I find this amazing. Wow.
“F. Roy Coad, the Brethren historian, claims to trace John Nelson Darby’s views back to the works of a Jesuit, Francesco Ribera of the sixteenth century, whose writings were later popularized in the nineteenth century by another Spanish Jesuit, Manuel Lacunza.” Stephen Sizer
“In order to remove the papacy of the Catholic Church from consideration as the Antichrist (as an act of countering the Protestant Reformation), Francisco Ribera began writing a lengthy (500 page) commentary in 1585 on the Book of Revelation … proposing that the first few chapters of Revelation apply to ancient pagan Rome, and the rest he limited to a yet future period of 3½ literal years, immediately prior to the second coming.” Wikipedia