Hope of Israel [1]

(1844–1845[?]; weekly; Portland, Maine). An Adventist paper published by John Pearson, Jr., at first with Joseph Turner, later alone. It was not a Sabbatarian journal, but in it was published T. M. Preble’s discussion of the Sabbath in February 1845 (later reprinted as a tract), the first printed advocacy of the seventh day among Adventists. It was this article that convinced Joseph Bates that he ought to observe the seventh day. In June 1845 Pearson, then the sole editor, announced that he could not bring it out weekly, but would issue it irregularly, whenever possible. At least one more number was issued two or three months later, printed this time at Boston, announcing Pearson’s abandonment of the view that the parable of the Bridegroom had been fulfilled in the Millerite movement...

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