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DISSERTATION

ON THE

Prophecy

CONTAINED IN

DANIEL IX. 24-27;

GENERALLY DENOMINATED

THE PROPHECY OF THE SEVENTY WEEKS.

BY THE

REV. GEORGE STANLEY FABER, B.D.

RECTOR OF REDMARSHALL.

“ Daniel's prophecies reach to the end of the world; and there is scarce
“ a prophecy in the Old Testament concerning Christ, which doth not in
something or other relate to his second coining.” Sir Isaac Newton's
Observ. op Daniel, part į. chap. 10, p. 132.

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1811.

BOHURI

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TO THE ANCIENT PEOPLE OF GOD,

THE DISPERSION OF THE HOUSE OF JUDAH,

A NATION FROM AGE TO AGE EXPECTING THE PROMISED MESSIAH,

THIS DISSERTATION

ON

A REMARKABLE PROPHECY,

WHICH NOT ONLY FORETELLS HIS ADVENT,

BUT WITN

NUMERICAL PRECISION DETERMINES EVEN THE PRECISE EPOCH

OF IT,

IS INSCRIBED AND DEDICATED

BY THEIR

SINCERE FRIEND AND WELL WISHER,

THE AUTHOR.

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PREFACE.

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 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

could

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