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I saw a beast rise up out of the sea having seven heads(the Babylonic-Assyrian, the Medo-Persian, the Greek, the Egyptian, Syrian, Roman, and Latin Empires.) The beast which I saw was like unto a leopard. (Daniel's Greek Empire.) And I saw one of his heads, (the Latin,) as it were wounded to death-by a sword; (the sword of the Heruli and Ostrogoths,) and his deadly wound was healed. (by the restoration of the Latin Empire in a Greek dynasty by Justinian, A.D. 553.) The beast that thou sawest was, (the Greek Empire,) and is not, (being destroyed by the Romans) and shall ascend (by the Greek emperor Justinian's revival of it, A. D. 553) out of the bottomless pit i. e. abyss or sea (from among the nations of the world) and go into perdition, (by the Turks who destroyed it A.D. 1453.) and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, (the Greek Empire revived
? This is compiled from the Canon of Ptolemy, as continued by Dr. Hales in his Analysis of Chronology, Vol. I. p. 276, Dr. Gillies' History of the World therein quoted, p. 290, and from Les Fastes Universels par M. Buret de Longchamps.
by Justinian) and is not (being destroyed by the Turks) and yet is (by its being sold by Andrew Palæologus to Charles VIII. of France A.D. 1495, and thus fictitionsly continued in a French dynasty up to the present time.) The seven heads are-seven kings, (Kingdoms or Empires) five are fallen, (in St. John's time, the Babylonic-Assyrian, Medo-Persian, Greek, Egyptian, and Syrian,) one is, (in St. John's time, the Romans) and the other is not yet come, (the Latin) and when he cometh he must continue a short space, (not lasting more than 115 years) and the beast that was, (the Greek Empire) and is not, (being destroyed by the Romans) even he is the eighth, (the revived Greek Empire by Justinian, A.D. 553.) and is of the seven, (being the third) and goeth into perdition (by the Turks.) And I beheld another beast coming out of the earth, (the Roman papacy) and he had two horns like a Lamb, (enjoyed a spiritual power over the two Præfectures of Italy and Gaul) and ne spake as a dragon, (but wished to have a temporal sovereignty over them as well) saying to them that dwell on the earth that they should make an image (the revived Latin Empire of Charlemagne, A.D. 800, and German Emperors) to the beast which had the wound by a sword and did live (to the Latin Empire wounded by the Herulic and Ostrogothic sword, but revived under government of Greek Emperors.) Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number (the sum of the numbers which the letters in the name stand for) of the Beast (the Greek Empire or Emperor), for it is the number of a man (the Emperor), and his number is six hundred threescore and six, (D'p1 7019 Keisar Romim CÆSAR or EMPEROR OF THE ROMANS, p 100, 10, D60, y 200, 7200, 16, 40, 10,- 40, which make together 666, a title which was first assumed by Justinian on his conquest of Italy.) No man might buy or sell save he that had the mark, either the name (0:01 70°p) or the number of his name (i. e. some other name consisting of numerals, the
sum of which is equivalent to the sum of the numerals of the name of the beast: wp Kedosh Romei, THE HOLY ONE OF ROME, or 21 p Kodsho Romei, Romei, HIS HOLINESS OF ROME P 100, 4, 16, 300, 200, 16, D40, 10, which make 666. See Alphabetical Analysis under MARK.)
FIRST HEAD, OR BABYLONIC-ASSYRIAN KINGS.
Asaradin, or Esarhaddon
Nabopolassar, or Labynitus
Nabokolassar, or Nebuchadnezzar
Ilvarodam, or Evilmerodach
Nericassolassar, Neriglissar, or Belshazzar.
2 In this year according to Prideaux's Connection, Vol. I. p. 40, Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, seized Babylon, and added it to his former empire. Thus arose the Babylonic-Assyrian Empire.
Ptolemy Lagus ... .. 305
312 Antiochus Soter
280 Antiochus II. Theos. Seleucus II. Callinicus 246 Seleucus III. Keraunus 225 Antiochus III. Magnus 223 Seleucus IV. Philopator 187 Antiochus IV. Epiphanes 175 Antiochus V. Eupator .. 164 Demetrius Soter Alexander Balas Demetrius II. Nicator Antiochus VI. Epiphanes 144 Diodotus, or Tryphon Antiochus VII. Sidetes 138 Demetrius II. again Alexander II. Zebina .. Antiochus VIII. Grypus 122 Seleucus VI. Nicator .. 97 Philip Tigranes, king of Armenia 84
Energetes II... 146
81 96 97 116
137 161 180
276 282 283 305
Constantius Chlorus Constantine the Great. Constantine II. ... Constantius alone.. Julian the Apostate.. Jovian