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Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg and the Second woe

August 30, 2013 1 comment

The following is a commentary by E. W. Hengstenberg  on the second woe of Revelation 9.

Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg, The Revelation of St John. Vol. 1. pp. 442-456.

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200 million horses of the second woe

August 29, 2013 1 comment

Austin Farrer referred to the “astonishing elaboration of imagery” that John employed in the prophecy of the second woe. Metaphors overlie other metaphors like layers of clothing. In his book A Rebirth of Images: The Making of St. John’s Apocalypse [SUNY Press, 1949. pp. 235-236.] Farrer wrote:

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F. D. Maurice on the second woe

August 26, 2013 Comments off

The following is a commentary on the prophecy of the second woe, by F. D. Maurice, from: Fredrick Denison Maurice. Lectures On The Apocalypse. Macmillan And Co. London. (1861) pp. 163-168.

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Henry M. Morris and the second woe

August 25, 2013 Comments off

A unique feature of the interpretation of the second woe by Henry M. Morris was that he invoked the special creation of 200 million horses with lions’ heads and serpent tails.

Henry Madison Morris, The Revelation record: a scientific and devotional commentary on the book of Revelation. Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1983. pp. 168-170.

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George Eldon Ladd and the second woe

August 24, 2013 Comments off

G. E. Ladd’s interpretation of the prophecy of the second woe is quoted below, accompanied by my annotations. [George Eldon Ladd. A Commentary on the Revelation of John Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 1972. pp. 135-139.]

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J. A. Smith and the second woe

August 23, 2013 Comments off

Justin Almerin Smith (1819-1896) discussed the second woe of Revelation chapter 9 in his Commentary on the Revelation. [American Baptist Publication Society. Philadelphia, Pa. 1884. pp. 131-139.]

Smith attempted to apply the prophecy to historical events. He believed the prophecy foretold the centuries of warfare between Mohammedanism and Christianity.

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Henry Bechthold and the second woe

August 21, 2013 Comments off

In his article on The Seven Trumpets Of Revelation, Henry Bechthold proposed a unique interpretation of the cavalry of 200 million horses and horsemen of the second woe. He claims that both the horses and horsemen of the sixth trumpet, and the two witnesses, represent the church, and God’s end-time servants.

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I. T. Beckwith on the Second Woe

August 17, 2013 2 comments

The following is a commentary on Revelation 9:13-21 by Isbon Thaddeus Beckwith, The Apocalypse of John [Macmillan Co., New York. 1919. pp. 564-570.]

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Prophetic nightmares and Revelation 9

August 12, 2013 2 comments

In his article Revelation 9: Imagine Your Worst Nightmare, John Mark Hicks presents his views on the two woes described in Revelation 9. The first woe, he thinks, arises from nature. The second is from humanity.

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Links to OT prophecies in Peter’s sermon in Acts 2

August 11, 2013 1 comment

At Post Tenebras Lux Andrew G discussed Acts 2:17, where the apostle Peter, while addressing the Jews at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, quoted from a prophecy of Joel, beginning his quotation using the words of Isaiah rather than those of Joel.

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John Davison’s Discourses on Prophecy, VI Part III

August 9, 2013 Comments off

John Davison discussed prophecy related to pagan nations on Part III of Discourse VI, presented below.

John Davison, Discourses on Prophecy: In which are Considered Its Structure, Use, and Inspiration. William Warburton Lectures. J.H. Parker, 1845.  pp. 288-303.

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John Davison’s Discourses on Prophecy, VI Part IV

August 9, 2013 Comments off

John Davison continues his discussion of prophecy in Part IV of Discourse VI, presented below. Part I was presented in this post; Part II is presented here.

John Davison, Discourses on Prophecy: In which are Considered Its Structure, Use, and Inspiration. William Warburton Lectures. J.H. Parker, 1845. pp. 304-350.

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John Davison’s Discourse on Christian prophecies

August 7, 2013 Comments off

John Davison discusses prophecies related to the Christian era in Part II of Discourse VI, presented below. Part I was presented in this post.

John Davison, Discourses on Prophecy: In which are Considered Its Structure, Use, and Inspiration. William Warburton Lectures. J.H. Parker, 1845. pp. 266-287.

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John Davison on the history of prophecy

August 7, 2013 Comments off

In his Discourses on Prophecy John Davison reviewed the prophecies relating to Israel and Judah during the period from the reign of Solomon to the return of the Jews from the Exile in Babylon. A section of his account is reproduced below. This is Part 1 of Discourse VI. [John Davison, Discourses on Prophecy: In which are Considered Its Structure, Use, and Inspiration. William Warburton Lectures. J.H. Parker, 1845. pp. 230-265.]

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George Gifford on the first resurrection

August 7, 2013 1 comment

In some of the prophecies of Revelation, life and death have spiritual meanings, which are explained by Jesus in the gospels and by Paul in his epistle to the Ephesians. These concepts underlie the prophecy of Revelation 20, where those who have been beheaded for the witness of Jesus and who do not worship the beast are said to reign with Christ. There are probably no commentators who think that this applies only to those saints who were literally beheaded. The meaning of the saints living and reigning with Christ in this chapter was discussed by George Gifford, in Sermons vpon the whole booke of the Reuelation, Sermon XLIII. 1599.

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Christopher Wordsworth’s comments on Rev. 20

August 2, 2013 Comments off

This post presents Christopher Wordsworth’s comments on Revelation 20, from his Lectures on the Apocalypse critical, expository, and practical, delivered before the University of Cambridge. 1852. 3rd ed.

pp. 404-417.

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