Rector of Alphage, London, and Chaplain to the Right Honorable,
the Earl of Dunmore.
The New Testament; carefully collated with the Greek, and
corrected, divided and pointed according to the various subjects treated of
by the inspired writers, with the common division into chapters and verses
in the margin; and illustrated with Notes critical and explanatory. London,
1764. 2 vote. 8vo.
Dividing Line Between Destruction of Jerusalem and General
Judgment - None, Double Application to Both
"The Jews, instead of growing better, will
grow seven times worse than before, as a natural and judicial
consequence of their rejecting the Messiah and his offers of grace. We
find by Josephus, that this was remarkably the case." (Note in loc.)
(On Matthew 16:27-28)
Coming in his kingdom; i. e. coming to visit the Jews by the destruction of
their city, of which some who were present should be eye-witnesses.' (Note
(On Mark 8:38)
"Kingdom of God come with power: i. e., till the Messiah comes to visit the
Jewish nation in a powerful and most astonishing manner, by the destruction
of their city and polity, and to propagate his gospel in a divinely
efficacious manner." (Note in loc.)
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID
"Guyse, Poole's Continuators, Wynne, and others, apply the whole of
chap. xxiv. and xxv., both to the destruction of Jerusalem and the day
of general judgment, saying it is difficult to separate what is said in
relation to the one subject from what is said in relation to the other:
Dr. S. Clarke gives this double application as far as chap. xxv. 13, and
applies the remainder of chap. xxv. exclusively to the day of judgment:
Trapp fixes on chap. xxiv. 23, as the point where Jesus commenced
speaking of the general judgment: the authors of the Dutch Annotations,
on xxiv. 29: Heylin. on xxiv. 36: Macknight, on xxiv. 44 : Dr. Scott, on
the latter part of chap. xxiv., but he does not designate the particular
point; ' towards the close,' is his expression : Dr. A. Clarke, on xxv.
1; though, when he comes to verse 31, he admits that the preceding part
may refer to the destruction of Jerusalem ; the remainder, he imagines,
must apply to the general judgment : Bishop Porteus fixes on xxv. 31:
Dr. Hammond gives a double application to this verse, and applies all
which follows, to the general judgment: while Bishop Pearce admits that
Jesus continued to speak of the destruction of Jerusalem as far as ver.
41; but there, he imagines, he ' had the day of general judgment in his
thoughts." (Selections from Eminent Commentators)
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