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OF THE FIRST & EDITION,
THIS Work has been delayed and increased much beyond the original design, stated in the Introductory Chapter to the first Volume. This delay and this increafe are to be attributed to my anxiety to obtain from the fame Pen, to which I am indebted for so much assistance in the first Volume, A DEVELOPEMENT OF THE PROPHETICAL SCHEME CONCERNING ANTICHRIST; being well convinced that no one could present
. This work was first published in three Volumes, 12mo. The second volume commenced with the Intro. ductory Chapter to the second Class of Prophecies; and the third Volume contained the third and fourth Chapters of the fame Class.
this new and comprehensive system to the public in so clear a light, as the person with whom the ideas originated. To this Person I am obliged for the whole of the following Preliminary Chapter, excepting only the Historical proofs of the early opinions, concerning the Papal Antichrist—and for nearly the whole of the third Volume.
THE concealed Author of the chief part of this work considers it as a duty he owes to himself, the Public, and the sacred Nature of the Subject itself, to add to a new Edition such Observations as appear to him elucidatory and important. He has chosen to place them as Notes, rather than to insert them in the Text, in order to mark their date. The Text remains unaltered, excepting P. S9+, vol. I. wherein is now placed the Quotation from “ The Layman," adopted in the 3d Edition, and standing there as a Note.
CON T E N T S.
The design of this Work-Sketch of the HISTORY,
the NATURE, and the USE of PROPHECYSummary of the Work,
PROPHECIES WHICH HAVE BEEN FULFILLED
DOWN TO THE SUBVERSION OF THE JEWISH GOVERNMENT.
CHAPTER THE FIRST.
The Promise made to Adam-considered as a Pro
phecy of general Salvation by the Meffah, the Saviour of the World,
CHAPTER THE SECOND.
The Promises made to Abraham refpe&ting his Pof
terity, and the Mediah,