Read online or download a free book: The Revelation Of John: Its Own Interpreter In Virtue Of The Double Version In Which It Is Delivered
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (19 May 2012)
By: John Cochran (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 Excerpt: ...consummation occurs in the Seventh and last Vial and while the last notes of the Seventh Trumpet are sounding. The Beast and the False Prophet are taken captive and cast by the great Conqueror into a lake of fire, ch. xix. 20: the city, Babylon, falls, which is a rehearsal in part of the above, ch. xviii.: the Dragon is cast into the same lake of fire and brimstone in which 'the Beast and the False Prophet are,' ch. xx. 10. Such is the destiny of those three enemies that presumed to measure swords with the great victor, who, in the first seal, is seen unfurling his auspicious ensign and going forth 'conquering and to conquer.' He achieves a hard-wrought victory: in this achievement we see the design of the work and the unity of its design exemplified. The victorious course of the Conqueror, as he inflicts the judgments above-described, after the long period of his depression has passed away, during which he succumbed to his enemies, is more particularly represented in ch. xix., while it is elsewhere referred to. Such is the recapitulation in the second allegory of the Tempest of the sixth seal. But the sixth seal depicts also the triumph of the victor in glowing language, ch. vii. 9-17. This triumph is described in still more vivid colors in the representation which ends the seventh seal and closes the second allegory, chs. xxi., xxii. There is, then, in the Revelation, a double allegory exhibiting in each form of it unity of design, and displaying a fourfold group in each. SECTION II. SECOND REPRESENTATION OF THE ALLEGORY. CHAPTER I. KEY TO THE SECOND AND REAL SENSE OF A PROPHETIO ALLEGORY. It has been seen there is a vast difference between figurative and allegorical language. The former presents no enigma, for it combines the two ment...
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