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Palestine, 353. defeats Scopas Ptolemy's general, 353. aspires after more conquest and dominion, 356. marries his daughter Cleopatra to Ptolemy, 357. engages in a war with the Ro. mans, 357. is routed at the Straits of Thermopylæ, 358. the latter end of his life very mean, 359. attempting to plunder the

temple of Jupiter Belus is flain, 359. Apocalyps. See Revelation. Apostacy of the latter times, St. Paul's prophecy about this, II.

120, 121. the nature of that apoftacy, 122. it was general, 123, 124. fome particulars of this apostasy about demons and worshipping of the dead, 137, 138. was to prevail in the latter times, 138, 139. prophesied of by Daniel, 142. by what means to be propagated, 143, 144. the notes and characters of this

apoftasy, 121, 124, 125, 137, 140, 141, 143, 146, 374, &c. Arabians, disdain to acknowledge Alexander the great, I. 28. his

designs prevented against them by his death, 28. beautiful spots and fruitful valleys in their country, 26. have always maintained their independency against the nations, 27, 28, 29, 30, against the Egyptians and Assyrians, 27. against the Per. fians, 27. against Alexander and his successors, 28. against the Romans, 29, 30. their state under their prophet Mohammed and afterwards, and now under the Turks, 31-34. what is fáid of them by late travellers, 32-34. their retaining the fame disposition and manners for so many ages, wonderful, 35. the prophecies concerning this people signally fulfilled in their being preserved and not conquered, 35, 36. the Arabs in fome respects resemble the Jews, 36, 37. never yet subdued by the Turks, 401. rob and plunder the Turks as well as other travellers, 402. compared to locusts, II. 209, 217, the king. doms and dominions acquired by them, 213, 214. the time al

figned for their hurting and tormenting men, 215—217. Arnold of Brescia, in the twelfth century, burnt for preaching

against the temporal power of the pope and clergy, II, 252, Ashur. And fall afflict Ashur, what meant by these words in Ba

laam's prophecy, I. 87, 88. Asia, the seven epistles to the seven churches there, II, 162, 168.

why these seven addressed particularly, 166. the excellent form and structure of these epiftles, 167.'in what sense prophetical, 167, 168, the present state of these once flourishing churches, 168, 175, the churches lay in a circular form, 173. their method and order observed in addressing them, 173. their present

ftate a very strong proof of the truth of prophecy, 174, 175. Assyrians terrible enemies both to Israel and Judah, 1, 142, 143. Isaiah's prophecy against them, 143,

See Nineveh. Attila, with his Kuns lays waste Macedon and Greece, Gaul

and Italy, II. 203, 204. the scourge of God and terror of

men, 204. Austin, his opinion about Antichrift, II. 116.

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B. BABY. B.

BABYLON, prophecies concerning it, I. 158-180. it,

as well as Nineveh, an enemy to the people of God, 158. a great and ancient city, 159. considerably improved by Nebuchadnezzar, 159. one of the wonders of the world, 160. its destruction foretold by Isaiah and Jeremiah, 160, 161. prophe. cies about Cyrus the conqueror of Babylon, fulfilled, 161163. the time of its reduction foretold, ibid. besieged by the Medes and Persians, 163, Armenians and other nations united against it, 164. the Babylonians hide themselves within their walls, ibid. the river dried up, 164, 165. the city taken during a feast, 165, 166. the facts related by Herodotus and Xenophon, and therefore no room for scepticism, 166. the prophets foretold its total desolation, 167, 168. these prophecies ful. filled by degrees, ibid. its state under Cyrus, 168. under Darius, 169. under Xerxes, 170, 171. the accounts of it since that time by Diodorus, 172. by Strabo, ibid. by Pliny, 173. by Pausanias, ibid. by Maximus Tyrius and Lucian, ibid. by Jerome, 174. accounts by later authors, ibid. by Ben. jamin of Tudela, ibid. by Texeira, ibid. by Rauwolf, ibid. by Peter della Vallé, 175. by Tavernier, 176. by Salmon, 176, 177. by Mr. Hanway, 177. by these accounts it appears how

punctually the prophecies were fulfilled, 177, 178. Babylon, the fall and destruction of spiritual Babylon, II. 305,

337. after her fall becomes a scene of desolation, 338, &c. the fall of Roman Babylon and her sudden destruction, 306, 340 342. the consequences of her fall, the lamentations of some and the rejoicings of others, 339. her irrecoverable and utter desolation, 342. the church joins in praises and thanksgivings to God for his truth and righteousness in judging this idola. trous city, 343, &c. a prophecy about Babylon particularly

fulfilled, 402, 403. Babylonián, the first of the four empires, compared to a lion, I.

255. with eagles wings, 255, 256. with a man's heart, 256. Bacon (Lord) wisheth for a history of the prophecies compared

with the events, I. 1. how he would have it written, II. 153. Badby, convicted of heresy and burnt in Smithfield, II, 263. re

fuses an offered pardon, and chooses to die with a good con.

fcience, ibid. Balaam, the prophet, a heathen and an immoral man, I. 67. the

ftory of Balaam's ass considered, 68–70. the stile of his pro. phecies beautiful, 71. his prophecy of the singular character of ihe Jewish nation, how fulfilled to this day, 71-73. his prophecy of their victories much the same as Isaac's and Jacob's, 73. that of the king higher than Agag, how fulfilled, 73-75.

. his preface to his later prophecies explained, 175. his prophecy of a star and scepter to smite the prince of Moab, how fulfilled, 76. who meant by the sons of Sheth, 76–78. some parts of this prophecy understood of the Messiah and David, 7883. his prophecy against the Amalekites how fulfilled, 3183. against the Kenites, and who the Kenites were, 83, 84. his prophecies of the coast of Chittim, of Ashur and Eber, 85–89. what conclusions to be drawn from the prophecies

of this wicked man, 89, 90.Baronius, his character of the tenth century, II. 241. Basnage, a remarkable passage in his story about the Jews, I.

113. his reasons for the Jews not dwelling at Jerusalem, II. 69. Beast, with seven heads and ten horns described, II. 283. denotes

a tyrannical idolatrous empire, 331. marks whereby the beast was distinguished, 284-287. his words and actions wonderful, 287. his blasphemieș, 288, 289. his making war with the faints, 289, 290. the mystery of the beast that carrieth the wo. man, 329, &c. the mystery of the beast with the seven heads and ten horns, 331-334. the beast with two horns, described, 291-293. his power and authority, 293. pretends to support. it by great signs and wonders, 293. what meant by the image of the beast, 295. what by his mark or character, 296, those without his mark not fuffered to buy or sell, 266, &c. the num. ber of the beast explained, 298, &c. the struggles of the true church with the beaft, sol. the ruin and destruction of them who worship the beast, 304, 305. denunciation of judgments against the followers of the beaft, 311. the threefold state of the beast, 330, the explication of its feven heads and ten horns, 331

333. the power and strength given to the beast, 336, 337. Benjamin, this tribe became an appendage to Judah, 1. 61, 65.

the prophecy of Jacob concerning them fulfilled, 53, 65.. Benjamin of Tudela, his travels to Jerusalem, 109, his account

of its desolate state, ibid. Berengarius, writes against transubstantiation, II. 248. compelled

to burn his writings, 249. his numerous followers, ibid. Berenice, daughter of Ptolemy Philadelphus, married to Antio

chus Theus, 1. 343. her father called the dowry-giver, ibid. is murdered by order of Laodice, 343. Bernard, inveighs against the corruption of the clergy and tyranny

of the popes, II. 250, 251, Bertram, inscribes his book to the Emperor, II. 242, 243. his

opinion against the doctrin of transubstantiation, 243. . Bohemians, their opinions in religion, II. 264-266. fight for

their religion, and are vićtorious at first, 267. are defeated, and

retire to the mountains and caves, ibid. Bolingbroke, Lord, censured for his indecent reflections on Noah's prophecy, I, 18, his ignorance about the Codex Alexandri. Ee 4

nus,

nus, 19. his blunder about the Roman historians, ibid. his sneer about believers, refuted, 20. condemned by himself, 20, 21,

had great talents, but misapplied them, 21. Book, vision of the angel with the little book, II. 226, &c. the

contents of it, 130, 131. Boyle, Mr. the lecture founded by him, I. 287. the author ap

pointed to preach that lecture, ibid. the subject agreeable to the

design of the founder, 297. his merits and excellence, 298. Britain, Christianity planted in it before the destruction of Jeru.

salem, II. 23, 24. Burden of Egypt, that phrase explained, I. 204, 205. Burnet (Bp.) his account of Bilhop Lloyd's studying the Reve.

lation, II. 152, Burnet (Dr.) his strange notion of Gog and Magog, II. 360.

C. CALVIN reputed wise for writing no comment upon the

Revelation, il. 151. Canaan, the prophetical curse upon him and his posterity confi.

dered, 1.7, &c. his curse properly a curse upon the Canaanites, 8. their wickedness very great, 9, 10. the curse includes the subjection of his descendents to those of Shem and Japhet, 10. the completion of it from Joshua's time to this day, 10, 11, 190. a different reading proposed about this prophecy, 12, 13. his curse pursued his posterity to the utmost parts of the earth,

190. Carolin books, by whom written, II. 240, 904. prove the wor

ship of images to be contrary to scripture, ibid. Century, tenth, wicked and ignorant, II. 244, 245. the princi

ples and state of the church in that period, 245-247. the eleventh much of the same complexion with the tenth, 247, the

sixteenth the age of reformation, 268. Charlemain, contributes to the establishment of the power of the

pope, I. 246——249. opposes the worship of images, II. 240,

30+. Chittim, the prophecy of ships from that coast, I. 85. what to be

understood by the land and ships of Chittim, 85–87, 371,

372. Christ, some of his prophecies and of his apostles recorded, II. 2.

a summary of our Saviour's prophecies, 2, 3. none more remarkable than those about the destruction of Jerusalem, which were published several years before that event, 3-5. our Sa. viour's tenderness in weeping over Jerusalem, 5, 6. denounceth perfecution to be the lot of his disciples, 24, 25. his name the word of God, II. 347. confirms the authority of the book of Revelation, 371, 372. his second coming one principal topic of that book, 361. 6

Christians,

Christians, greatly persecuted, II. 20, 21. apostasy and other evils

follow, 21, 22. he who endures to the end shall be saved, 22, Church, persecuted by the great red dragon, II. 274–277. re.

presented as a mother bearing children to Christ, 274. in time brought such as were promoted to the empire, 281. her flight afterwards into the wilderness, 281. barbarous nations excited to overwhelm her, but afterwards submit to the Chriftian church, 282. the state of the true church in opposition to that

of the beast, so1, 302. Chrysostome, his interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream, I.

248-250. his description of antichrift, II. 116, 117. Clarke (Dr.) his account of some extraordinary prophecies, II.

402. &c. Claude Bishop of Turin sows the seeds of the reformation in his

diocese in the ninth century, II. 243, 244. Clergy, fecond marriage at first forbidden them, I. 390. after

wards restrained from marrying at all, ibid. Collins, his eleven objections against Daniel's prophecies, con

sidered and refuted, s. 288–296. Constantine the great, the Christian religion established by him,

II. 192, 193, . Constantinople, besieged in vain by the Saracens, II. 211. be

sieged by Mohammed the second, 222. the city then taken, and

an end put to the Grecian empire, 243, 244. Constitutions of Clarendon, II. 250. Creatures, to be received with thanksgiving, II. 149. the un

grateful in this matter rebuked, ibid. Croisades or expeditions of the western Christians to the holy

land, II. 65. How many perished in these expeditions, 67. Cyrus, the conqueror of Babylon, foretold by Isaiah, I. 161, the 'state of it under him, 168. united the kingdoms of Media and Persia, I. 301.

DAniel, the genuinness of his prophecies vindicated, I. 229, 230.

his credit as a prophet established by prophecies fulfilled at this time, 231. his interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream, his first prophecy, 231-233. his vision of the four first empires of the world, 254. the form of Nebuchadnezzar's great image how represented to Daniel, 254. his vision of four beasts, 254. what kingdoms they represent, 255-260. What represented by the fourth beast with ten horns, 260. the opinions of several writers, 261-263. what meant by the lit. tle horn, 272, &c. the opinion of some great men in this mat. ter, 274-276. all those kingdoms to be succeeded by that of the Messiah, 282-284. Daniel's vision and Nebuchadnezzar's

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