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"HINTS ON THE INTERPRETA
TION OF PROPHECY."
IN THREE LETTERS,
JOSHUA V. HIMES.
14 Devonshire Street.
REMARKS OF THE PUBLISHER.
The following Letters were addressed to us originally for the “ Signs of the Times.” The author did not design them as a thorough review of Professor Stuart's work; his object was merely to expose some of its principal absurdities.
We give it in this, as well as in other forms, that its circulation may be the more extensive.
J. V. HIMES. BOSTON, Dec. 1, 1842.
LETTER I. DEAR Bro. HIMES :- I have read the book you sent me, “ Hints on the Interpretation of Prophecy, by M. Stuart." I find the writer, after an elaborate introduction, has divided the subject which he discusses into three distinct parts : 1st. “Occult or double sense of prophecy.” 2. “ Prophecy not intelligible until it is fulfilled.” 3. “ Designation of time in the prophecies.” I have been pleased, edified, and instructed, by reading this work. I was pleased to see the Christian spirit in which, apparently, the book was written; so unlike Mr. Dowling, the “ Puritan,” or “ Watchman," or any of the scurrility with which I have been assailed by a selfish priesthood, or a hireling press, that I must confess I felt a union of heart and soul, for the writer, which I rarely feel for any of our modern writers on theology. They are manifestly the most Christian, candid, and reasonable argu