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TO THE FIRST EDITION.
THE OUTLINES of the several subjects which are contained in this volume, were arranged for, and delivered in the form of, “ ADVENT LECTURES,” in the years 1861 and 1862.
Having filled up these outlines with many details which appear to me important, I venture to commit them to the printer's hand, and thence to send them forth for the consideration of those Students of the Prophetical Scriptures, who may be disposed to read them.
For adding thus to the already overwhelming mass of commentaries on the Word of God, it will be needful that I offer but this brief apology - several Christian friends, having heard the Lectures delivered, made request that I would publish them.
Conscious am I truly of defects, which the critic will discover readily. But let him not