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ON THE

TWENTY-THIRD CHAPTER

OF THE

PROPHET ISAIAH.

BY THE AUTHOR OF
MILLENIAL INSTITUTIONS.

Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

Is. 21:11.

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PRELIMINARY.

The work entitled Millenial Institutions, was published in 1833. A small edition only was printed, and it was never offered for sale ; of course its circulation was very limited. As this work will be alluded to in the following pages, it may be proper, here, to give some account of its contents. It is a comment on the fortieth chapter of Ezekiel. It has been apparent, that the visionary city and temple, described in this and the following chapters of Ezekiel, bear a relation to a later, or, the millenial dispensation, founded on that of Zion, in the larger sense of the term, to the Jewish economy. The obvious, indeed the unavoidable, inference, (the structure of the prophecy being considered,) is, that in the description of the city and temple, under characteristic emblems, are figured the institutions, which are to prevail in the Millenium.

In the work of which I am speaking, it is supposed to be demonstrated, by a minute induction of particulars, that the " frame of a city," spoken of by Ezekiel, is a map. That the six courts of which it consists, are so arranged as to represent continental Europe, Asia, Africa and England. The sixth or north court, Ezek. 40: 35-49, is England. Here are found the principal architectural emblems; and such as are clearly expressive of a form of government, similar to that of England - of a national church, and of a social arrangement, founded on the basis of the union of small communities into families; a mode of social organization, which has been denominated, by writers of the school of Mr. Owen,

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