Newton in a Nutshell

A consise summary of Newton's Commentary Observations of Daniel and the Apocalypse.

1. The image of four metals lays the foundation for all the prophecies in the Book of Daniel. page 24

2. To reject the prophecies in the book of Daniel is to reject the Christian religion. For this religion is founded upon his prophecies concerning the Messiah. (Newton believed the seventy weeks prophecy of Daniel chapter 9 proved Jesus was the Christ.) page 24

3. The Gold, Silver, Brass and Iron of the image represent the four Gentile kingdoms Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome. page 25

4. The Lion, Bear, Leopard and Ten Horned Beasts represent these same four kingdoms in the parallel vision in Chapter 7. page 27

5. The Ten Kingdoms or Horns of the Fourth Beast of Daniel 7 are: (page 47) 1. The Vandals and Alans in Spain and Africa 2. The Suevians in Spain 3. The Visigoths 4. The Alans in Gallia 5. The Burgundians 6. The Franks 7. The Britons 8. The Hunns 9. The Lombards 10. Ravena

6. The eleventh "little" horn of Daniel 7:8 is the papacy. Page 76

7. The time times and half a time reign of this little horn represents a period of 1260 years where a time is 360 days and a day is a year. page 113

8. The ram of Daniel 8:3 represents the kingdom of Media-Persia. page 116

9. The goat of Daniel 8:21 represents the kingdom of Grecia and its great horn prefigured Alexander the Great. page 117

10. The goats horn broken represents the death of Alexander and the four horns the four generals who subsequently divided the kingdom. Page 117.

11. The Seventy Weeks prophecy of Daniel 9 starts at 457 BC and extends to 34 AD. page 130

12. Newton believed that we must let time be the interpreter of Bible prophecy. And in time the prophecies will present a convincing argument that the world is ruled by Providence. page 244

13. The mark of the beast is the three crosses, the name of the beast is Lateinos and the number of the beast is 666. page 279

14. The first four seals of Revelation refer to the Roman Empire in its undivided monarchial form. Page 273

15. The affairs of the church began to be considered in the fifth and sixth seals. page 281

16. Newton was the first to see that the seven churches of Revelation 2 and 3 were successive church eras. However, he extended them no further than the fall of the Roman Empire. page 283.

17. The first four trumpets represent the barbarians overthrow of the Roman empire. page 290

18. The fifth trumpet represents the Saracens. page 297

19. The 5 months of the fifth trumpet represent 150 years. Newton offers the unusual suggestion that this time period is doubled. page 299

20. The fifth trumpet sounds to war Daniel's King of the South. page 297

21. The sixth trumpet sounds to war Daniel's King of the North. page 298

22. The sixth trumpet represents the Turks. page 298

23. The hour, day, month and year of the sixth trumpet represents 391 years and extends from 1063 to 1453. page 301.