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Daniel and the Apocalypse (1922) PDF by Isaac Newton

Daniel and the Apocalypse (1922) PDF book by Isaac Newton

Daniel and the Apocalypse


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It had been the intention of the author of the following lectures to issue a reprint of the forgotten classic of the great astronomer and philosopher, Sir Isaac Newton, entitled Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John, published in 1733. 


The great astronomer died in 1727, having left the work in manuscript. It was printed in London as a small quarto. (It was included in Horsley s Collection 1779). A very considerable amount of its letterpress was in Latin, consisting of the quotations from the Edicts of the Emperors, and the Bulls of the Popes, as well as extracts from the early Fathers of the Christian Church, historians and Church Councils. Though it was very desirable that the reprint should be presented as an exact facsimile of the original volume, upon serious consideration it appeared necessary to have the Latin text translated into English, otherwise, these portions of the book would have been intelligible only to scholars. 


It is needless to say that this decision was arrived at with regret, and only after balancing the arguments in favour of an exact facsimile which would be more acceptable to scholars and book-lovers with the advantages which ranged themselves on the side of practical usefulness. Accordingly, the translation of the Latin portions has been entrusted to Mr W. H. Semple, B.A., Assistant to the Professor of Greek at Queen s University, Belfast. Otherwise, the reprint is an exact reproduction save for the substitution of modern type and the omission of the old Ps. The frequent use of italics throughout the pages is in accordance with the MSS. of Sir Isaac Newton. 

In these days of highly expensive printing, another difficulty was encountered; if the book was to reach any considerable number of readers, its price must be made as moderate as possible. This obstacle is met by the issue of the present volume at a price, not above the cost of publication. IT had been the intention of the author of the following lectures to issue a reprint of the forgotten classic of the great astronomer and philosopher, Sir Isaac Newton, entitled Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John, published in 1733. 


The great astronomer died in 1727, having left the work in manuscript. It was printed in London as a small quarto. (It was included in Horsley s Collection 1779). A very considerable amount of its letterpress was in Latin, consisting of the quotations from the Edicts of the Emperors, and the Bulls of the Popes, as well as extracts from the early Fathers of the Christian Church, historians and Church Councils. Though it was very desirable that the reprint should be presented as an exact facsimile of the original volume, upon serious consideration it appeared necessary to have the Latin text translated into English, otherwise, these portions of the book would have been intelligible only to scholars

. It is needless to say that this decision was arrived at with regret, and only after balancing the arguments in favour of an exact facsimile which would be more acceptable to scholars and book-lovers with the advantages which ranged themselves on the side of practical usefulness. Accordingly, the translation of the Latin portions has been entrusted to Mr W. H. Semple, B.A., Assistant to the Professor of Greek at Queen s University, Belfast. Otherwise, the reprint is an exact reproduction save for the substitution of modern type and the omission of the old Ps. The frequent use of italics throughout the pages is in accordance with the MSS. of Sir Isaac Newton. ix x PREFACE In these days of highly expensive printing, another difficulty was encountered; if the book was to reach any considerable number of readers, its price must be made as moderate as possible. This obstacle is met by the issue of the present volume at a price, not above the cost of publication.

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