Description - Horae Apocalypticae Volume 1; Or a Commentary on the Apoc., Including Also an Examination of Dan by Edward Bishop Elliott
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 Excerpt: ...how, as the year rolled round, they were wont in palm-bearing processions to resort to the churches, on the festival substituted in the Christian Church for the feast of Tabernacles; and, --not without similar anticipations of personal salvation and triumph, --to place their palms that symbolized it on the altar, and hymn their hosannas: 2 or, again, how the custom had grown up, at the time we speak of, to go forth with palms and with hosannas, to give greeting to the bishops and presbyters of the church, the earthly operators of their supposed salvation.3 The sealed ones, on the other hand, 1 Bingham, ch. xiii. Vol. iv. p. 226.--Mosheim notices the croum worn by the neophytes, and its understood typical intimation of their victory over the world and sin. " Initiati, corona candid&que veste ornati, domum revertebantur. Ilia Victoriae de mundo vitiisque partae, haec innocentiae acquisitae signum erat." 3 Bingham iii. 16. i. 2.--It was in the third century that Christians were divided into faithful and catechumens, the initiated and uninitiated. See Waddington, Eccl. Hist. 1 The appellation of 07101, holy, or saints, is often thus distinctively applied to Christ's " peculiar people." A notable instance, the first after this chapter, occurs chap. viii. 3, and will be there noticed. In Rev. xix. 6, the saints are identified with the white-robed; "The white robes are the righteousness of the saints." Other examples occur xiii. 10, xiv. 12, xi. 18, xx. 6, &c.--As regards the other appellation, elect and faithful, we find it (as already observed) distinctively applied in Rev. xvii. 14, to the partakers in Christ's final triumph. They are called the Kvtoi Km CkafKtoi Kai iriaToi, the called, and chosen, and faithful. 2 The Presby...
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