shall be given into his hands until a time and times, and the dividing of time," (Dan. vii:

* Rev. xii: 14.

(25). Critics are by no means agreed on the numerical value of the expression, "the dividing of time.” we turn to the instruction given by the angel, to ascertain, if possible, the length of that period.

Upon a critical examination of Dan. vii: 23, 24, we learn that the power into whose hands the saints were to be given, is, 1. To pluck up three of ten contemporary kingdoms. 2. That the times, laws, and saints are to be given into his hands for a “time and times and the dividing of time.” 3. That he is to “wear out the saints,” etc.

In Dan xi: 31-35, we read ; and “arm's shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and sliall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries : but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits And they that understand among the people shall instruct many; yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. Now, when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end : because, it is yet for a time appointed."

In the above there are three specifications. 1. The abomination is to be placed. 2. The people that do know their God “shall fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil, many days.” 3. They shall fall“ until the time of the end ;" "because it is yet for a time appointed.”

We now turn to Dan. xii: 11. "And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days."

Here are two particulars. 1. The abomination is set up. 2. There shall be 1290 days.

In Matt. xxiv: 15 and 21 we read : “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand.) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."

In the above there are three points. 1. The abomination of Daniel shall be set up. 2. When it is set up there shall be great tribulation. 3. There are days (time) during which that affliction is to last.

In order to show the parallelisms of the above passages, we present them in separate paragraphs, as follows:

And he shall speak great words against the Most High. (Dan. vii: 25.) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. (Rev. xiii : 6.) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped. (2 Thess.

ii: 4.)

And think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand. (Dan. vii :) And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute' the sanctuary of strength. (Dan. xi: 31.)

And then shall that Wicked be revealed. (2 Thess ii: 8.) And shall take away the daily sacrifice, and tr-y shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. (Isan. xi:) And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up. (Dan. xii: 11.) When ye, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand.) (Matt. xxiv: 15.) So that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. (2 Thess. ii.)

And shall wear out the saints of the Most High. (Dan. vii.) They shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. (Dan. xi:) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. (Rev. xiii : 7.) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matt. xxiv: 21.)

Until a time and times and the dividing of time. (Dan. vii.) And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end : because it is yet for a time appointed. (Dan. xi: 35.) There shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. (Dan. xii.) And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. (2 Thess. ii : 6.)

But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion to consume and to destroy it unto the end. (Dan. vii: 26.) He that leadeth into captivity, shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword, must be killed with the sword.

(Rev. xiii: 10.) Whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth. (2 Thess. ii.)

Without specifying every point in the foregoing, we may remark, that the power denominated the little horn, (Dan. vii:) is to “wear out the saints ;" and they are to “fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil,” (Dan. xi.,) “and he shall make war with the saints,” (Rev. xiii.,) “and then shall be great tribulation," (Matt. xxiv).

Again, in the seventh chapter, we read the saints, times, and laws are to be given into the hands of this power for a “time and times and the dividing of time.” Agreeably to chapter eleventh, the abomination is to be set up, and the saints are to “fall until the time of the end ;” and according to Dan xii, from the time the abomination is set up, " there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days." It must, we think, appear evident to every unprejudiced mind that the power spoken of in Dan, chapters vii, xi and xii is the same that the “little horn” power and "the abomination, that maketh desolate are identical; and inasmuch as Daniel declares, (chapter vii,) “ It shall be for a time and times, and the dividing of time" and in chapter xii for a thousand two hundred and ninety days," from the setting up of the abomination, we are led to believe that the periods in chapter vii and xii are one and the same.

In relation to the period denoted by " the dividing of time," as we make no pretensions to understanding the Hebrew or Chaldaic, we submit to the criticismrof Prof. Vail, in reply to an article written on the subject, from which article he quotes under the head of No. 1, 2, 3, etc.

“1. The word translated dividing, in Dan. vii : 25,

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