Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John eBook

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the fourteenth Canon of the fifth Council of Carthage, A.C. 398. Item placuit, ut altaria, quae passim per agros aut vias, tanquam memoriae Martyrum constituuntur, in quibus nullum corpus aut reliquiae Martyrum conditae probantur, ab Episcopis, qui illis locis praesunt, si fieri potest, evertantur.  Si autem hoc propter tumultus populares non sinitur, plebes tamen admoneantur, ne illa loca frequentent, ut qui recte sapiunt, nulla ibi superstitione devincti teneantur.  Et omnino nulla memoria Martyrum probabiliter acceptetur, nisi aut ibi corpus aut aliquae certae reliquiae sint, aut ubi origo alicujus habitationis, vel possessionis, vel passionis fidelissima origine traditur.  Nam quae per somnia, & per inanes quasi revelationes quorumlibet hominum ubique constituuntur altaria, omnimode reprobentur. These altars were for invoking the Saints or Martyrs buried or pretended to be buried under them.  First they filled the Churches in all places with the reliques or pretended reliques of the Martyrs, for invoking them in the Churches; and then they filled the fields and high-ways with altars, for invoking them every where:  and this new religion was set up by the Monks in all the Greek Empire before the expedition of the Emperor Theodosius against Eugenius, and I think before his above-mentioned Edict, A.C. 386.

The same religion of worshiping Mahuzzims quickly spred into the Western Empire also:  but Daniel in this Prophecy describes chiefly the things done among the nations comprehended in the body of his third Beast.

Notes to Chap.  XIV.

[1] Chap. xi. 38, 39

[2] Orat. de vita Greg.  Thaumaturg.  T. 3. p. 574.

[3] Vide Hom. 47. in.  S. Julian.

[4] Epist. 27. ad Eustochium.

[5] Edit.  Frontonis Ducaei, Tom. 1.

[6] Ad. an. 381, Sect. 41.

[7] Hist.  Eccl. l. 2. c. 23.

[8] L. 4. c. 24.

[9] Hom. 66. ad. populum, circa finem. & Hom. 8, 27. in Matth.  Hom. 42, 43. in Gen. Hom. 1. in 1 Thess.

[10] Exposit. in Psal. 114. sub finem.

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The end of the first Part.

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PART II.

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OBSERVATIONS
UPON THE
APOCALYPSE
OF
St. JOHN.

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CHAP.  I.

Introduction, concerning the time when the Apocalypse_ was written_.

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