Enoch Jacobs

( fl. 1845). A non-Sabbatarian Adventist, a one-time Methodist Protestant minister, editor of the Day-Star at Cincinnati. After the passing of Oct. 22, 1844, when the major Millerite papers, such as the Advent Herald, abandoned that date as marking the end of the 2300 days of Dan. 8:14 , Jacobs held that the prophetic period had indeed ended at that time (perhaps with Christ sitting in judgment before His return), although he opposed the contention of the “spiritualizers” that the Second Advent had taken place and that it was not personal but spiritual, and invisible except to the eye of faith ( see Spiritualism [1] ). Because Jacobs’ paper supported the validity of the 1844 movement, a number of the Adventists who later formed the nucleus of the Seventh-day Adventis...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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