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Horae Apocalypticae - 4 Volumes - AUTHOR'S COPY
- ELLIOTT, EDWARD BISHOP (1793-1875). Here is an incredible find, and probably takes the award (or at least shares it) with the most historically valuable item on the list. Complete in four volumes, the present offering is Elliott's own copy of the third edition of his Horae Apocalypticae, and is the very set he used to prepare revisions for the fourth edition, which were extensive. There are several letters from other scholars tipped in, and extensive reworking of the text, diagrams altered and new ones prepared in hand, etc. Well-worn, but certainly workable, and VERY important. This four volume set is respected by many as THE seminary scholarly work on eschatology. It defends, according to some anyway, against the preterist system by proving a late date for the writing of the book of Revelation. Elliott also demonstrates the impossibility of the futurist system, and defends the traditional historicism. All the major Reformers and all the major Reformation creeds and confessions adopted the historic position - and it is this position that Elliott so skillfully defends. Included in Horae Apocalypticae you will also find a very useful historical survey of who held which positions concerning eschatology, much history on the Roman empire (and its interaction with Christianity(, how the Reformation, Islam, etc. were prophesied in the Apocalypse, a world chronology according to the Hebrew Scriptures (which would make the Earch 6127 years old), patristic views of prophecy, the beast and his mark (666) revealed, and much more. The Papacy is also shown to be the apocalyptic antichrist, which was a standard position among the Reformers. Elliott also deals with Moses Stuart's Preterism, etc. Concerning Elliott's Horae Apocalypticae H. Gratton Guiness, writes, The "Horae Apocalypticae" of Elliott, which may well be considered as the most important and valuable commentary of the Apocalypse which has ever been written, was also called into existence by Futurist attacks on the Protestant interpretation of prophecy. In his preface to the fifth edition Elliott says: When I first began to give attention to the subject some twenty years ago, it was the increasing prevalence among Christian men in our country of the Futurist system of Apocalyptic interpretation - a system which involved the abandonment of the opinion held by all the chief fathers and doctors of our Church respecting the Roman Popes and Popedom as the great intended anitchristian power of Scripture - prophecy, - that suggested to me the desirableness and indeed the necessity, of a more thoroughly careful investigation of the whole subject than had been made previously. For thereby I trusted that we might see God's mind on the question; all engaged in that controversy being alike agreed as to the fact of its being expressed in this prophecy, rightly understood: and whether indeed in His view Popery was that monstrous evil, and the Reformation a deliverance to our Church and nation as mighty and blessed, as we had been taught from early youth to regard them. Elliott's commentary was practically the work of the lifetime of one of the most learned and laborious expositors of modern times. :ole Gibbon's "History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," to which it frequently refers, it stands alone it its sphere, as a monumental work of surpassing value. The ten thousand references it contains to ancient and modern work bearing on the subject elucidated greatly enhance its value. We may safely say that during the half century which has elapsed since it publication, no other work on historic lines of interpretations has appeared of equal importance. "Furthermore, in 1878, Charles Haddon Spurgeon wrote the classic reference work Commenting on Commentaries. The 'prince of preachers' surveyed over 1400 commentators on the books of the Bible providing bible students and pastors with a valuable guide for selecting books for their libraries. His comments are often as entertaining as t [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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