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E. S. Gruen on Antiochus IV and the Jews

January 2, 2015 Comments off

Erich S. Gruen, the author of “Hellenism and Persecution: Antiochus IV and the Jews,” considered theories of scholars about the reasons Antiochus IV may have had for imposing his notorious hellenisation policies upon the Jews, although under previous Seleucid rule, the Jews had been treated with favour. Gruen’s paper is included in “Hellenistic History and Culture,” edited by Peter Green. [Green, Peter, editor. Hellenistic History and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1993. http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft0000035f/%5D

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Andrew Jukes on the biblical types

June 6, 2014 Comments off

The following is a discussion of the typology of the Pentateuch, by Andrew Jukes.

Andrew John Jukes. The law of the offerings in Leviticus I-VII, considered as the appointed figure of the various aspects of the offering of the body of Jesus Christ. J. Nisbet and co., 1869. pp. 1-33.

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The 3 ½ years of no rain, and the gospel age

October 4, 2013 Comments off

The three and a half years of no rain in the days of Elijah is a type and a figure representing the present age of the Church, or a portion of it. This is represented by a symbolic three years and a half, and the ‘time, times and a half’ of Daniel 7:25 and 12:7, and related prophetic time periods.

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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 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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Charles D. Alexander on the earth helping the woman

June 29, 2013 2 comments

Charles D. Alexander discussed the flood that the serpent cast out
of his mouth to carry away the woman, who represents the church, in his
commentary, Revelation
Spiritually Understood Part 16: The Woman In The Wilderness.

Revelation
12:14-15
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman,
that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth
helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the
flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

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J.C. Bellett on Jacob’s blessing of Judah

January 6, 2013 Comments off

The following is John Crosthwaite Bellett’s discussion of Jacob’s blessing of Judah in Genesis 49:8–12.

[John Crosthwaite Bellett. God’s witness in prophecy and history: Bible studies on the historical fulfilments of Jacob’s prophetic blessings on the twelve tribes. J. Masters, London. 1884. pp. 43–63.]

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