|Author:||Potter, Francis, 1594-1678.|
|Title:||An interpretation of the number 666 wherein, not onely the manner, how this number ought to be interpreted, is clearely proved and demonstrated : but it is also shewed [that] this number is an exquisite and perfect character, truly, exactly, and essentially describing that state of government to [which] all other notes of Antichrist doe agree : with all knowne objections solidly and fully answered [that] can be materially made against it / by Francis Potter ...|
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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An interpretation of the number 666 wherein, not onely the manner, how this number ought to be interpreted, is clearely proved and demonstrated : but it is also shewed [that] this number is an exquisite and perfect character, truly, exactly, and essentially describing that state of government to [which] all other notes of Antichrist doe agree : with all knowne objections solidly and fully answered [that] can be materially made against it / by Francis Potter ...
Potter, Francis, 1594-1678.
Oxford: Printed by Leonard Lichfield, 1642.
Corrigenda: p. .
Reproduction of original in the Huntington Library.
Catholic Church -- Controversial literature.
Bible. -- N.T. -- Revelation -- Prophecies.
Symbolism of numbers.
Mr JOSEPH MEDE's judgement of this ensuing Treatise.
TO THE READER.
table of contents
AN INTERPRETATION OF THE NUMBER 666.
CHAP. 1. The probability of the following interpretation is briefly and generally proposed; that opinion of numerall letters being almost wholly rejected.
CAP. 2. That the mystery of the number 144, which is the number opposed to 666, consists in the square root of it, which is 12; and that therefore the mystery of 666 must be in the square root of it also.
CHAP. 3. The manner of the interpretation more clearely, yet cursorily proposed. An introduction to the true interpretation of the number 144 and the mea∣sures of the new Hierusalem.
CHAP. 4. A disquisition concerning the Interpretation of the 16, and 17 verses of the 21 Chapter of the Reve∣lation, and a new exposition of the measures of the new Hierusalem.
CAP. 5. A farther confirmation of the precedent interpreta∣tion of the Measures of the new Hierusalem.
CHAP. 6 The interpretation of the measure of the wall of the new Hierusalem; or of the 144 Cubits.
CHAP. 7. A farther confirmation of the solid and square mea∣sures above mentioned, shewing that the like measures are used in other places of Scripture.
CHAP. 8. The reason why the new Hierusalem is measured by the sollid and square measures onely; That the measure and structure of the wall and the number by which it is expressed, doe both typi∣cally represent the Hierarchy of the Church of Christ. The conclusion of this digression concern∣ing the measures and numbers of the new Hie∣rusalem.
CHAP. 9. That those writers who make the mystery of the number 144 to consist in the roote of it, ought also to have extracted the square Roote of the number 666. That the Extraction of the square root is an ancient and vsefull invention by which many famous mysteries haue been found out.
CHAP. 10. What the counting of the number is. What is meant by the first Beast, the second Beast, and the I∣mage of the Beast mentioned, Revel. 13. That by counting the Beasts number some other num∣ber ought to be found out besides the number 666.
CHAP. 11. What it is to extract the square roote of a number? That 25 is the number that is the roote of 666; and remarkablely opposed unto 12. Some objections answered concerning the fractions of the roote of 666.
CHAP. 12. That the number 25 hath been conceived to be a fa∣tall and nfortunate number, by such, as knew no relation that it hd to Antichrist, or to the num∣ber 666.
CHAP. 13. Of the nature, and qualitie, of those particulars, in which the root and the figure of the Beasts number is to be applied to the Papacie.
CHAP. 14. That Rome is answerable to Hierusalem, and the Popes Cardinalls to Christ's Apostles.
CHAP. 15. That the first number of Cardinals according to their first institution and foundation is chiefly to be considered, as that which doth most remarkably characterize Antichrist in his originall.
CHAP. 16. A disquisition concerning other particulars, to which the number 12 is applied in the description of the new Hierusalem, and particularly of the 12 Gates, 12 Tribes, and 12 Angels.
CHAP. 17. Of such Particulars in the mysticall Babylon as are , to the Gates, Tribes, Angells, and Foundations of the new Hierusalem.
CHAP. 18. Of such things as are answerable to the measure of 12000 furlongs, and the 12 manner of fruits growing on the tree of life. The conclusion of all that hath been said concerning the Antithe∣sis of things in generall, as it is distinguished from that Antithesis of numbers which is next to be proved.
CHAP. 19. That the first decree'd, and limited number of Car∣dinalls, and Parish preists in Rome was 25. And that the first number of Churches for Bap∣tisme, and Parishes, was 25 also.
CHAP. 20. That the number of the Gates of Rome was 25.
CHAP. 21. That as 12000 furlongs are the solid measure of a Cube, whose perimeter is equall to the compasse of the new Hierusalem: so 25000 furlongs are the solid measure of a Cube, whose perimeter is equall in compasse to the City of Rome.
CHAP. 22. That the Popish Creed consists of twenty five Arti∣cles, as the Apostles doth of twelve.
CAP. 23. The conclusion which followeth upon the chiefe part of the application above proved, and some neces∣sary and remarkable Observations concerning it.
CHAP. 24. A briefe and cursory recitall of some other lesse re∣markable particulars; in which the number 25 is remarkably applicable to the City, and Church of Rome.
CAP. 25. That the number 25 is remarkable in divers things pertaining to S. Peters Church in Rome. Of the measures of S. Peters Altar, and the Characters imprinted upon it, and other Popish Altars.
CHAP. 26. That the number 25 is an affected symbolicall device among the Papists: Of the Masse of Christs five wounds, five times multiplied and repeated. Of their Jubelies, and affection of the twenty fifth day of the moneth.
CHAP. 27. Objections answered concerning the fractions of the Root of 666. That the Root of 666 is more ex∣actly applicable to the Papacie then the root of any square number could have been.
CHAP. 28. A farther and a full answer to all objections about the Root of 666, drawne from the consideration of the figure of that number, by which the figure of the City of Rome is exactly expressed.
CHAP. 29. Objections answered, and difficulties cleared, (even to such as have no knowledge in Arithmetick) concerning those solid figures and numbers, by which the severall measures of the compasse of Rome, and the new Hierusalem may be found out. Also some other objections breifly answered.