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OF THE EXPECTED

OHRISTIAN MILLENNIUM,

WHICH IS PROMISED IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, AND IS BELIEV:
ED 70 BE NIGH ITS COMMENCEMENT, AND MUST
TRANSPIRE BEFORE THE CONFLAGRATION

OF THE HEAVENS AND THE

EARTH

EMBELLISHED WITH A CHART, OF THE
DISPENSATIONS FROM ABRAHAM

TO THE END OF TIME.

And they lived and reign’d with Christ a thousand years.--Rev. xx.

"The time of rest, the promis'd Sabbath comes-
Six thousand years of sorrow have well nigh
Fulfill'd their tardy and disastrous course.”- Cowper.

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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW-YORK, TO WIT:

BE it remembered, that on the twenty-fifth day of June, in the fifty-first year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1827, Josiah Priest of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author in the words following, to wit : A view of the expected Christian Millennium, which

is promised in the Holy Scriptures, and is believed to be nigh its commencement, and must transpire before the conflagration of the heavens and the earth; embellished with a chart of the dispensations from Abraham to the end of time. And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.---Rev. xx. 4.

The time of rest, the promis'd Sabbath comes
Six thousand years of sorrow have well nigh
Fulfill'd their tardy and disastrous course."--Couper

BY JOSIAH PRIEST" In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, entitled “ An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;” and also, to the act entitled “ An act supplementary to an act. entitled An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of de signing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.”

R. R. LANSING, Clerk of the district court of the United States for the northern district of New-York.

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INDEX.

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Ist. An account of the term Millennium, its import and
meaning,

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2d. Shall show that such a period was expected, by the pro-

pnets, the Jewish Rabbins, and doctors, as the grand ultimo
of the Messiah's reign on earth—and is now in expectan-

cy, by the churches, according to the scripture promises, 16
3d. Shall give a view of the wonderful signs of the times

which preceded the great deluge and the birth of Christ :
a curious and interesting account of Herod the Great, who
put to death the infants of Jerusalem. Also a minute de-
scription of the Ark, and of the animals saved in it-prov-

ing it amply sufficient to contain all the scriptures state it did, 55
4th. Shall exhibit the signs of our own times which clearly

indicate the Millennium nigh at hand, but must be prece-
ded, by one of its effects, of the power of the great God;

such as man has not witnessed since the world began, 79
5th. Shall represent the probable state of the wicked part of

mankind, just previous to the Millennium ; in which divi-
sion will be given an account of Rome pagan and Rome
papal, which subjects are signified in the 13th and 17th
chapters of Revelations,

87
6th. The way and manner considered, in which God will pro-

bably remove the wicked from the earth, that the Millenni-
um may commence, for they shall not see that glorious sun
arise, nor enter that land of promise,

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7th. Will show when the Millennium will come, by a view of

the ancient Jewish Sabbaths, an exhibition of which is ex-
ceedingly interesting, in reference to that day. And as
analagous to the same point, shall present a view of natural
and supernatural periodical recurrences. And shall give an
illustration of the three visions in the book of Daniel as far
as they refer to the time when the sanctuary shall be clean-
sed, or when the Millennium shall arrive,

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