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OBSERVATIONS
upon the
PROPHECIES
of
DANIEL,
and the
APOCALYPSE
of
St. JOHN.

In Two Parts.

By Sir ISAAC NEWTON.

LONDON,

Printed by J. DARBY and T. BROWNE in Bartholomew-Close.

And Sold by J. ROBERTS in Warwick-lane, J. TONSON in the Strand, W. INNYS and R. MANBY at the West End of St. Paul's Church-Yard, J. OSBORN and T. LONGMAN in Pater-Noster-Row, J. NOON near Mercers Chapel in Cheapside, T. HATCHETT at the Royal Exchange, S. HARDING in St. Martin's lane, J. STAGG in Westminster-Hall, J. PARKER in Pall-mall, and J. BRINDLEY in New Bond-Street.

M.DCC.XXXIII.

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To the Right Honourable

PETER

Lord KING,

Baron of Ockham, Lord High Chancellor of Great-Britain.

My Lord,

I SHALL make no Apology for addressing the following Sheets to Your Lordship, who lived in a long Intercourse of Friendship with the Author; and, like him, amidst occupations <sig. a2v> of a different nature, made Religion your voluntary Study; and in all your Enquiries and Actions, have shewn the same inflexible Adherence to Truth and Virtue.

I shall always reckon it one of the Advantages of my Relation to Sir Isaac Newton, that it affords me an opportunity of making this publick acknowledgment of the unfeigned Respect of,

My Lord,

Your Lordship's

most obedient, and

most humble Servant,

Benj. Smith.

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CONTENTS.

PART I.

Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel.

CHAP. I. Introduction concerning, the Compilers of the Books of the Old Testament. Page 1

CHAP. II. Of the Prophetic Language. 16

CHAP. III. Of the vision of the Image composed of four Metals. 24

CHAP. IV. Of the vision of the four Beasts. 28

CHAP. V. Of the Kingdoms represented by the feet of the Image composed of iron and clay. 33

CHAP. VI. Of the ten Kingdoms represented by the ten horns of the fourth Beast. 47

CHAP. VII. Of the eleventh horn of Daniel's fourth Beast. 74

CHAP. VIII. Of the power of the eleventh horn of Daniel's fourth Beast, to change times and laws. 90

CHAP. IX. Of the Kingdoms represented in Daniel by the Ram and He-Goat. 115

CHAP. X. Of the Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks. 128

CHAP. XI. Of the Times of the Birth and Passion of Christ. 144

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CHAP. XII. Of the Prophecy of the Scripture of Truth. 169

CHAP. XIII. Of the King who did according to his will, and magnified himself above every God, and honoured Mahuzzims, and regarded not the desire of women. 194

CHAP. XIV. Of the Mahuzzims, honoured by the King who doth according to his will. 203

PART II.

Observations upon the Apocalypse of St. John.

CHAP. I. Introduction, concerning the time when the Apocalypse was written. 235

CHAP. II. Of the relation which the Apocalypse of John hath to the Book of the Law of Moses, and to the worship of God in the Temple. 254

CHAP. III. Of the relation which the Prophecy of John hath to those of Daniel; and of the Subject of the Prophecy. 276

ERRAT. Pag 145. lin. antepen. del. are.

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