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P. 29, 30.

of desolation standing in the holy place, the Roman army besieging Jerusalem; p. 27. Then the Chriftians to fly into the mountains ; p. 28. Their flight must be sudden and hasty ; p. 28, 29.

Woe unto them that are with child and that give suck in those days, exemplified particularly in the story of a noble woman, who killed and eat her own sucking child ;

To pray that their flight be not in the winter, neither on the fabbath day; p. 30, 31. Providentially ordered that there were such favorable opportunities of escaping, before the city was closely belieged; p. 31, 32. The great calamities and miseries of the Jewish nation in those days; p. 33, 34. None of the Jews would have escaped destruction, had not the days been shortened for the sake of the Christian Jews; p. 34-36. A more particular cau. tion against false Christs and false prophets about the time of the fiege and destruction of Jerusalem ; p. 36. Their pretending to work miracles ; ibid. Their conducting their followers into the desert, or into the secret chambers ; p. 37-40. But the coming of Christ 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 these false Christs and false prophets ; p. 41, &c. It may reasonably be inferred from hence, that there hath been a true prophet, a true Chrift ; p. 41.

The Messiah particularly expected about thic time of our Saviour; p. 42, 43.

The Mefliah to work miracles; p. 43. Jefus alone hath performed the miracles, which the, Metliah was to perfo ; P. 43, 44. The difference between the conduct and success of these deceivers and of Jesus Christ; p. 44, 45. The force of superstition 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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DISSERTATION XX.

p. 50–70.

The final destruction of Jerusalen foretold in very figu-

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

ancient prophets; p. 50, 51.

The fame figurative

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

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

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

the sword; p. 54, 55. An account of those 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 history of Jerusalem from the destruc-
tion by Titus to the present time; p. 57-69. Its
ruined and defolate state under Vespasian and Titus ;

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

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

paired by Constantine, and adorned with many stately

edifices and churches, with a farther dispersion of the

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

his attempt to rebuild the temple niiraculously defeated;

p. 60-62. State of Jerusalem under the succeeding

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

Persians ; 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 Christians; p. 65. Recovered by

the sultans 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

whose hands it is at present ; 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.

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memorable prophecies of St. Paul, the first of the
man of fin; p. 83. I. The fenfe and meaning of
the paffage; p. 83, . 8+. The coming of Christ in
this place, and the day of Clirist, not meant of the
destruction of Jerufalem, but of the end of the world;
p. 84-86.

Other memorable events to take place
before; p. 86. What the apostacy; ibid. Who

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

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 destruction foretold

before his other qualifications; p. 91. His other

qualifications described ; ibid.

ÍI. This prophecy

ftrangely mistaken and mifapplied by foine famons

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. Le

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 priest and Sanhedrim, refuted; p. 97-99.

Wetstein's application of it to Titus and the Flavian

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

the true interpretation, who apply iť to events after

the destruction of Jerusalem; 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 papists, refuted; p.

102, 103.

III. The true application of this pro-

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

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

be the man of sin; p. 104-106. Ilow thefe things

came to be mentioned in an epistle to the Theffalo-

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

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

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

ruins of the Roman empire; p. 108.

Machiavel

cited to fhow how this was effected; p. 108–110.

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DISSERTATION XXIII.

p. 1.98.

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