From His 1817 Work, The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorised Version; with Explanatory notes, Practical Observations, and Copious Marginal References
Predictions Respecting the Second
Advent of Jesus
"The first attempt to assign all to the
destruction of Jerusalem
until we reach Matt. xxv. 31, is utterly untenable and
indeed absurd. No words can be plainer than those of Matt.
xxiv. 29, 30, 31. If they do not denote the visible coming
of the Son of man in heaven to exercise judgment over all
the tribes of earth, no words whatever suffice to enunciate
this doctrine. Nothing but the extreme stress of the
difficulty, extreme reluctance to admit the ignominious
failure of prophecy, could ever drive a sensible man to
pretend that these three verses mean nothing but the
overthrow of one city—the dissolution of one nation."
"It is also observable, that the Romans after having been thus made the executioners of divine vengeance on the Jewish nation, never prospered as they had done before; but the Lord evidently fought against them, and all the nations which composed their overgrown empire; till at last it was subverted, and their fairest cities and provinces were ravaged by barbarous invaders." [Thomas Scott, The Holy Bible, etc., 956.]
NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THOMAS LUCAS SCOTT (DUBLIN)
Rev. David Nelson
"Cause and Cure of Infidelity"
Dividing Line Between Destruction of Jerusalem and
General Judgment - 'Towards the close' of Matthew 24
(On fulfillment of Zechariah 14:4)
"The time when the Romans marched their armies, composed of many nations, to besiege Jerusalem, was "the day of the Lord" Jesus, on which he came to "destroy those that would not that he should reign over them" [Matt. 22:110; 24:3, 2335; Luke 19:1127, 4144]. When the Romans had taken the city, all the outrages were committed, and the miseries endured, which are here predicted [Luke 21:2024]. A very large proportion of the inhabitants were destroyed, or taken captives, and sold for slaves; and multitudes were driven away to be pursued by various perils and miseries: numbers also, having been converted to Christianity, became citizens of "the heavenly Jerusalem" and thus were "not cut off from the city" of God [Gal 4:2131; Heb. 12:2225].(The Holy Bible, 3 vols. (New York: Collins and Hannay, 1832), 2:955)
"Not withstanding all these commotions and scandals, the gospel would soon be preached through the various nations of the Roman empire, and in the different parts of the then known world; for a witness to them, that the Messiah was come, to be ‘a Light to lighten the Gentiles,’ and ‘to be for salvation to the ends of the earth:’ and when this should be accomplished, the end of the Jewish church and state would come."
(Thomas Scott’s Commentary on the Bible)
"The language of these verses is suited, and probably was intended, to lead the mind of the reader to the consideration of the end of the world, and the coming of Christ to judgment: yet the expression, 'immediately after the tribulation of those days,' must restrict the primary sense to them, to the destruction of Jerusalem, and the events that were consequent to it." (Scott, Notes, Is xiii, 10; xxxiv, 3-7)
"The darkening of the sun and moon, the falling of the stars, and the shaking of the powers of the heavens, denote the utter extinction of the light of prosperity and privilege to the Jewish nation; the unhinging of their whole constitution in church and state; the violent subversion of the authority of their princes and priests; and the abject miseries to these the people in general, especially their chief persons, would be reduced, and the moral darkness to which they would be consigned. This would be an evident sign and demonstration of the Son of man's exaltation to his throne in heaven; when he would come in his divine providence, as riding upon 'the clouds of heaven with power and great glory', to destroy his enemies, who would 'not have him to reign over them;' at which events all the tribes of the land would mourn and lament, whilst they saw the tokens and felt the weight of his terrible indignation" (Scott, vol. 1)
"Our Lord here answers the former part of the apostle's questions, concerning the time when these events would take place. In general he assured them, that their approach would be as certainly determined by the signs that he had mentioned, as the approach of summer was by the budding and the tender branch of the fig-tree, and that they would all be accomplished before the generation was passed away. This absolutely restricts our primary interpretation of the prophecy to the destruction of Jerusalem, which took place within forty years" (Thomas Scott, vol. 1).
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID
"Guyse, Poole's Continuators, Wynne, and others, apply the whole of
chap. xxiv. and xxv., both to the destruction of Jerusalem and the day
of general judgment, saying it is difficult to separate what is said in
relation to the one subject from what is said in relation to the other:
Dr. S. Clarke gives this double application as far as chap. xxv. 13, and
applies the remainder of chap. xxv. exclusively to the day of judgment:
Trapp fixes on chap. xxiv. 23, as the point where Jesus commenced
speaking of the general judgment: the authors of the Dutch Annotations,
on xxiv. 29: Heylin. on xxiv. 36: Macknight, on xxiv. 44 : Dr. Scott, on
the latter part of chap. xxiv., but he does not designate the particular
point; ' towards the close,' is his expression : Dr. A. Clarke, on xxv.
1; though, when he comes to verse 31, he admits that the preceding part
may refer to the destruction of Jerusalem ; the remainder, he imagines,
must apply to the general judgment : Bishop Porteus fixes on xxv. 31:
Dr. Hammond gives a double application to this verse, and applies all
which follows, to the general judgment: while Bishop Pearce admits that
Jesus continued to speak of the destruction of Jerusalem as far as ver.
41; but there, he imagines, he ' had the day of general judgment in his
thoughts." (Selections from Eminent Commentators)
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- 31 Oct 2003
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- 01 Jun 2004
Do you know if there is an electronic copy of Thomas Scott's 1781 work called "Warrant and Nature of Faith Considered and if it can be obtained?" Is there a complete copy of his commentary available anywhere on the internet or in bible software programs?
- 16 Jun 2004
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- 05 Nov 2004
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- 17 Nov 2004
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