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" It was universally believed that the end of the world, and the kingdom of heaven, were at hand. The near approach of this wonderful event had been predicted by the apostles; the tradition of it was preserved by their earliest disciples, and those who... "
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature - Page 462
1802
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 2

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1783
...underftood in their literal fenfe the difcourfes of Chrift himfelf, were obliged to expect the fecond and glorious coming of the Son of Man in the clouds,...which had beheld his humble condition upon earth, and which might ftill be wicnefs of the calamities of the Jews under Vefpafian or Hadrian. The revolution...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 2

Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1787
...underftood in their literal fenfe the difcourfes of Chrift himfelf , were obliged to expect the fecond and glorious coming of the Son of Man in the clouds, before th:tt generation was totally extinguished , which had beheld his humble i ondition upon earth , and...
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Representation of the Conduct and Opinions of the Primitive Christians ...

Henry Kett - 1792 - 298 pages
...li*' teral fenfe the difcourfes of Chrift himfelf, " were obliged to expect the fecond and glo** rious coming of the Son of Man in the " clouds, before that generation was totally " extinguifhed, which had beheld his humble " condition upon earth." . *' Here the hiftorian evidently...
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The Triumphs of Christianity Over Infidelity Displayed; Or, the Coming of ...

N. NISBETT - 1802
...to ascertain what his real meaning was ? If Jesus had meant, by this phrase, as Jias been contended, the second and glorious coming of the Son of Man in the clouds, to judge all Mankind, at the last day ; it would at that period, at least, have been utterly impossible...
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The Annual review and history of literature, A. Aiken ed, Volume 1

Arthur Aikin - 1803
...been predicted by the apostles; the tradition of it was preserved by their earliest disciples ; and those who understood, in their literal sense, the...discourses of Christ himself, were obliged to expect the seccnd and glorious coming of the son of man in the clouds, before that generation was totally extinguished,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 2

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1806
...understood in their literal sense the xv. discourses of Christ himself, were obliged to ex- • pect the second and glorious coming of the Son of Man in...generation was totally extinguished, which had beheld his hum- I*-**- r• * ble condition upon earth, _and which might still be witness of the calamities of...
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Illustrations of Prophecy ...

Joseph Towers - 1808
...seizes every opportunity of sjlently aiming a blow against the evidences of its divine original. ' Those who understood in their literal sense the discourses of Christ himself ' were,' says Mr. Gibbon, ' OBLIGED to expect the second and glorious coming of the son of man in the clouds,...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 2

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1810
...was preserved by Xv' their earliest disciples, and those who understood in "*"" their literal seuse the discourses of Christ himself, were obliged to expect the second and glorious coining of the Son of Man in the clouds, before that generation was totally extinguished, which had...
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Letter illustrative of the Gospel history, and of the Epistles, as connected ...

Nehemiah Nisbett - 1812
...beeiv predicted by the apostles i th« tradition of it was preserved by their earliest disciples, and those who understood, in their literal sense, the...which had beheld his humble condition upon earth, and which might still be witness to the calamities of the Jews under Vespasian or Hadrian. The revolution...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1826
...been predicted by the apostles; the tradition of it .was preserved by their earliest. <iisciples, and those who understood in their literal sense the discourses...second and glorious coming of the Son of Man in the clouds,before that generation was totally extinguished, which had beheld his humble condition upon...
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