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Page Principles of interpretation to be followed in the exposition of the prophecy, in each of its parts
221 Classification of the events, predicted in the first half of
the first member of the first general division.... 224 Reasons for excepting the two first of these classes from immediate consideration....
225 Time of the first instance of the fulfilment of any of these predictions, the most important, why
First of the signs of the third class; nation stirred up against nation..
229 (Note. Illustration of the prophecy by the fact..
234 Date of the first instance of the fact, why to be more parti
cularly determined..... First example of the event predicted, at Alexandria in Egypt ....
234 Second example, at Seleucia on the Tigris
238 Third example, at Jamnia in Palestine ...
240 Other examples, between the delivery of the prophecy, and the time of the end.....
242 Preservation of the Jewish inhabitants in what quarters; and how to be probably explained)
246 Second of the signs of the third class; kingdom stirred up against kingdom ..
235 (Note. Tranquillity of the times at the birth of Christ, and after, up to what period. ...
249 Matters of fact, answering to the description in the prophecy)
251 First of the signs of the fourth class ; earthquakes
250 (Note. Ominous character of earthquakes.
254 Judæa liable to earthquakes
256 Recorded instances of earthquakes, answering to the prophecy)....
257 Second of the signs of the fourth class ; famines .
255 Third of the signs of the fourth class; pestilences
260 (Note. Conjunction of famines and pestilences in other instances
ibid. Instances of famines or times of dearth, for the period embraced by the prophecy
261 Sabbatic years among the Jews of this time, what
Page Instances of mortalities or pestilences, for the same period 263 Famine during the siege of Jerusalem, a part of what) 264
Signs of the fifth class ; troubles
261 Signs of the sixth class. Fearful occurrences to be distinguished from fearful sights....
264 (Note. Instances of signs from heaven, in comets or eclipses
265 Signs among the Jews, of either description, before the
266 History of Jesus or Joshua, the son of Ananus...... 268 Alleged affection of the spring of Siloam, before and during the siege of Jerusalem)
Second half of the first member of the first general division 266 Signs, affecting the believing part of the same community,
and running parallel with signs affecting the unbelieving.....
270 Probationary character of the former, answering to the penal character of the latter
271 Classification of the new series of signs ..
272 Connected as cause and effect, in every instance but what. 273
First sign of the second series of signs; rise and progress of persecution
274 Fulfilment of the prophecy by the event
ibid. Second sign of the second series ; taking of offence by many
276 Cause and nature of the event predicted
ibid. Illustrated by the parable of the sower...
ibid. Final end of the prediction, to account for what.. ibid. (Note. Proof of the effect from the event)
277 Third sign of the second series ; rise and agency of false prophets
ibid. This effect the consequence of what ..
ibid. Prediction fulfilled in what description of historical characters....
278 (Note. Proper sense of feudonpoputns, or false prophet.... 279 General proofs of the fulfilment, from the Acts and the Epistles)...
Fourth sign of the second series; growing lukewarmness
Fulfilment illustrated by the Epistle to the Hebrews) .. ibid.
Recorded instances of Christian apologies, under such cir-
Common end and purpose of all the artificial systems of
Page Extent of the predicted propagation, what
300 (Note. Method observed in the propagation of the Gospel,) 301 Final end of the propagation, “ for a testimony unto the “ Gentiles,” what
302 Necessary that the propagation of the Gospel should be as extensive as what
ibid. (Note. Extent of the Dispersion in the ancient world.) ibid. (Note. Persecution of the Gospel at all periods, between the
time of the prophecy and the time of the end, mainly the work of the Jews ...
306 Instrumentality of the Jews in originating the calumnies against Christianity
311 The Christians or Nazarenes publicly cursed in the synagogues of the Jews ..
312 Treatment of the Christians by Barchochab
ibid. Disposition of the Jews towards the Christians in later times)
Second member of the first general division; and its parts 307 End and object of the first, what..
312 Peculiar significancy of the event possessing this relation to the fact of the mapovola
315 Practical directions connected with its recognition
316 Nature of the event possessed of this meaning and signification
317 (Note. Reconciliation of the Gospel accounts in the description of the event in question.
318 Holy ground, to be understood of what.....
319 Precept, connected with the recognition of the sign, Let him that is reading understand it
320 Reference to Daniel in the phrase, Abomination of desola
tion, a reference to the sense, not to the words.. ibid. Scriptural meaning of an abomination
321 Further meaning of an abomination of desolation
ibid. Roman military ensigns such abominations
ibid. Inference from these premises, of the general import of the prediction
322 Occasions for and on which Jerusalem was placed in the
situation in question, between the prophecy and the time of the end
Page Reasons for excluding the first
324 Reasons for excluding the third and fourth
325 Reasons for considering the second the only one which could have been intended....
ibid. Meaning attached to the abomination of desolation by the interpreters of antiquity....
330 Ecclesiastical tradition of the migration of the Hebrew
church before the war, and the cause to which it was due .....
331 Pella, where
333 Constitution of the Hebrew church, favourable to such a migration)
of its parts
Substance of the particulars of the first part
319 Substance of the preceptive part
328 Injunction to pray that their flight might not take place on a sabbath, nor in the winter
330 (Note. Proof that such a prayer was probably granted, in each
334 Proof of the same thing, with what further sense of the words, μηδε εν σαββάτω) ..
336 Substance of the prophetical part. First, the nature, intent, and purpose of the days to follow
335 Final end of the days of vengeance, that all things might be fulfilled which were written
339 Secondly, promised abridgment of the days in question 340 (Note. Abridgment, properly to be understood of what pe
riod in the duration of the war, and of what effects
within that period .. Specification of some of the means of this abridgment, first
with respect to the duration of the siege of Jerusalem 343 Secondly, with respect to that of the war)
345 Grounds of the abridgment, or why it should be necessary, and for whose sake it should be granted
341 Third particular; description of the days, and their effects, why so minutely given
350 Historical exactness of this description ..
351 First of the effects, famine and the sword
ibid. Second of the effects, captivity and dispersion
352 (Note. Illustration of both from history