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CHAP. IX.

The Nazarenes.-Hadrian builds Ælia Capitolina upon the ruins of

Jerusalem, and erects Temples for heathen worship.—The Christian

Church established.--Helena's visit to the Holy Land.—Discovers

the true Cross.-Constantine builds Churches upon spots consecrated

by the sufferings of Christ.-Julian, the Apostate, endeavours to re-

build the Temple of the Jews.--His failure.-Alexander's similar

attempt and failure to turn the channel of the Euphrates.-Reflec-

tions arising from the subject of the Work...........

..............page 170

Conclusion.--Authorities referred to........

....... Page 186

Directions to the Binder.

Plan of Jerusalem to face the title page.
The Genealogy of Herod to face page 28.
The places visited by St. Paul to face page 65,

ERRATA.

Page 15......... line 13, for embittered, read imbittered.

21......... 1, of the notes, for faxo, read fano.
32........ 10, of the notes, for levelling, read levying.
40......... 22, of the notes, for Beausohe, read Beausobre.
42......... 13, of the notes, for cemetry, read cemetery.
61.......... 1, of the notes, for quæ, read qua.
75......... 18, for 2 Tim. xvii. 18, read 2 Tim. ii. 17, 18.
81......... 10, for embitters, read imbitters.
90......... 25, for perceponit, read præponit.

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2, of the notes, for SHE, read shew.

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N. B. Should the figures referring to the texts quoted from Scripture be

found in any instance misprinted, the reader is requested to turn to
the References to the Texts, at the end of the book.

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INTRODUCTION:

That many

BEFORE I enter into any detail respecting the fulfilment of those Prophecies which are recorded in the Scriptures to have been delivered by Jesus Christ, as referring to the destruction of the Jewish Nation; it is necessary to establish the certainty of their having been actually foretold by him at the time, and under the circumstances mentioned by the Evangelists.

of the predictions in the Writings of the Prophets bore the strongest and surest marks of reference to the Destruction of Jerusalem and its sacred Temple, though not generally admitted by the Jews, was too clear not to be immediately recognised by those with whom interest and prejudice had raised no clouds of obscurity to darken the light and evidence of their understanding :' it was reserved however for Jesus Christ to predict the particular manner and the

precise

i The People of the Prince that shall come (THE ARMY OF Titus) shall destroy the City and the Sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood: (THE DESTRUCTION MADE BY THE ARMY) and unto the end of the War desosations are determined (UTTER RUIN OF THE CITY AND NATION.)—Dan. ix. 26.

The ivth and vth chapters of Ezekiel in particular convey such strong evidence and certainty of the overthrow of Jerusalem, that to misunderstand or misapply the meaning of them could arise only from obstinacy and wilful ignorance.

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