Daniel and the Revelation

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Contents

PREFACE



The Book Of Daniel


RESPONSE OF HISTORY TO THE PROPHECY OF DANIEL .... p. 19

CHAPTER 1 -- DANIEL IN CAPTIVITY .... p. 24
---Characteristics of the Sacred Writings -- Five Historical Facts -- Prophecy of Jerusalem's Captivity -- The Holy City Three Times Overthrown -- God's Testimony against Sin -- Condition and Treatment of Daniel and His Companions -- Character of King Nebuchadnezzar -- Signification of Pagan Names -- Daniel's Integrity -- The Result of His Experiment -- Daniel Lives till the Time of Cyrus. p. 7, Para. 3.

CHAPTER 2 -- THE GREAT IMAGE .... p. 32
---A Difficulty Explained -- Daniel Enters upon His Work -- Who Were the Magicians? -- Trouble between the King and the Wise Men -- The Ingenuity of the Magicians -- The King's Sentence against Them --Remarkable Providence of God -- The Help Sought by Daniel -- A Good Example -- Daniel's Magnanimity -- A Natural Character -- The Magicians Exposed -- What the World Owes to the People of God -- Appropriateness of the Symbol -- A Sublime Chapter of Human History -- Beginning of the Babylonian Kingdom -- What is Meant by a Universal Kingdom -- Description of Babylon -- The Heavenly City -- Babylon's Fall -- Stratagem of Cyrus -- Belshazzar's Impious Feast -- Prophecy Fulfilled -- Babylon Reduced to Heaps -- The Second Kingdom, Medo-Persia -- Persian Kings, and Time of Their Reign -- Persia's Last King -- Alexander the Great -- His Contemptible Character -- The Fourth Kingdom -- The Testimony of Gibbon -- Influences which Undermined Rome -- A False Theory Examined -- What the Toes Signify -- Rome Divided -- Names of the Ten Divisions -- Subsequent History -- God's Kingdom Still Future -- Its Nature, Location, and Extent. p. 7, Para. 4.

CHAPTER 3 -- THE FIERY ORDEAL .... p. 78
--- Nebuchadnezzar's Image vs. God's -- Devotion of Idolaters -- The Jews Accused -- The King's Forbearance -- The Fiery Furnace -- Its Effect on the Chaldeans -- The Course of the Three Worthies -- The Wonderful Deliverance -- Its Effect on the King's Mind -- Integrity Honored. p. 8, Para. 1.

CHAPTER 4 -- NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S DECREE .... p. 85
---The Oldest Decree on Record -- Humiliation Confessed -- A Good Example -- Nebuchadnezzar's Condition -- God's Dealing with the King -- The Magicians Humbled -- A Remarkable Illustration -- Mercy in Judgment -- An Important Key to Prophetic Interpretation -- Angels Interested in Human Affairs -- The King's Acknowledgment -- Daniel's Hesitation -- His Delicate Answer to the King -- Judgments Conditional -- The Lesson Unheeded -- The Blow Falls -- The King's Restoration -- The End Gained -- Nebuchadnezzar's Death -- Summary of His Experience. p. 8, Para. 2.

CHAPTER 5 -- BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST .... p. 94
---Closing Scenes of Babylon's History -- Celebration of the Conquest of Judea -- The Sacred Vessels Desecrated -- God Interferes with the Revelry -- The Phantom Hand -- Change of Scene -- Daniel Called -- The Lesson to the King -- The Writing Interpreted -- The Fulfilment Follows -- Edwin Arnold's Prize Poem. p. 8, Para. 3.

CHAPTER 6 -- DANIEL IN THE LIONS' DEN.... p. 106
---Date of the Persian Kingdom -- Cyrus Sole Ruler -- Paul's Reference to Daniel's Experience -- Extent of the Persian Kingdom -- A Fiendish Plot -- Righteousness Daniel's only Fault -- False Witness of the Conspirators -- Daniel Undisturbed -- The Decree Secured -- The Victim Ensnared -- The King's Dilemma -- Daniel Cast into the Lions' Den -- His Wonderful Preservation -- Fate of Daniel's Accusers -- Daniel Doubly Vindicated -- The King's Decree. p. 8, Para. 4.

CHAPTER 7 -- THE FOUR BEASTS .... p. 113
---Chronological Connection -- Rule of Scripture Interpretation -- Signification of the Symbols -- The Kingdoms Identical with Those of Daniel 2 -- Why the Vision is Repeated -- Change in Babylonish History -- Deterioration of Earthly Governments -- The Symbol of the Bear Explained -- Grecia the Third Kingdom -- Rapidity of Its Conquests -- Testimony of Rollin -- Signification of the Four Heads of the Leopard Beast -- The Nondescript -- Signification of the Ten Horns -- A Little Horn among the Ten -- The Judgment Scene -- A Temporal Millennium Impossible -- Character of the Little Horn -- Gradual Development of the Romish Church -- Opposition of the Arians -- The Three Horns Plucked Up -- Millions of Martyrs -- A Feeble Defense -- Paganism Outdone -- Meaning of Time, Times, and a Half -Date of Papal Supremacy -- Date of Papal Overthrow -- Rome a Republic -- The Power of the Papacy Waning in Its Stronghold -- A Later Judgment -- The Ecumenical Council -- Victor Emmanuel's United Italy -- End of the Pope's Temporal Power -- Its Coming Destruction. p. 9, Para. 1.

CHAPTER 8 -- VISION OF THE RAM, HE-GOAT, AND LITTLE HORN .... p. 145
---Change from Chaldaic to Hebrew -- Date of Belshazzar's Reign -- Date of This Vision -- Where was Shushan? -- A Prophecy of Isaiah Fulfilled -- The Angel Explains the Symbols -- How the Goat Represents the Grecians -- Alexander the Great -- Battle at the River Granicus -- Battle at the Passes of Issus -- The Great Battle of Arbela -- Subversion of the Persian Kingdom, B.C. 331 -- Alexander's Famous Reply to Darius -- The World Will not Permit Two Suns nor Two Sovereigns -- Increase of Power -- Alexander's Disgraceful Death -- Division of the Kingdom -- The Roman Horn -- How It Came out of One of the Horns of the Goat -- Antiochus Epiphanes not This Horn -- Rome the Power Symbolized by the Little Horn -- What is the "Daily"? -- Two Desolating Powers Brought to View -- When Oppression of the Saints Will End -- The 2300 Days not Here Explained -- The Sanctuary Explained -- What the Cleansing of the Sanctuary Is -- The King of Fierce Countenance -- By What Means the Romans Prospered -- The Explanation not Finished -- The Reason Why. p. 9, Para. 2.

CHAPTER 9 -- THE SEVENTY WEEKS .... p. 183
---The Short Time between the Visions -- Daniel's Understanding of Jeremiah's Prophecy -- Daniel's Wonderful Prayer -- Gabriel again Appears -- Vision of Chapter 8 Explained -- Connection between Chapters Eight and Nine Established -- The Time Explained -- The Seventy Weeks -- The Meaning of "Cut Off" -- Testimony of Dr. Hales -- Date of the Seventy Weeks -- The Decree of Cyrus -- The Decree of Darius -- The Decree of Artaxerxes -- The Year 457 before Christ -- Date of Christ's Baptism -- Date of Christ's Crucifixion -- Invention of the Christian Era -- Intermediate Dates -- Harmony Established -- The Genuine Reading -- Ptolemy's Canon -- The End of the 2300 Days. p. 10, Para. 1.

CHAPTER 10 -- DANIEL'S LAST VISION .... p. 213
---Time of Daniel's Various Visions -- How Cyrus Became Sole Monarch -- Daniel's Purpose in Seeking God -- Scriptural Fasting -- Another Appearance of the Angel Gabriel -- The Effect upon Daniel -- Daniel's Age at This Time -- The Answer to Prayer Sometimes not Immediately Apparent -- Who Michael Is -- Daniel's Solicitude for His People -- The Relation of Christ and Gabriel to the King of Persia and the Prophet Daniel. p. 10, Para. 2.

CHAPTER 11 -- A LITERAL PROPHECY .... p. 222
---Succession of Kings in Persia -- The Rich King -- The Largest Army ever Assembled in the World -- Meaning of the Phrase "Stand Up" -- Alexander in Eclipse -- His Kingdom Divided among His Four Leading Generals -- Location of the King of the North and the King of the South -- Macedon and Thrace Annexed to Syria -- The Syrian Kingdom Stronger than the Kingdom of Egypt -- Divorce and Marriage of Antiochus Theos -- Laodice's Revenge -- Berenice and Her Attendants Murdered -- Ptolemy Euergetes Avenges the Death of His Sister -- Syria Plundered -- 2,500 Idols Carried to Egypt -- Antiochus Magnus Avenges the Cause of His Father -- Defeated by the Egyptians -- Ptolemy Over come by His Vices -- Another Syrian Campaign against Egypt -- New Complications -- Rome Introduced -- Syria and Macedonia Forced to Retire -- Rome Assumes the Guardianship of the Egyptian King -- The Egyptians Defeated -- Antiochus Falls before the Romans -- Syria Made a Roman Province -- Judea Conquered by Pompey -- Caesar in Egypt -- Exciting Scenes -- Cleopatra's Stratagem -- Caesar Triumphant -- Veni, Vidi, Vici -- Caesar's Death -- Augustus Caesar -- The Triumvirate -- The Augustan Age of Rome -- The Birth of Our Lord -- Tiberius, the Vile -- Date of Christ's Baptism -- Rome's League with the Jews -- Caesar and Antony -- The Battle of Actium -- Final Overthrow of Jerusalem -- What is Meant by Chittim -- The Vandal War -- The "Daily" Taken Away -- Justinian's Famous Decree -- The Goths Driven from Rome -- Long Triumph of the Papacy -- The Atheistical King -- The French Revolution of l793 -- The Bishop of Paris Declares Himself an Atheist -- France as a Nation Rebels against the Author of the Universe -- The Marriage Covenant Annulled -- God Declared a Phantom, Christ an Impostor -- Blasphemy of a Priest of Illuminism -- A Dissolute Female the Goddess of Reason -- Titles of Nobility Abolished -- Their Estates Confiscated -- The Land Divided for Gain -- Termination of the Reign of Terror -- Time of the End, l798 -- Triple War between Egypt, France, and Turkey -- Napoleon's Dream of Eastern Glory -- He Diverts the War from England to Egypt -- His Ambition Embraces all Historical Lands of the East -- Downfall of the Papacy -- Embarkation from Toulon -- Alexandria Taken -- Battle of the Pyramids -- The Combat Deepens -- Turkey, the King of the North, Declares War against France -- Napoleon's Campaign in the Holy Land -- Beaten at Acre -- Retires to Egypt -- Called back to France -- Egypt in the Power of Turkey -- Tidings out of the East and North -- The Crimean War of l853 -- Predicted by Dr. Clarke from this Prophecy in 1825 -- The Sick Man of the East -- The Eastern Question; What is It? -- Russia's Long-Cherished Dream -- The Last Will and Testament of Peter the Great -- Startling Facts in Russian History -- The Prophecy of Napoleon Bonaparte -- Kossuth's Prediction -Russia's Defiant Attitude in 1870 -- The Russo-Turkish War of l877 -- The Berlin Congress -- Turkey Bankrupt -- The Whole Empire Mortgaged to the Czar -- Wonderful Shrinkage of Turkish Territory -- The Wonder of Statesmen -- The Eastern Question in the Future. p. 10, Para. 3.

CHAPTER 12 -- CLOSING SCENES .... p. 293
---The Reign of Christ -- The Grand Signal of Its Approach -- What Events are Next in Order -- The Time of Trouble -- The Resurrection -- The Key to the Future -- Some to Life, Some to Shame -- Promised Rewards of the Coming Day -- The Sealed Book Opened -- Knowledge Wonderfully Increased -- The Progress of a Thousand Years Made in Fifty -- The Wise Understand -- Daniel Stands in His Lot. p. 11, Para. 1.




The Book Of Revelation


RESPONSE OF HISTORY TO THE PROPHECY OF REVELATION .... p. 321. p. 12, Para. 1

CHAPTER 1 -- THE OPENING VISION .... p. 323
---The Title and Character of the Book -- Its Object -- Christ's Angel -- His Benediction -- The Churches in Asia -- The Seven Spirits -- Prince of the Kings of the Earth -- His Coming Visible -- The Church's Response -- John's Experience -- The Cause of Banishment -- In the Spirit -- The Lord's Day -- Alpha and Omega -- The Revelation to be Understood. p. 12, Para. 2.

CHAPTER 2 -- THE SEVEN CHURCHES .... p. 345
---The Church of Ephesus -- Definition -- The Cause of Complaint -- The Nicolaitanes -- The Promise to the Victor -- The Tree of Life -- The Church in Smyrna -- Tribulation Ten Days -- The Overcomer's Reward -- The Church in Pergamos -- Satan's Seat -- Antipas -- The Cause of Censure -- The Promise -- The New Name -- Thyatira -- The Woman Jezebel. p. 12, Para. 3.

CHAPTER 3 -- THE SEVEN CHURCHES -- CONTINUED .... p. 363
---Sardis, Definition of -- White Raiment -- The Book of Life -- Philadelphia Defined -- The Key of David -- Signification of Laodicea -- Neither Cold nor Hot -- The Counsel -- The Final Promise. p. 12, Para. 4.

CHAPTER 4 -- NEW VISION -- THE HEAVENLY SANCTUARY .... p. 384
---Four and Twenty Elders -- Seven Lamps of Fire -- The Sea of Glass -- The Happy Unrest. p. 12, Para. 5.

CHAPTER 5 -- THE HEAVENLY SANCTUARY -- CONTINUED .... p. 391
---The Book -- The Angelic Challenge -- Christ Prevails -- The Anticipation -- A Clean Universe. p. 12,
Para. 6.

CHAPTER 6 -- THE SEVEN SEALS .... p. 402
---Symbols Explained -- Souls Under the Altar -- The Great Earthquake at Lisbon -- Darkening of the Sun and Moon -- Falling of the Stars -- An Objection Answered -- The Great Prayer-Meeting. p. 13, Para. 1.

CHAPTER 7 -- THE SEALING .... p. 435
---Symbols Explained -- The Seal of God -- The 144,000 -- The True Israel -- The New Jerusalem a Christian City -- Out of the Great Tribulation. p. 13, Para. 2.

CHAPTER 8 -- THE SEVEN TRUMPETS .... p. 452
--- Encouragement for Christians -- Complement of Daniel's Prophecy -- Testimony of Standard Historians -- Rome Divided -- The Western Empire Extinguished -- Alaric, Genseric, Attila, and Theodoric. p. 13, Para. 3.

CHAPTER 9 -- THE SEVEN TRUMPETS -- CONTINUED .... p. 469
--- Rome and Persia -- Chosroes Overthrown -- The Rise of Mohammedanism -- The Bottomless Pit -- The Five Months' Torment -- An Established Date -- Surrender to the Turks -- Constantinople Taken -- The Use of Firearms Foretold -- Cessation of the Ottoman Supremacy -- A Remarkable Prophecy Fulfilled. p. 13, Para. 4.

CHAPTER 10 -- PROCLAMATION OF THE ADVENT .... p. 488
---The Book Opened -- The Time of the End -- Close of the Prophetic Periods -- Sounding of the Seventh Trumpet -- The Sweet and the Bitter. p. 13, Para. 5.

CHAPTER 11 -- THE TWO WITNESSES .... p. 497
---An Important Message -- The French Revolution of l793 -- Spiritual Sodom -- Crush the Wretch! -- The Bible Triumphant -- The Nations Angry -- God's Temple in Heaven Opened. p. 13, Para. 6.

CHAPTER 12 -- THE GOSPEL CHURCH .... p. 509
---A Wonderful Scene in Heaven -- Definite Data -- Satan Defeated -- The Trial of the Church -- The Coming Joy. p. 14, Para. 1.

CHAPTER 13 -- PERSECUTING POWERS PROFESSEDLY CHRISTIAN .... p. 520
---A Change of Symbols -- The Papacy -- Comparison with the Little Horn of Daniel 7 -- Deadly Wound -- How It was Healed -- Another Beast -- The United States in Prophecy -- Wonderful Growth of our Country -- "A Place for Everything, and Everything in its Place" -- The Coming Crisis -- The Path of Safety -- The Beginning of the End -- The Number of His Name. p. 14, Para. 2.

CHAPTER 14 -- THE THREE MESSAGES .... p. 582
---A Glorious Culmination -- The 144,000 -- The Proclamation of the Advent -- A Moral Fall -- The Severest Denunciation of Wrath in All the Bible -- The Commandments of God -- A Blessing on the Dead -- Wickedness Swallowed Up. p. 14, Para. 3.

CHAPTER 15 -- THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES .... p. 638
--- Preparation for the Plagues -- An Impressive Scene -- God's Judgements Righteous -- Mercy Withdrawn from the Earth -- The Sea of Glass -- The Glorious Victory -- Well with the Righteous. p. 14, Para. 4.

CHAPTER 16 -- THE PLAGUES POURED OUT .... p. 641
---The Plagues of Egypt -- Death in the Sea -- Fountains of Blood -- A Scorching Sun -- Egyptian Darkness -- Decay of Turkey -- The Eastern Question -- Spirits of Devils -- The Battle of Armageddon -- The Air Infected -- Babylon Judged -- Terrific Effects of the Great Hail -- Close of the Scene. p. 14, Para. 5.

CHAPTER 17 -- BABYLON -- THE MOTHER .... p. 657
---Church and State -- Different Forms of Roman Government -- The Eighth Head -- Waning Away of Papal Power -- Symbolic Waters. p. 14, Para. 6.

CHAPTER 18 -- BABYLON -- THE DAUGHTERS .... p. 663
--- Popery beyond Reformation -- Its Influence still Felt -- Apostate Christendom -- Separation between the Good and the Bad -- Amazing Judgments -- The Will for the Dead. p. 15, Para. 1.

CHAPTER 19 -- TRIUMPH OF THE SAINTS .... p. 680
---The Marriage of the Lamb -- The Bride the Lamb's Wife -- The Marriage Supper -- Heaven Opened -- A Startling Contrast -- The Beast Taken -- The Lake of Fire. p. 15, Para. 2.

CHAPTER 20 -- THE FIRST AND SECOND RESURRECTIONS .... p.687
---The Bottomless Pit -- Binding of Satan -- Exaltation of the Saints -- The Second Resurrection -- The Second Lake of Fire -- The Sentence Executed. p. 15, Para. 3.

CHAPTER 21 -- THE NEW JERUSALEM .... p. 702
---The New Heaven and Earth -- The Holy City -- Wonderful Dimensions -- Precious Stones -- The Rainbow Foundations -- No need of the Sun. p. 15, Para. 4.

CHAPTER 22 -- THE TREE AND THE RIVER OF LIFE .... p. 716
---The Home of Peace -- The Tree of Life -- John's Emotions -- Without the City -- The Gracious Invitation -- "Through the Gates" -- The Lord's Promise -- The Church's Response -- God All in All. p. 15, Para. 5.

APPENDIX .... p. 729 p. 15, Para. 6.

INDEX OF AUTHORS .... p. 745 p. 15, Para. 7.

INDEX OF TEXTS .... p. 748 p. 15, Para. 8.

GENERAL INDEX .... p. 752 p. 15, Para. 9.





Uriah Smith


Illustrations
(not all are available)
Portrait Of Author Front piece
The Great World-Kingdom Image, Dan. 2:34, 38 41
Babylon Taken By Cyrus 50
Alexander Removing The Ruins At Babylon 52
Alexander Commanding The Conflagration Of Persepolis 56
Map Of The Four Kingdoms (In Four Colours) 65
The Three Hebrews Refusing To Bow To Nebuchadnezzar's Image 78
The Three Hebrews In The Fiery Furnace 81
The Humiliation Of Nebuchadnezzar 89
Daniel Interpreting The Writing On The Wall 97
Daniel In The Lions Den 109
The Lion - Symbol Of Babylon 113
The Bear - Symbol Of Medo-Persia 115
The Leopard - Symbol Of Grecia 116
The Fourth Beast - Symbol Of Rome 117
The Little Horn - Symbol Of The Papacy 118
Prominent Martyrs 138
The Ram - Symbol Of Medo-Persia 146
The He-Goat - Symbol Of Grecia 148
The Little Horn Of Daniel VIII 151
The Temple At Jerusalem In The Time Of Christ 165
The Angel Gabriel Again Visiting The Prophet Daniel 187
Diagram Of The 70 Weeks and 2300 Days 191
The Battle Of Actium, Fulfilling Dan. 11:25 247
Storming Of The Bastile, In The French Revolution 268
p. 16, Para. 1.
The Goddess Of Reason 270
Peter The Great 285
Map Illustrating The Eastern Question (In Four Colours) 289a 289b
Increase Of Knowledge, Plate I 308a
Increase Of Knowledge, Plate II 308b
John Writing The Revelation 321
The Isle Of Patmos 336
Meteoric Showers, Or Falling Stars Of Nov. 13, 1833 422
The Vandals Invading Africa 459
Attila, King Of The Huns 462
Woe, Woe, Woe, To The Inhabiters Of The Earth! 469
Mohammed And Mohammed II 473
Saracenic Warrior 476
Turkish Warrior 482
The Angel On Sea And Land 488
The Gospel Church 509
The Dragon - Pagan Rome; The Leopard - Papal Rome 512
The Reformers Preaching The Gospel 516
Eminent Reformers 518
The Two-Horned Beast - Protestant America 527
Map Showing Territorial Growth Of The United States 537
The Tiara 578
The Everlasting Gospel 585
The Three Messages Of Revelation 14 619
The Seven Angels Pouring Out The Seven Last Plagues 644
The Great Earthquake 652
The Message of Rev. 18:1 663
Babylon Falls, Like A Millstone Thrown Into The Sea 678
The Angel Showing John The Holy City 706
Colours In The Foundation Of The New Jerusalem 712
The Banyan Tree, Illustrating The Tree Of Life 718
p. 17, Para. 1.




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