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of defolation standing in the holy place, the Roman

army befieging Jerufalem; p. 27. Then the Chrif-

tians to fly into the mountains; p. 28. Their flight

must be fudden and hafty; p. 28, 29.
Woe unto

them that are with child and that give fuck in those

days, exemplified particularly in the ftory of a noble

woman, who killed and eat her own fucking child;

p. 29, 30. To pray that their flight be not in the

winter, neither on the fabbath day; p. 30, 31. Pro-

videntially ordered that there were fuch favorable

opportunities of efcaping, before the city was clofely

belieged; p. 31, 32. The great calamities and mi-

feries of the Jewish nation in thofe days; p. 33, 34.

None of the Jews would have efcaped deftruction,

had not the days been thortened for the fake of the

Chriftian Jews; p. 34-36. A more particular cau

tion against falfe Chrifts and falfe prophets about

the time of the fiege and deftruction of Jerufalem;

p. 36. Their pretending to work miracles; ibid.

Their conducting their followers into the defert, or

into the fecret chambers; p. 37-40. But the com-

ing of Chrift will not be in this or that particular

place, he will be taking vengeance of the Jews every

where; p. 40, 41. Some confideration's upon the

conduct of thefe falfe Chrifts and falfe prophets;

p. 41, &c. It may reasonably be inferred from hence,

that there hath been a true prophet, a true Chrift;

p. 41. The Meffiah particularly expected about the

time of our Saviour; p. 42, 43. The Meffiah to

work miracles; p. 43. Jefus alone hath performed

the miracles, which the Meffiah was to perform;

p. 43, 44. The difference between the conduct and

fuccefs of thefe deceivers and of Jefus Chrift; p. 44,

45. The force of fuperftition and enthusiasm in their

deluding fuch numbers; p. 45, 46. All are not to

be credited, who pretend to work miracles; p. 46..

How we are to judge of miracles; p. 46, 47. What

we are to think of the Pagan; ibid. And what of

the Popish miracles; p. 47-50.

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The final deftruction of Jerufalem foretold in very figu-

rative language; p. 50. The like figures used by the

ancient prophets; p. 50, 51. The fame figurative

ftile in the following verfes; p. 51, 52. Dr. War-

burton's account of this figurative language; p. 53,

54. The number of thofe who fell by the edge of

the fword; p. 54, 55. An account of thofe who were

led away captive into all nations; p. 55-57. Jeru-

falem trodden down of the Gentiles; p. 57. A de-

duction of the hiftory of Jerufalem from the deftruc-

tion by Titus to the prefent time; p. 57--69. Its

ruined and defolate ftate under Vefpafian and Titus ;

p. 57, 58. Rebuilt by Adrian, and the Jews rebel-

lion thereupon, and final difperfion; p. 58, 59. Re-

paired by Conftantine, and adorned with many stately

edifices and churches, with a farther difperfion of the

Jews; p. 60. Julian's purpose to fettle the Jews, and

his attempt to rebuild the temple niiraculously defeated;

p. 60-62. State of Jerufalem under the fucceeding

emperors; p. 62-64. Taken and plundered by the.

Perfians; p. 63. Surrendered to the Saracens; p. 63,

64. Paffes from the Saracens to the Turks of the

Selzuccian race, and from the Turks to the Egyp-

tians; p. 64. Taken from the Egyptians by the

Franks or Latin Chriftians; p. 65. Recovered by

the fultans of Egypt; p. 65, 66. Comes under the

dominion of the Mamalucs; p. 67. Annexed to

the dominions of the Turks of the Othman race, in

whofe hands it is at prefent; p. 68, 69. Likely to

remain in fubjection to the Gentiles, until the times

of the Gentiles be fulfilled; p. 69. What the ful-

filling of the times of the Gentiles; p. 69, 70.

memorable prophecies of St. Paul, the first of the

man of fin; p. 83. I. The fenfe and meaning of

the paffage; p. 83,.84. The coming of Chrift in

this place, and the day of Chrift, not meant of the

deftruction of Jerufalem, but of the end of the world;

p. 84-86. Other memorable events to take place

before; p. 86. What the apoftacy; ibid. Who

the man of fin; p. 87, 88. His exalting himself;

p. 88.
His fitting in the temple of God; p. 88, 89.

These things communicated before to the Theffalo-

nians; p. 89, 90. What hindered the revelation of

the man of fin; p. 90, 91. His deftruction foretold

before his other qualifications; p. 91. His other

qualifications defcribed; ibid. II. This prophecy

ftrangely miftaken and mifapplied by fome famous

commentators; p. 91-103. Grotius's application

of it to Caligula and Simon Magus, refuted; p. 92.

-94. Hammond's application of it to Simon Ma-

gus and the Gnoftics, refuted; p. 94-96.

Clerc's application of it to the rebellious Jews and

Simon the fon of Gioras, refuted; p. 96, 97. Whit-

by's applications of it to the Jewish nation with their

high-prieft and Sanhedrim, refuted; p. 97-99.

Wetftein's application of it to Titus and the Flavian

family, refuted; p. 99-101. They bid fairer for

the true interpretation, who apply it to events after

the deftruction of Jerufalem; p. 101. Application

of it to Mohammed, refuted; ibid. Application of

it to the Reformation, refuted; p. 102. Application

to the future Antichrift of the papifts, refuted; p.

102, 103. III. The true application of this pro-

phecy; p. 103, &c. The apoftafy charged upon the

church of Rome; p. 103, 104.
104. The
The pope thown to

be the man of fin; p. 104-106. How thefe things

came to be mentioned in an epiftle to the Theffalo-

nians rather than to the Romans; p. 106, 107. The

feeds of popery fown in the apoftle's time; p. 107,

108. The empire of the man of fin raifed on the

ruins of the Roman empire; p. 108. Machiavel

cited to show how this was effected; p. 108-110.



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