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Directions to the Binder.
Plan of Jerusalem to face the title page.
Page 15.........line 13, for embittered, read imbittered.
21......... 32......... 40......... 42.........
1, of the notes, for faxo, read fano. 10, of the notes, for levelling, read levying. 22, of the notes, for Beausohe, read Beausobre. 13, of the notes, for cemetry, read cemetery. 1, of the notes, for quæ, read qua.
18, for 2 Tim. xvii. 18, read 2 Tim. ii. 17, 18.
25, for perceponit, read præponit.
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.
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.
That many 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
1 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 deso lations 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.