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DANIEL IX. 24-27;
THE PROPHECY OF THE SEVENTY WEEKS.
REV. GEORGE STANLEY FABER, B. D.
RECTOR OF REDMARSHALL.
“ Daniel's prophecies reach to the end of the world; and there is scarce
PRINTED FOR F. C, AND J. RIVINGTON,
No, 6%, st. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.
TO THE ANCIENT PEOPLE OF GOD,
THE DISPERSION OF THE HOUSE OF JUDAII,
A NATION FROM AGE TO AGE EXPECTING THE PROMISED MESSIAH,
A REMARKABLE PROPHECY,
WHICH NOT ONLY FORETELLS HIS ADVENT,
NUMERICAL PRECISION DETERMINES EVEN THE PRECISE EPOCH
IS INSCRIBED AND DEDICATED
SINCERZ FRIEND AND WELL WISHER,
THERE are few predictions that have been inore repeatedly discussed than that which usually bears the name of the prophecy of the seventy weeks. Its acknowledged importance has excited universal attention: yet the very number of its discordant et- . positors seems to show, that no interpretation has hitherto been produced which is in all points unobjectionable. Such is certainly the impression left upon my own mind by the perusal of various commentaries on the prophecy in question. Most of them contain something good: but it has never yet been
my fate to meet with any one, which is altogether satisfactory. This appeared to me to be a matter worthy of very serious consideration. For, if a Christian felt and acknowledged the difficulty of making this prophecy quadrate exactly with the times of him whom he receives as the Messiah; he