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A DISSERTATION ON THE PROPHECIES,
WHICH TREAT OF THE
GRAND PERIOD OF SEVEN TIMES,
AND ESPECIALLY OF ITS SECOND MOIETY OR THE LATTER
BY GEORGE STANLEY FABER, B.D.
RECTOR OF LONG-NEWTON.
For the true account of Times in Scripture, we must have recourse to that SACRED CALENDAR
CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.
Respecting the proper division of the little open book. p. 3.
The little open book commences synchronically with the fifth
trumpet or the first woe-trumpet and it contains five
chronologically parallel sections. p. 3.
I. The first section is contained in Rev. xi. p. 4.
II. The second section is contained in Rev. xii. p. 5.
III. The third section is contained in Rev. xiii. 1—10. p. 5.
IV. The fourth section is contained in Rev. xiii. 11-18. p. 6.
Respecting the first section of the little open book, or the vision
The first section of the little open book comprehends the vision
I. The first clause of the vision. Rev. xi. 1, 2. p. 8.
2. The figurative Gentiles, who are left unmeasured.
3. The worshippers of God, who are measured. p. 13.
II. The second clause of the vision. Rev. xi. 3-6. p. 17.
1. The period of time, within which we are to seek the
two witnesses, is the latter three times and a half or
the second moiety of the seven times. p. 18.
2. In the abstract, the two witnesses, being symbolised
by two olive-trees and two candlesticks, must
inevitably be two Churches; whatever may be the
two particular Churches intended. p. 19.
3. An inquiry, as to what two Churches are meant by
(1.) They are two faithful Churches, separated from
the great general body of the individual mea-
sured worshippers, and collegiately bearing
testimony to the truth during the latter three
times and a half. But, to such a character, the
two Churches of the Vallenses and the Albi-
genses will alone be found to answer. p. 22.
(2.) The origin of the two witnessing Churches.
(3.) The continuance of the two witnessing Churches
throughout the whole period of the latter three
4. Respecting the charge of Manichèism, which, by the
Romanists, has frequently been alleged against
(1.) The ancient Confessions of the Vallenses prove
them to have not been Manichèans. p. 46.
(2.) The ancient Confessions of the Albigenses prove
(3.) The acknowledgment of their enemies evinces
them to have been sound in the faith. p. 55.
(4.) The origination and ground of the charge of
5. A comparison of the prophetic character of the two
witnesses with the historical character of the two
(1.) The first particular. p. 64.
(2.) The second particular. p. 65.
(3.) The third particular. p. 66.
(4.) The fourth particular. p. 68.
(5.) The fifth particular. p. 69.
III. The third clause of the vision. Rev. xi. 7-14. p. 71.
1. An abstract consideration of the several particulars
(1.) The time when the two witnesses are slain. P. 73.
(2.) The nature of the death which they suffer. p. 81.
(3.) The foe by whom they are slain. p. 82.
(4.) The place where they are slain. p. 84.
2. The application of the prophecy to historical matter
(1.) The history of the war of the two witnesses, com-
prehending their death, their revival, and their
(2.) The history of the synchronical earthquake.
(3.) The history of the death and revival and ascen-
sion of the two witnesses, checked by the
already known duration of the second woe or
the 3961 years allotted to the successful ra-
vages of the Euphratèan or Turkish horsemen.
IV. The fourth clause of the vision. Rev. xi. 14—19. p. 104.
1. The introduction and syllabus of the seventh trumpet
or the third woe-trumpet. p. 105.
2. This syllabus is afterward evolved, in the larger
sealed book, by the prophetic account of the seven