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Author: Napier, John, 1550-1617.
Title: A plaine discouery of the whole Reuelation of Saint Iohn set downe in two treatises: the one searching and prouing the true interpretation thereof: the other applying the same paraphrastically and historically to the text. Set foorth by Iohn Napeir L. of Marchistoun younger. Whereunto are annexed certaine oracles of Sibylla, agreeing with the Reuelation and other places of Scripture.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A plaine discouery of the whole Reuelation of Saint Iohn set downe in two treatises: the one searching and prouing the true interpretation thereof: the other applying the same paraphrastically and historically to the text. Set foorth by Iohn Napeir L. of Marchistoun younger. Whereunto are annexed certaine oracles of Sibylla, agreeing with the Reuelation and other places of Scripture.
Napier, John, 1550-1617.

Edinburgh: Printed by Robert Walde-graue, printer to the Kings Majestie, 1593.
Alternate titles: Plaine discovery of the whole Revelation of Saint John Plaine discovery of the whole Revelation of Saint John.
Notes:
At the foot of the title: Cum priuilegio regali.
The first leaf is blank except for signature-mark "A".
Outer sheet of quire B is in two settings: B1r line 4 has (1) "euidentlie" or (2) "euidently".
Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Subject terms:
Bible. -- N.T. -- Revelation -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800.
Bible. -- N.T. -- Revelation -- Prophecies -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A07988.0001.001

Contents
title page
illustration
TO THE RIGHT EXCELLENT, HIGH AND MIGHTIE PRINCE, IAMES THE SIXT, KING OF SCOTTES, GRACE AND PEACE, &c.
To the Godly and Christian Reader.
The book this bill sends to the Beast, Crauing amendment now in heast.
Faults escaped.
A Table of the Conclusions introductiue to the Reuelation, and proued in the first Treatise.
THE FIRST AND INTRODVCTORY Treatise, conteining a searching of the true meaning of the Revelation, beginning the discouerie thereof at the places most easie, and most euidently knowne, and so proceeding from the known, to the proouing of the vn∣knowne, vntill finally, the whole groundes thereof bee brought to light, after the manner of Propositions.
THE FIRST PROPOSITION. In propheticall dates of daies, weekes, moneths, and yeares, eue∣rie common propheticall day is taken for a yeare.
2. PROPOSITION. The seuen Trumpets of the 8. and 9. chapters, and the se∣uen Vials of the 16. Chapter, are all one.
3. PROPOSITION. The star and locusts of the fift trumpet, are not the greate Antichrist and his Cleargie, but the Dominator of the Turkes and his armie, who began their dominion, in anno Christi 1051.
4 PROPOSISION. The kinges of the East, or four Angels, specified in the sixt trumpet, or sixt vial. Cap. 9. & 16. are the four nations, Mahometanes beyond and about Euphrates, who began their empire by Ottoman, in the yeare of Christ, 1296. or thereabout.
5 PROPOSITION. The space of the fift trumpet or vial containeth 245. years, and so much also, euery one of the rest of the trumpets or vials doe containe.
6 PROPOSITION. The first Trumpet or Viall began at the Iubelee, in anno Christi 71.
7 PROPOSITION. The last of the seuen Seales, and first of the seuen Trumpets or Vials, begin both at once, in An. 71.
8. PROPOSITION The first Seal beginneth to be opened, in Anno Christi 29. compleat.
9. PROPOSITION. Euerie Seale must containe the space of seuen yeares.
10 PROPOSITION. The last Trumpet and Viall beginneth anno Christi 1541 and should end in anno Christi 1786.
11 PROPOSITION. The seuen Thunders, whose voices are commanded to bee sealed, and not written (cap. 10.4.) are the seuen An∣gels, specified cap. 14. vers. 6.8.9.14.15.17.18.
12 PROPOSITION The first of the seuen thunders, and the seuenth and last Trumpet or Viall, begin both at once in An. 1541.
13 PROPOSITION Euery one of the first three thundering Angels containeth a Iubelee, and then the last foure al at once compleateth the day of iudgment.
14. PROPOSITION. The day of Gods iudgement appears to fall betwixt the yeares of Christ, 1688. and 1700.
15. PROPOSITION The 42. moneths, a thousand two hundred and threescore pro∣pheticall daies, three greate daies and a halfe, and a time, times, and a halfe a time mentioned in Daniel, & in the Re∣uelation, are all one date.
16 PROPOSITION. The 42. moneths, 1260 propheticall daies, three great daies and a halfe: And a time, times and halfe a time, signifieth euerie one of them, 1260 Iuliane yeares.
17. PROPOSITION. The description of the throne of God in the fourth chapter, is not the description of the maiestie of God in heauen, but of his true religion, wherein he is authorised and sits in the throne a∣mong his holy elect on earth.
18 PROPOSITION. The 24. Elders, are the 24. books of the old Testament, and (metonymicè) all the true professors thereof.
19 PROPOSITION. The foure beasts are the foure Evangelles with all the true writers and professors thereof.
20 PROPOSITION. Gods Temple, although in heauen, is also taken for his holy Church among his heauenly Elect vpon earth, and metony∣micè for the whole contents thereof.
21 PROPOSITION. The two witnesses mentioned (Reue. 11) are the two Testamēts, and (metonymicè) the whole true professors thereof.
22 PROPOSITION. The Woman clad with the Sunne (chap. 12.) is the true Church of God.
23 PROPOSITION. The Whoore, who in the Reuelation is stiled spirituall Babylon, is not reallie Babylon, but the verie present Citie of Rome.
24 PROPOSITION. The great ten-horned beast, is the whole bodie of the Latine Empire, whereof the Antichrist is a part.
25 PROPOSITION. The two horned Beast, is the Antichrist and his kingdome, it alone.
26 PROPOSITION. The Pope is that only Antichrist, prophecied of, in particular.
27. PROPOSITION. The Image, marke, name, and number of the beast: are of the first great Romane beast, and whole Latine impyre vniuer∣sallie, and not of the second beast, or Antichrist alone in particular.
28 PROPOSITION. The Image of the Beast, is these degenerate Princes, that in name onely were called Romane Emperours, and were nei∣ther Romans of blood, nor Emperours of Magnanimitie.
29 PROPOSITION. The name of the beast expressed by the number of 666. (cap. 13.) is the name onely.
30 PROPOSITION. Then marke of the Romane beast, is that inuisible profession of seruitude and obedience, that his subiects hath professed to his Empire, since the first beginning therof, noted afterward by the Pope, with diuers visible markes.
31 PROPOSITION. The visible marks of the Beast, are the abused characters, of and crosses of all kindes, taken out of the number of the first beasts name.
32 PROPOSITION. Gog is the Pope, and Magog is the Turkes and Mahometanes.
33 PROPOSITION. The armies of Gog and Magog (cap. 20) are all one with the armies of the sixt Trumpet and sixt Viall.
34 PROPOSITION. The thousand yeares that Sathan was bound (Reuel. 20.) began in Anno Christi 300. or thereabout.
35 PROPOSITION. The Deuils bondage a thousand yeares (cap. 20) is no waies els, but from stirring vp of vniuersall warres among the na∣tions.
36. PROPOSITION. The 1260. years of the Antichrists vniuersal raign ouer Christi∣ans, begins about the year of Christ 300. or 316. at the farthest.
CONCLVSION.
A TABLE DEFINITIVE AND Diuisiue of the whole Reuelation.
THE SECOND AND PRINCIPAL TREATIS, wherein (by the former grounds) the whole Apocalyps or Reuela∣tion of S. IOHN, is paraphrasticallie expounded, histori∣callie applied, and temporallie dated, with notes on euery difficultie, and arguments on each Chapter.
CHAP. I.
The Text.
The paraphrastical Exposition.
Notes, Reasons, and amplifications.
CHAP. II.
The Text.
The paraphrastical Exposition.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. III.
The Text.
The paraphrastical Exposition.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. IIII.
The Text
The paraphrastical Exposition.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. V.
The Text.
The Paraphrasticall exposition.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. VI.
text with commentary
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. VII.
The Text.
The Paraphrasticall exposition.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. VIII.
text with commentary
Notes, Reasons and amplifications.
CHAP. IX.
text with commentary
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. X.
The Text.
The Paraphrasticall exposition.
Notes, Reasons and amplifications.
CHAP. XI.
The Text.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. XII.
Historicall application.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. XIII.
text with commentary
Notes, Reasons and Amplifications.
CHAP. XIIII.
The Text.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. XV.
The Text
The Paraphrasticall exposition.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. 16.
text with commentary
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. XVII.
text with commentary
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. XVIII.
The Text.
The Prophetical Paraphrase.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. 19.
The Text.
Paraphrasticall exposition.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. 20.
text with commentary
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. XXI.
The Text.
Paraphrasticall exposition.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
CHAP. XXII.
The Text.
Paraphrasticall exposition.
Notes, Reasons, and Amplifications.
To the misliking Reader whosoeer.
HEREAFTER FOLLOWETH CERTAINE NOTABLE PROPHECIES agreable to our purpose, extract out of the books of Sibyl∣la, whose authorities neither being so authentik, that hitherto vve could cite any of them in matters of scriptures, neither so prophane that altogether we could omit them: We haue therefore thought very meet, seuerally and apart to insert the same here, after the end of this worke of holy scripture, because of the famous antiquitie, approued veritie, and harmonicall consent∣ment thereof with the scriptures of God, and specially with the 18. Chapter of this holy Revelation.
OVT OF THE SECOND BOOK OF the Oracles of Sibylla, beginning at this part accor∣ding to Castalio his Latine translation. — hominum tum deni{que} saeclum. Existet decimum, quando qui sydera fecit, &c. Faithfullie englished this way.
OVT OF THE FIFT BOOK AT THIS PART. De coelo veniet sydus magnum in mare magnum, &c.
OVT OF THE SAME FIFT BOOK AT THIS PART Italia infoelix deserta infleta manebis, &c.
OVT OF THE VII. BOOK AT THIS PART. Roma ferox animi, post fracta Macedonis arma, &c.
OVT OF THE VIII. BOOK AT THIS VERSE. Par tibi de coelo sublimis vertice Roma, &c.