Isaac Newton



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Written sometime in the early 1680s, in English and Latin with quotations in Greek and Hebrew, c. 19,367 words, 40 pp. on 5 quarto signatures

For more information see Kimakwa, Sarah, "James White Library Hidden Treasures Isaac Newton: Early Adventist Pioneer? A Physicist’s Perspective" (2014) at

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Biblical Studies


See also the Newton Project

Custodial History

Bought at the Sotheby sale by the London dealer William H. Robinson for £17 and sold at some point before 1948 to Maggs Brothers of New York. By 1948, the manuscript had become part of the Advent Source Collection at the Seventh-Day Adventist Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., almost certainly having been acquired by the historian Leroy Edwin Froom with funds provided by the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists (see Froom, The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers: The Historical Development of Prophetic Interpretation (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald, 1948), vol. 2, p. 660). The Seventh-Day Adventist Theological Seminary became part of Emmanuel Missionary College (subsequently renamed Andrews University) in Berrien Springs in 1960, and the Advent Source Collection of manuscripts was transferred to the new home over the next decade.

Prophesies concerning Christs 2d coming