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The APOCALYPSE an arrangement and elucidation of all former prophecies concerning the times of the Gospel.-State of religion in the Roman empire in the primitive times. -Jealousy and malice of the pagan emperors, watchful for the destruction of christianity, at the instigation of the OLD serpent, there in possession of the temples.-War between the two religions.-Triumph of the gospel.-The dragon's malice thereby increased. He excites fresh enmity, and raises new partisans.-Recovers his old influence, and is worshipped again, but under disguised attributes.-The two beasts and the image, and their worshippers.-The MARK and NUMBER of the beast.

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IN the times which preceded the gospel, it was not needful that any further or more par

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