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And if we add the date that is in succession, with the corresponding vial, to the pouring forth of the first vial, the result will agree with the year found by the first position.

And if we subtract the years before Christ that the Daily Sacrifice was taken away from 2,300, this will give us the year when the wonders are to finish.

We have considered the subject we have been treating of, as applicable to the second vial, and that it commenced

A. D. 611 agreeably to the first proposition, add 1260

A. D. 1871

We have taken the 6th vial as corresponding with the second, not only as the words of the verse refer to the kingdom, but because it is the last, and for this reason we take the last date of Daniel.

Rise of the first vial-which we shall endeavour

A. D. 536 to prove was The last date of Daniel

1335

1871

If

If we are permitted to suppose the Daily Sacrifice to have been taken away, B. C. 429, as per Oxon. Chronol. “A Fodere cum multis usque ad defectionem Hoftiæ et Sacrificii,” nearly five hundred years before the commencement of the Christian Æra. The date given

2300 Deduct

429

1871

THE SECOND AND SIXTH VIALS END HERE.

We

WE come now to treat of the prophecies on the Roman empire in Europe, to which, we have already remarked, the future, prophecies are confined. Since we have no prediction in Daniel which can enable us to ascertain how the beast, that he has mentioned, and that rose out of the earth, is to be destroyed, and since Divine Providence has hitherto foretold the Powers which would be made use of on Earth to fulfil his will; and as Daniel, chap. II. has given us the state of the Powers that were to arise at a given period, we shall conclude, that chap. VI. in the Revelation, describes these Powers which are to destroy the beast, and which are to exist during the pleasure of the Almighty.

RUSSIA.

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RUSSI A.

REVELATION, CHAP. VI.

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ND I saw, and behold, a white horse ;

and he that fat on him had a bow, and a crown was given unto him, and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.'

Russia, in its original state, was divided into two Dominions: the one distinguished by the Naves of Novogorod, and the other by the Russians of Kiof*.

It is said, that it was not till A. D. 862, that Novogorod became an Empire under Rourickt.

In the mythology of this Empire we find a Temple at Akron, long after the above date, in which

• Le Clerc, Vol. I. p. 82. His de Ruffie.

+ P. 87

the

the God Suétovid*, or the God of the sun and war is placed.

He is represented with a bow in his left hand, and a white horse standing by him, and a saddle and bridle hanging up by the sanctuaryt.

On

* Mallet, Hift. de Dannemark, Copenh. 1758, p. 149 151. + Hist. de Russie Par M. le Clerc. Vol. I. Page 209.

Suétovide ou Suiatovide.

Dieu du Soleil & de la Guerre. Cette Idole, d'une grandeur démesurée, étoit faite du bois le plus dur : elle avoit quatre visages, & chaque face marquoit une saison, ou l'un des points cardinaux, le Dieu, sans barbe, avoit les cheveux frisés à la maniere des Slaves de l'Isle Rugen ; son habit étoit court, il tenoit un arc de la main gauche, il avoit dans la droite une corne de métal, & portoit au côté un grand fabre dont le fourreau étoit d'argent. On lui avoit élevé an Temple dans la ville d'Akron. Placé au milieu de ce Temple, comme dans un Sanctuaire, Suétovide étoit entouré de rideaux d'une étoffe riche. A peu de distance de l'Idole, on avoit suspendu une selle & une bride d'une grandeur extraordinaire, elles etoient destinées au che val blanc qui lui étoit consacré. Il étoit défendu, sous les peines les plus graves, de lui arracher même un crin. Le Prêtre avoit seul le privilége de le panser & de le monter. Il faisoit accroire au Slaves, que Suétovide les accompagnoit invisiblement lorsqu'ils alloient combattre l'ennemi; que souvent l'animal consacré faisoit de longues courses pendant la nuit, & quoiqu'il l'eût laissé la veille bien net & attaché à

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