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AN EXPOSITION

OP THE

BOOK OF THE REVELATION.

“ UNTIL THE DAY DAWN.”_2 Pet. i. 19. Gr.

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DUBLIN:
HODGES, SMITH, & CO., 104, GRAFTON-STREET,

Booksellers to the Unibersity.
LONDON : HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO.; SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, & co.

1857.

vol. d. 208.

Dublin: PRINTED BY J. M. O'TOOLE,

13, Hawkins'-street.

TO THE READER.

In sending forth another Edition of this work, the author is desirous to apprise the reader, who may have seen the former editions, that there is no change in the principle of the Exposition; as he has learned from many who meantime inquired for it that his change of mind has been conjecturally assigned as the reason for its having been for a considerable time out of print: the “revision' and improvement consisting chiefly in the explanation of some points on which he finds he has not been understood, and in sundry additional Notes, &c.

Not that he would shrink from avowing a change of opinion on such a subject, as the result of further study of the Scriptures, or reading of the works of others: as though tenacity of opinion on all points were evidence of soundness, or being open to conviction, of weakness of mind. But having given his best attention to the arguments of those who have since written on the other side of the question, he has to state that he not only still abides by the

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