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THE CANON OF ANTICHRIST.1

THE SEVEN-HEADED

SEA BEAST, TWO-HORNED

BEAST, AND IMAGE OF THE SEA BEAST.

EARTH

I saw a beast rise up out of the sea having seven heads— (the Babylonic-Assyrian, the Medo-Persian, the Greek, the Egyptian, Syrian, Roman, and Latin Empires.) The beast which I saw was like unto a leopard. (Daniel's Greek Empire.) And I saw one of his heads, (the Latin,) as it were wounded to death—by a sword; (the sword of the Heruli and Ostrogoths,) and his deadly wound was healed. (by the restoration of the Latin Empire in a Greek dynasty by Justinian, A.D. 553.) The beast that thou sawest was, (the Greek Empire,) and is not, (being destroyed by the Romans) and shall ascend (by the Greek emperor Justinian's revival of it, A. D. 553) out of the bottomless pit i. e. abyss or sea (from among the nations of the world) and go into perdition, (by the Turks who destroyed it A.D. 1453.) and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names are not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, (the Greek Empire revived

1 This is compiled from the Canon of Ptolemy, as continued by Dr. Hales in his Analysis of Chronology, Vol. I. p. 276, Dr. Gillies' History of the World therein quoted, p. 290, and from Les Fastes Universels par M. Buret de Longchamps. Par. 1821.

by Justinian) and is not (being destroyed by the Turks) and yet is (by its being sold by Andrew Palæologus to Charles VIII. of France A.D. 1495, and thus fictitiously continued in a French dynasty up to the present time.) The seven heads are-seven kings, (Kingdoms or Empires) five are fallen, (in St. John's time, the Babylonic-Assyrian, Medo-Persian, Greek, Egyptian, and Syrian,) one is, (in St. John's time, the Romans) and the other is not yet come, (the Latin) and when he cometh he must continue a short space, (not lasting more than 115 years) and the beast that was, (the Greek Empire) and is not, (being destroyed by the Romans) even he is the eighth, (the revived Greek Empire by Justinian, A.D. 553.) and is of the seven, (being the third) and goeth into perdition (by the Turks.) And I beheld another beast coming out of the earth, (the Roman papacy) and he had two horns like a Lamb, (enjoyed a spiritual power over the two Præfectures of Italy and Gaul) and he spake as a dragon, (but wished to have a temporal sovereignty over them as well) saying to them that dwell on the earth that they should make an image (the revived Latin Empire of Charlemagne, A.D. 800, and German Emperors) to the beast which had the wound by a sword and did live (to the Latin Empire wounded by the Herulic and Ostrogothic sword, but revived under government of Greek Emperors.) Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number (the sum of the numbers which the letters in the name stand for) of the Beast (the Greek Empire or Emperor), for it is the number of a man (the Emperor), and his number is six hundred threescore and six, (1 70'P Keisar Romim CESAR OF EMPEROR OF THE ROMANS, p 100, 10,

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sum of which is equivalent to the sum of the numerals of the p Kedosh Romei, THE HOLY

name of the beast:

ONE OF ROME, or

Kolsho Romei, His קדשו רומי

HOLINESS OF ROME P 100, 4, 16, 300, 200, 16,

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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....

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