Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith – Comparison Study Chapter 1 – 1897 vs 1944

Have you ever seen the comparisons between the actual book that Uriah Smith put together compared to the one changed in 1944?

This document was just sent… and I’m astounded!

The original Daniel and the Revelation should be distributed widely!

Consider this PDF: Daniel-and-the-Revelation-Comparison-Study-Chapter1-1897vs1944.

4 thoughts on “Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith – Comparison Study Chapter 1 – 1897 vs 1944”

  1. Many years ago I did much the same thing but I chose a chapter at random. From memory, without checking through my books, it was Smith’s analysis of Daniel Chapter 7. When I got to the end of the chapter I realised that there had been so much editing – omitting whole sentences and whole paragraphs, rephrasing many other sentences and paragraphs, plus more than likely additions to what Smith wrote (throughout the book the editing committee had added quite a lot) – that I realised what an overwhelming task it would be to do any more chapters. The editing was enormous. So it was that I gave it up as a hopeless and probably non-profitable task.

    What I would like to have is a list of the non-trinitarian statements that the committee removed from Smith’s book. If anyone has such a list I would appreciate seeing it. I did write about the editing of Smith’s book in chapters 46 and 47 here if anyone wants to read about it.


    I find it quite interesting. It show the lengths that our church was prepared to go to cover up our past history. This was the beginning of the fooling of many SDA’s and non-SDA’s. The church has carried on from there. Ellen White referred to Smith’s book as “God’s helping hand”.

    “The grand instruction contained in Daniel and Revelation has been eagerly perused by many in Australia. This book has been the means of bringing many precious souls to knowledge of the truth. Everything that can be done should be done to circulate Thoughts on Daniel and the Revelation. I know of no other book that can take the place of this one. It is God‘s helping hand. (Ellen G. White, Manuscript 76 1901 “Words of Instruction Regarding Camp Meetings, Soul Winning, and Truth Filled Books’ August 8th 1901)

    Sad really what our church has done.

  2. Yes I totally agree. A friend of mine bought this to my attention so I went looking for the original 1897 addition and the PDF on line. I have a hard copy of the 1946 addition and started comparing both and I was astonished to how much was different. For instance: Ellen White tells us that God had indructed the pioneers to produce the 1843 and the 1850 chart that has a lot of information including the what role the East Wind which is Islam, time Prophecies that included the 2520 time Prophecy. She says that God placed His hand over one mistake that was on these charts and it was the time Prophecy of 1843 which should have been 1844. Interestingly, both the two indicators above (Islam and the 2520 time Prophecy) the moder day SDA CHURCH now rejects but Uriah Smith book, which Ellen White endorsed contains both of these indicators. To the back of the book of the 1897 addition, Uriah has a cometary on the 7 Times of Leviticus 26 which shows that the Jewish calendar was made up of 360 day at the time, so 7 x 360 gives you the 2520 time Prophecy which is how William Miller And the second witness (Hyrem Edson I believe it was ?)to verify the 1798 and 1844 time Prophecy that the scattering and the gathering comments for the Northern any Southern Kingdoms.
    In the 1946 addition of Uriah Smiths book, the pages dealing with the 7 Time of Leviticus 26 has been completely omitted. You only have to read the first two pages of the first chapter of the 1897 addition to only discover the the 1946 addition has left out heaps of information. VERY SAD STATE TO SAT THE LEAST. And yet Gods people were instructed to study these time Prophecy and Way Marks from “Precept upon Precept, Line upon Line”
    We need this Uriah Smith 1897 addition to be made available to every God fearing person who needs to know our future paths. This something our Pioneers of the SDA Church studied and understood but we today have FORGOTTEN

  3. Where can I find the pdf of the original 1897 Daniel and the Revelation?
    I would like to investigate the costs to do a print run and then make to available to those who prefer ink and paper.

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