Chapter 16

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8. Blood as of a Dead Man: Final open apostasy and alienation from God.
8. To Scorch with Fire: Intolerable tyranny and persecution.
12. Euphrates: The securing boundary of the Western prophetic power. The commercial prosperity of Babylon.
13. Three Unclean Spirits Like Frogs: The open energy and hostility of Satan; the renewed Roman Empire as come up out of the bottomless pit; and Antichrist, a certain analogy with the evil of Cain, Balaam, and Core. [Frogs were regarded by the Greek poets as the proper inhabitants of the Stygian lake.]
19. The Great City: The public confederation of European civilization; all that was established within the Roman Empire.
The Cities of the Nations: All that the nations outside of Rome had built up politically. The other European centers of social life.