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    The Book of Daniel.DAR 7.1

    CHAPTER I.DAR 7.2

    DANIEL IN CAPTIVITY....... 24DAR 7.3

    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.DAR 7.4

    CHAPTER II.DAR 7.5

    The Great Image....... 32DAR 7.6

    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.DAR 7.7

    CHAPTER III.DAR 8.1

    THE FIERY ORDEAL...... 78DAR 8.2

    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.DAR 8.3

    CHAPTER IV.DAR 8.4

    NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S DECREE...... 85DAR 8.5

    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.DAR 8.6

    CHAPTER V.DAR 8.7

    BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST........ 94DAR 8.8

    Closing Scene 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 Fulfillment Follows — Edwin Arnold’s Prize Poem.DAR 8.9

    CHAPTER VI.DAR 8.10

    Daniel in the Lions’ Den..... 106DAR 8.11

    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.DAR 8.12

    CHAPTER VII.DAR 9.1

    The Four Beasts........ 113DAR 9.2

    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.DAR 9.3

    CHAPTER VIII.DAR 9.4

    The Ram, He-Goat, and Little Horn.... 145DAR 9.5

    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.DAR 9.6

    CHAPTER IX.DAR 10.1

    The Seventy Weeks........... 183DAR 10.2

    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.DAR 10.3

    CHAPTER X.DAR 10.4

    Daniel’s Last Vision....... 213DAR 10.5

    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.DAR 10.6

    CHAPTER XI.DAR 10.7

    A Literal Prophecy....... 222DAR 10.8

    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 — 2500 Idols Carried to Egypt — Antiochus Magnus Avenges the Cause of his Father — Defeated by the Egyptians — Ptolemy Overcome 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 1793 — 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 the Nobility Abolished — Their Estates Confiscated — The Land Divided for Gain — Termination of the Reign of Terror — Time of the End, 1798 — 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 1853 — 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 1877 — 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.DAR 10.9

    CHAPTER XII.DAR 11.1

    Closing Scenes..........293DAR 11.2

    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.DAR 11.3

    The Book of the Revelation.DAR 12.1

    CHAPTER I.DAR 12.2

    Introductory Vision....... 323DAR 12.3

    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.DAR 12.4

    CHAPTER II.DAR 12.5

    THE SEVEN CHURCHES....... 345DAR 12.6

    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.DAR 12.7

    CHAPTER III.DAR 12.8

    The Seven Churches. — Continued..... 363DAR 12.9

    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.DAR 12.10

    CHAPTER IV.DAR 12.11

    The Heavenly Sanctuary...... 384DAR 12.12

    Four and Twenty Elders — Seven Lamps of Fire — The Sea of Glass — The Happy Unrest.DAR 12.13

    CHAPTER V.DAR 12.14

    The Heavenly Sanctuary. — Continued.... 391DAR 12.15

    The Book — The Angelic Challenge — Christ Prevails — The Anticipation — A Clean Universe.DAR 12.16

    CHAPTER VI.DAR 13.1

    The Seven Seals....... 402DAR 13.2

    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.DAR 13.3

    CHAPTER VII.DAR 13.4

    Sealing of the 144,000....... 435DAR 13.5

    Symbols Explained — The Seal of God — The 144,000 — The True Israel — The New Jerusalem a Christian City — Out of the Great TribulationDAR 13.6

    CHAPTER VIII.DAR 13.7

    The Seven Trumpets....... 452DAR 13.8

    Encouragement for Christians — Complement of Daniel’s Prophecy — Testimony of Standard Historians — Rome Divided — The Western Empire Extinguished — Alaric, Genseric, Attila, and Theodoric.DAR 13.9

    CHAPTER IX.DAR 13.10

    The Seven Trumpets. — Continued..... 469DAR 13.11

    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.DAR 13.12

    CHAPTER X.DAR 13.13

    Proclamation of the Advent.... 488DAR 13.14

    The Book Opened — The Time of the End — Close of the Prophetic Periods — Sounding of the Seventh Trumpet — The Sweet and the Bitter.DAR 13.15

    CHAPTER XI.DAR 13.16

    THE TWO WITNESSES....... 497DAR 13.17

    An Important Message — The French Revolution of 1793 — Spiritual Sodom — Crush the Wretch! — The Bible Triumphant — The Nations Angry — God’s Temple in Heaven Opened.DAR 13.18

    CHAPTER XII.DAR 14.1

    The Gospel Church....... 509DAR 14.2

    A Wonderful Scene in Heaven — Definite Data — Satan Defeated The Trial of the Church — The Coming Joy.DAR 14.3

    CHAPTER XIII.DAR 14.4

    Persecuting Powers Professedly Christian... 520DAR 14.5

    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.DAR 14.6

    CHAPTER XIV.DAR 14.7

    The Three Messages...... 582DAR 14.8

    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.DAR 14.9

    CHAPTER XV.DAR 14.10

    The Seven Last Plagues...... 638DAR 14.11

    Preparation for the Plagues — An Impressive Scene — God’s Judgments Righteous — Mercy Withdrawn from the Earth — The Sea of Glass — The Glorious Victory — Well with the Righteous.DAR 14.12

    CHAPTER XVI.DAR 14.13

    The Plagues Poured Out...... 641DAR 14.14

    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.DAR 14.15

    CHAPTER XVII.DAR 14.16

    Babylon — the Mother....... 657DAR 14.17

    Church and State — Different Forms of Roman Government — The Eighth Head — Waning away of Papal Power — Symbolic Waters.DAR 14.18

    CHAPTER XVIII.DAR 15.1

    Babylon — the Daughters...... 663DAR 15.2

    Popery beyond Reformation — Its Influence still Felt — Apostate Christendom — Separation between the Good and the Bad — Amazing Judgments — The Will for the Deed.DAR 15.3

    CHAPTER XIX.DAR 15.4

    Triumph of the Saints....... 680DAR 15.5

    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.DAR 15.6

    CHAPTER XX.DAR 15.7

    The First and Second Resurrections.... 687DAR 15.8

    The Bottomless Pit — Binding of Satan — Exaltation of the Saints — The Second Resurrection — The Second Lake of Fire — The Sentence Executed.DAR 15.9

    CHAPTER XXI.DAR 15.10

    The New Jerusalem....... 702DAR 15.11

    The New Heaven and Earth — The Holy City — Wonderful Dimensions — Precious Stones — The Rainbow Foundations — No Need of the Sun.DAR 15.12

    CHAPTER XXII.DAR 15.13

    THE TREE AND THE RIVER OF LIFE..... 716DAR 15.14

    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.DAR 15.15

    Appendix......... 729DAR 15.16

    Index of Authors........ 745DAR 15.17

    Index of Texts... 748DAR 15.18

    General Index........ 752DAR 15.19

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