Babylon are connected with each other, without notice of the interval of a thousand years between them. Instances of the double sense of prophecy may be found in <230714>Isaiah 7:14-16; 9:6, 7 ? ?a virgin shall conceive and bear a son...unto us a son is given? ? compared with <400122>Matthew 1:22, 23, where the prophecy is applied to Christ (see Meyer, in loco );

<281101> Hosea 11:1 ? ?I...called my son out of Egypt? ? refering originally to the calling of the nation out of Egypt ? is in <400215>Matthew 2:15 referred to Christ, who embodied and consummated the mission of Israel;

<19B822> Psalm 118:22, 23 ? ?The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner? ? which primarily referred to the Jewish nation, conquered, carried away, and flung aside as of no use, but divinely destined to a future of importance and grandeur, is in <402142>Matthew 21:42 referred by Jesus to himself, as the true embodiment of Israel. William Arnold Stevens, on The Man of Sin, in Bap. Quar. Rev., July, 1889:328- 360 ? As in <271136>Daniel 11:36, the great enemy of the faith, who ?shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god,? is the Syrian King, Antiochus Epiphanes, so ?the man of lawlessness? described by Paul in <530203> 2 Thessalonians 2:3 is the corrupt and impious Judaism of the apostolic age. This had its seat in the temple of God, but was doomed to destruction when the Lord should come at the fall of Jerusalem. But even this second fulfillment of the prophecy does not preclude a future and final fulfillment. Broadus on Matthew, page 480 ? In <234108>Isaiah 41:8 to chapter 53, the predictions with regard to ?the servant of Jehovah? make a gradual transition from Israel to the Messiah, the former alone being seen in 41:8, the Messiah also appearing in 42:1 sq ., and Israel quite sinking out of sight in chapter 53.

The most marked illustration of the double sense of prophecy however is to be found in Matthew 24 and 25, especially 24:34 and 25:31, where Christ?s prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem passes into a prophecy of the end of the world. Adamson, The Mind in Christ, 183 ? ?To him history was the robe of God, and therefore a constant repetition of positions really similar, kaleidoscopic combining of a few truths, as the facts varied in which they were to be embodied.? A.J. Gordon: ?Prophecy has no sooner become history, than history in turn becomes prophecy.? Lord Bacon: ?Divine prophecies have springing and germinate accomplishment through many ages, though the height or fullness of them may refer to some one age.? In a similar manner there is a manifoldness of meaning in Dante?s Divine Comedy. C. E. Norton, Inferno, xvi ? ?The narrative of the poet?s spiritual journey is so vivid and consistent that it has all the reality of an account of an actual experience; but within and beneath runs a stream of allegory not less consistent and hardly less

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