Edward Bishop Elliot, Anglican theologian and scholar, began a massive undertaking in 1837.
By the time he finished his two-thousand five hundred page book, Hours with the Apocalypse, he may as well have created a highly-contagious virus in a test tube!
His book contained 10,000 modern and ancient references toward developing a prophetic School of Interpretation.
This tome became the masterwork foundation for any who dared diddle in bible prophecy for decades to come. It is the most elaborate and exhaustive work on the apocalypse ever created.
William Miller and Barbour dipped into it time and again for date-setting speculation with seemingly ironclad method-to-the-madness.
Before Elliot, others had trod the same turf building arguments and castles in the sky all the way back to Sir Isaac Newton's own secret Arian writings,
which if discovered, would have violated the Blasphemy Act of 1697.
Elliot identified the year 1865 as the signficant year of prophecy and he was wrong.
When it comes to giant books dissecting prophecy written by learned scholars, size does not seem to matter!
The single thing all such false prophets have in common is a core belief that the BIBLE contains DIVINELY INSPIRED data.
You'd think somebody would blink on the subject of inerrancy by now. But, nooooooo.