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DISSERT A TJOJV
DANIEL IX. 24—27;
THE PROPHECY OF THE SEVENTY WEEKS.
REV. GEORGE STANLEY FABER, B. D.
RECTOR •OF REDMAitSHALL.
"Daniel's prophecies reach to tiie end of the world; and there is scarce
TO THE ANCIENT PEOPLE OF GOD,
NATION FROM AGE TO ACE EXPECTING THE PROMISED MESSIAH,
A REMARKABLE PROPHECY,
1ICJJERICAL PRECISION DETERMINES EVEN THE PRECISE EPOCH OF IT,
IS INSCRIBED AND DEDICATED
6INCERZ FRIEND AND WELL WISHER,
Thers are few predictions that have been mote repeatedly discussed than that which usually bears the name of the prophecy gf the seventy weeks. Its acknowledged importance has excited universal attention: yet the very number of its discordant expositors 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