Sylvester Bliss

(1814-1863). Ablest of the Millerite editors, first assistant editor, then editor, of the Millerite journal The Signs of the Times . He was a Congregationalist from Hartford, Connecticut, with a liberal education and was a member of the Historical Society of Boston. He was also an editor of the Advent Shield and later edited the Memoirs of Miller (1853). Among his works are Commentary on the Revelation, The Time of the End , and Analysis of Sacred Chronology . He remained until his death the editor of the Advent Herald (a later name of The Signs of the Times ), which remained the organ of the group of ex-Millerites who did not accept the doctrine of conditional immortality (see L. E. Froom, The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers , vol. 4, pp. 631, 632).

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

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