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Author: Mede, Joseph, 1586-1638.
Title: The key of the Revelation, searched and demonstrated out of the naturall and proper charecters of the visions.: With a coment thereupon, according to the rule of the same key, / published in Latine by the profoundly learned Master Joseph Mede B.D. late fellow of Christs College in Cambridge, for their use to whom God hath given a love and desire of knowing and searching into that admirable prophecie. Translated into English by Richard More of Linley in the Countie of Salop. Esquire, one of the Bargesses in this present convention of Parliament. With a præface written by Dr Twisse now prolocutor in the present Assembly of Divines.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The key of the Revelation, searched and demonstrated out of the naturall and proper charecters of the visions.: With a coment thereupon, according to the rule of the same key, / published in Latine by the profoundly learned Master Joseph Mede B.D. late fellow of Christs College in Cambridge, for their use to whom God hath given a love and desire of knowing and searching into that admirable prophecie. Translated into English by Richard More of Linley in the Countie of Salop. Esquire, one of the Bargesses in this present convention of Parliament. With a præface written by Dr Twisse now prolocutor in the present Assembly of Divines.
Mede, Joseph, 1586-1638., More, Richard, d. 1643., Twisse, William, 1578?-1646., England and Wales. Parliament.

Printed at London: by R.B. for Phil Stephens, at his shop in Pauls Church-yard at the signe of the gilded Lion, 1643.
Alternate titles: Clavis apocalyptica. English
Subject terms:
Bible. -- N.T. -- Commentaries
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A89026.0001.001

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A PREFACE written by Doctor Twisse, shewing the Methode and Excellency of Mr Medes interpretation of this My∣sterious book of the REVELATION of Saint JOHN.
The Translator, to the Reader.
To the curteous Reader.
part
But these following Errata require amendment, as too much interrupting the Reader, and obscuring the sence.
The Key of the Revelation:
Things to be fore-knowne.
The first par.
The first Synchronisme. Of the Woman remaining in the wildernesse. Of the seven∣headedBeast restored. Of the outer court troden under foot by the Gentiles. Of the Witnesses in the meane time prophecying in sackcloth
The Synchronisme of the Beast and the woman.
Chap. 11. The Synchronisme of the Beast, and the pro∣phecie of the witnesses.
The Synch. of the Witnesses and of the Court (or holy city) possessed by the Gentiles.
The Synch. of the Witnesses, of the Court, of the Beast, and of the Woman.
The second Synchronisme. Of the two borned beast (who is also the false prophet)with the ten horned Beast (which is also called the Image of the Beast.
An apendix concerning the mutuall interchanging of the names of the Beast and the fale prophet; likewise of the Beast and the image of the Beast.
The third Synchronisme. Of the great harlot or mysticall Babylon with that same seven headed Beast ten horned.
The Fourth Synchronisme. Of the 144000. sealed: being virgins, with thewhoe of Babylon and the Beast.
5. A Consectarie of the generall Synchronisme of all hitherto mentioned.
The sixth Synchronisme. Of the inward court measured with the reed of God, of the lying in wait and the battaile of the seven headed Dragon with Michael concerning the child-birth.
The 7th Synchronisme. Of the seave Phialls, and of the Beast, and of Babyln incli∣ningto ruine.
The other part.
I. The principall Synchronisme. OR The Synchronisme. Of the seventh seale which as touching the six first trrmpets, isof the same time with the ten horned, and two horned Beasts, and the rest contemporizing.
For first the beginning of the Beast doth contemporiz, with the beginning of the seventh seale, which is of the trumpets,
Secondly, the end of the Beast doth contemporize with the going out of the sixth Trumpet.
The second Synchorisme. Of the inner Court and of the warre of the Dragon and Mi∣chael, concerning the birth o the childe bing con••mpora∣riewith the first six Seales.
The third Synchronism Of the Vialls with the sixt trumpet.
The fourth Synchronisme. Of the thousand yeeres of the Dragons or Satans being bound with the seaventh trumpet, or space from the destruction of the Beast.
The fifth Synchronisme. Of the 1000. yeeres of Christ his Emperiall raigne, and of the se∣venth trumpt or the space from the destruction of the Beast.
The sixt Synchronisme. Of te new Jerusalem the bride of the Lamb with the seaventhtrumpet, or the space from the time of the destruction of the Best.
The 7th Synchronisme. Of the palm-bearing multitude of the numberlesse triumphants out of all Nations, Tribes, People, and Tongues, chap. 7, vers. 9. with the seventh trumpet or space of time from the destruction of the Beast, chap. ., &c.
The Apocalyptique Epoche or computation of the Revelation.
The close of the Synchronismes and of the Apoalyps.
illustration
A Corollarie concerning the use of the Key.
The first Part of the Coment upon the REVELATION, according to the rule of the Apocalyptique Key upon the first Prophecie, which is contained in Seales and Trumpets. Something concerning the Apocalyptique Theater premised.
section
Concerning the two Apocalyptique propeces.
Of the first prophecie which is of the seals: and first of the things meant by the first six seals.
Of the first seal.
Of the second Seale.
Of the third seal.
Of the fourth Seal.
Of the fifth Seale
Of the sixth Seale.
A appendix.
section
These things will give light to the third Seale.
These things to the sixt Seale.
seal 7
THE VISION OF THE COMPANY OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD, Or of the Elect and faithfull Church to be preferred amidst the ruines of the seventh Seale or the Trumpets, exhibited in a Type
Of an hundred forty and foure thousand sealed out of all the Tribes of Israel at the entrance of the seventh Seale.
The reason of the order of the sons of Lea.
The reason of the order of the sons of Rachel.
A sentence for memory compact of the signification of the names, by which the Tribes are called: wherei are declared as well the order of the Tribes sealed, as also the disposition of the same company, the wrestling, and the reward from God.
The meaning of the seventh Seale, that is, Of the seven Trumpets.
The first Trumpet.
A Corolarie out of Achmetes concerning the signification of Haile, Fire, and Trees, in his interpretation of dreames.
The second Trumpet.
The third Trumpet.
The fourth Trumpet.
Of the thre Woe Trumpets.
The first Woe Trumpe OR, The Fifth Trumpe
The second woe Trumpet OR, The sixt Trumpet.
Of the third we Trumpet. OR The sound of the 7. trumept.
THE INTERPRETATION of the little Booke: or of the other System of the visions of the Re∣velation according to the rule of the Apocaliptique Key.
introduction
The meaning of the inner Court measured with the reede of God.
The meaning of the outer Court with the holy Citie trodn under foot by the Gentiles, and thereupon left unmeasured and cast out.
The mysterie of the two witnesses prophesying in sackcloath.
The meaning of the red seven headed Dragon contending with Michael about the child birth.
And there appeared, saith he, a great wonder in Heaven.
The Mysterie of the woman inhabiting in the Wildernesse.
Concerning the tenne horned Beast blaspheming God, and the two horned Beast or false Prophet his Authour and chiefe priest.
Of the Tenne horned Beast.
Concerning the other two horned Beast or the false Prophet.
Concerning the company of 144000 sealed virgins of the Lambe.
Concerning mysticall Babylon the head Citie of the Apostasie of Christianitie.
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The fall of Antichrist. OR, The meaning of the seven Phyals as farre forth as is yet given us to understand:
And first, Of the Phyals in generall.
Suppositions concerning the Phyals particularly.
The Exposition of the Phyals according to the rule of the suppositions.
The first Phyall powred upon the whole body of the Beast.
The second Phyall upon the Sea of the Worldof the Beast.
The third Phyall upon the Rivers and Fountaines of the world of the Beast.
The fourth Phyall upon the Sunne of the Beastian heaven.
The fift phyall upon the Throne of the Beast.
The sixt phyall upon Euphrates.
The seventh phyall upon the Aire.
Concerning the thousand yeeres of the seventh Trumpet and other prophesies, of wonderfull things contempo∣rising therewith.
commentaries
IN THE DIALOGVE OF IVSTINE MARTYR WITH TRYPHO THE IEW there is a notable place concerning the thousand yeers Raign of Christ.
THE OPINIONS OF THE LEARN∣ED HEBREWS CONCERNING the great Day of Judgement, and the Kingdom of CHRIST then to be.
A COMPENDIVM OF Mr. Mede his Commentary upon the REVELATION containing two Prophesies.
Erratain the latter part of this Booke.