THERE IS ANOTHER KIND OF CHARACTERS, OR MARKS OF SPIRITS, WHICH ARE RECEIVED ONLY BY REVELATION.
THERE is another kind of character received by revelation only, which can be found out no other way; the virtue of which characters is from the Deity revealing; of whom there are some secret works breathing out a harmony of some divinity, or they are, as it were, some certain agreements or compacts of a league between us and them. Of this kind there was a sign shewed to Constantine, which was this, in hoc vince; there was another revealed to Antiochus in the figure of a Pentangle, which signifies health; for,
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being resolved into letters, it speaks the word ὑγίεια i. e. health: in the faith and virtue of which signs, both kings obtained a great victory against their enemies. So Judas, who by reason of that, was afterwards surnamed Machabeus, being to fight with the Jews against Antiochus Eupator, received from an angel a notable sign, מכבי in the virtue of which they first slew 11,000, with an infinite number of elephants, then again 35,000 of their enemies: for that sign did represent the name of Jehovah, and was a memorable emblem of the name of seventy-two letters by the equality of number; and the exposition thereof is מי בטיד באלי מיהיח i. e. who is there among thee strong as Jehovah? See Plate, fig. F.