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PROPHECIES OF THE REVELATION
THEIR CONNECTION WITH AND CONFIRMATION OF
THOSE OF DANIEL,
AND OF THE OLD TESTAMENT IN GENERAL;
PARTICULARLY IN THEIR MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT
ON THE PRESENT TIMES.
BY MATTHEW HABERSHON.
“ The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy." Rev. xix. 10.
Receive yet one, the crown of all the earth,
JAMES NISBET AND CO., BERNERS STREET.
B. WERTHEIM, 14 PATERNOSTER ROW.
The author having found it impossible, from a want of time, to go through the whole of this undertaking so soon as he hoped and expected, is under the necessity of deferring the latter part to a future opportunity. Should God permit such to he enjoyed, he thinks another six months may enable him to complete it. In the mean time, he closes with the two series of events signified by the seven Seals, and the seven Trumpets ; and with the bearings of their respective terminations on each other, and on the corresponding prophecies of Daniel ; the whole affording most important disclosures of coming events.
With regard to the importance of the study of Prophecy, it is not necessary in this place to add to what was said in the Preface to the Dissertation on the Prophecies of the Old Testament.
There appears little doubt but that events will soon transpire, which shall have the effect of imperiously and most solemnly turning the attention of all who have any respect for what God says, to more earnest inquiries on this subject, and to a deeper sense of its overwhelming and practical value. And how much better will it be, how much more reasonable it is, in our anticipations of the future, to bend the mind to this only true light "shining in a dark place,” than, as we are all but too willing and ready to do, trust to our own fancies or wishes, and to say, “ Peace, peace, when there is no peace.
We are all of us naturally backward in believing that our own fond