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sum of which is equivalent to the sum of the numerals of the

: wp Kedush Romei, the Holy ONE ROME, 1917 17p Kodsho Romei, His HOLINESS OF Rome- p 100, 74, 76, v 300, 7200, 16, 40, 10, which make 666. See Alphabetical Analysis under MARK.)

FIRST HEAD, OR BABYLONIC-ASSYRIAN KINGS.

B.C.

2680

667

647 625

Asaradin, or Esarhaddon
Saosduchin
Chyniladon...
Nabopolassar, or Labynitus
Nabokolassar, or Nebuchadnezzar
Ilvarodam, or Evilmerodach
Nericassolassar, Neriglissar, or Belshazzar...
Nabonadius

604 561 558

553

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2 In this year according to Prideaux's Connection, Vol. I. p. 40, Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, seized Babylon, and added it to his former empire. Thus arose the Babylonic-Assyrian Empire.

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...... 162

Energetes II... 146

Antiochus IV. Epiphanes 175
Antiochus V. Eupator .. 164
Demetrius Soter
Alexander Balas

151 Demetrius II. Nicator 146 Antiochus VI.Epiphanes 144 Diodotus, or Tryphon .. 143 Antiochus VII. Sidetes 138 Demetrius II. again 130 Alexander II. Zebina 126 Antiochus VIII. Grypus 122 Seleucus VI. Nicator .. 97 Philip

92 Tigranes, king of Armenia 84

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Caius Caligula ..
Claudius
Nero,...
Vespasian..
Titus ..
Domitian
Nerva
Trajan
Adrian
Antoninus Pius
Marcus Aurelius, or Antoninus Philosophus
Commodus
Pertinax
Septimius Severus
Caracalla
Opilius Macrinus..
Heliogabalus
Alexander Severus
Two Gordians
Gordian, junior
Philip the Arabian
Decius
Gallus Hostilius
Valerian and Gallienus
Claudius
Aurelian
Tacitus and Florian..
Probus
Carus
Diocletian
Constantius Chlorus
Constantine the Great.
Constantine II.
Constantius alone...
Julian the Apostate...
Jovian

235

238

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243 249

251

253

268

270 275

276

282 283 305 306

337 341

361 363

SEVENTH HEAD, OR LATIN CÆSARS.

A.D. Valentinian I.

364 Gratian ..

... 367 Valentinian II....

375 Theodosius

392 Honorius

395 Valentinian III.

.. 425 Petonius Maximus

455 Avitus

455 Interregnum

... 456 Majorian

457 Severus III...

461 Interregnum

465 Anthemius

... 467 Olybrius

472 Interregnum

472 Glycerius

473 Julius Nepos

474 Romulus Augustulus

475 Destroyed by the Heruli and Ostrogoths, but revived again under the Third-Head, or Eighth King, in a Latino-Greek Dynasty.

3 The Romano-Greek * contemporaries of the Latin Cæsars and Herulic and Ostrogothic kings, were

Valens A.D. 364 Theodosius II.. 408 Leo II. ...... 474 Theodosius the Great 379 Marcianus

450 Anastasius 491 Arcadius .... 395 Leo I.......

457 Justin I....... 518

Justinian 527

* From Constantine the Great who removed the imperial seat to Constantinople, properly begins what we have called the Romano-Greek Empire ; though for prophetical convenience the Romano-Greek Empire is made to begin B.C. 168, in the time of Antiochus IV. Epiphanes, when the Romans made their first conquests in Greece. One reason of this is, the words of Daniel ; his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power, which must mean the Greek power mighty by the Romans. For in fact, though the arms of the Romans subdued the Greeks, yet the arts of the Greeks subdued the Romans in turn ; and their language, manners, and philosophy, eventually pervaded the Empire. Another reason is, that the twofold subversion of first the literal, and afterwards the spiritual sanctuary, by the little imperial Horn required him to be viewed in a Greek aspect throughout ; as in the latter case the prophecy strictly demanded it, and in the former, this disposal is not dissonant to a philosophical view of the mutual conquests of these two nations of each other.

THE THREE-ONE ANTICHRIST.“ THE BEAST EARTH BEAST, IMAGE OF THE THAT WAS AND The Popes the Spirit

SEA BEAST, IS NOT,

of Antichrist. The revived Western The Latino - Greek

or German EmpeCæsars or Emperors

rors or Cæsars of the of the Romans.

Romans.

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+ The ten kings or kingdoms which belong to the eighth king, form a part of Antichrist also, as far as the civil magistrates in them meddle with ecclesiastical matters

5“ After the fall of the Western monarchy, the majesty of the purple resided solely in the princes of Constantinople; and of these, Justinian was the first, who, after a divorce of sixty years, regained the dominion of ancient Rome, and asserted by the right of conquest, the august' title of Emperor of the Romans.” Gibbon, Chap. LIII.

• Justinian,” says the historian Agathias (1, V. p. 157.), mWTOs Pwpealwe αυτοκρατως ονοματι και πραγματι” (The first Emperor of the Romans in name and in deed.) * Yet the specific title of Emperor of the Romans was not used at Constantinople, till it had been claimed by the French and German Emperors of old Kome.” Chap. LIII. Note 94.

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