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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...villains; why do you trample upon dead bodies in this Temple? I appeal to my own army, and to those Jews that are now with me, and even to you yourselves, that I do not force you to defile this, your sanctuary, and if you will but change the place whereon you will fight, no Roman shall either come near your sanctuary, nor offer any affront to it."--(See " Whiston's Josephus"--"Wars of the Jews," Book vi. chap. 2; also Books iv. and v.) It has already been shown that Antiochus Epiphanes did not place the abomination of desolation, of which our Lord spoke; and as the Romans did not, it has never yet stood in the holy place. This consummation of wickedness will be the act of the "coming prince," at the time of the end. The prediction of a time of great tribulation, such as never was since there was a nation, Dan. xii. 1, Matt. xxiv. 21, was not fulfilled by the past siege of Jerusalem, dreadful as it was; nor could the presence of the Roman soldiers in the burning temple, (when at last they entered it) be "the abomination of desolation," because the warning, Matt. xxiv. 15-16, was given to believers to flee from Jerusalem the instant the abomination of desolation is seen standing in the holy place, that they may escape from the unequalled tribulation which will immediately overtake that city. Jesus does not caution them to escape until they see it standing in the sanctuary; and if it could be supposed that the Christians of those days neglected His warning, and remained in Jerusalem throughout the siege, and until the Romans polluted the burning sanctuary by their presence--if they survived, they must have passed through the unequalled tribulation they were warned to escape from. The early Christians fled...