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Chap. IV
Of the Prophesy of {illeg} the seventy weeks.



For explaining what is meant by the Prince of host & the Prince of Princes,

1 The vision of the image composed of four metalls was given first to Nebuchadnezzar & then to Daniel in a dream. The vision of the four Beasts was also given to Daniel in a dream. That of the Ram & He Goat appeared to him in the day time when he was by the bank of the river Vlay, & was explained to him by the prophetic Angel Gabriel. \It concerns the Prince of the host & the Prince of Princes./ And in the now in the first year of Darius the Mede \over Babylon/ the same prophetic Angel appears to him \Daniel/ again & explains to him what is meant by the Prince of the host & the Prince of princes. \3/ Seventy weeks saith he, are allotted upon thy people & \upon/ thy holy city. These weeks are therefore to be dated from the time that the Iews after their government was dissolved by the Babylonian captivity began to be restored so far \be reunited into a body politick so as to/ become again a people & holy city & this was in the seventh year of Artaxerxes Longimanus \the year/ in wch Ezra came to Ierusalem wth a commission from the king to set up magistrates & judges that may \might to/ judg the people who know the laws of God, & \to/ teach those that know them not, & \to/ punish offenders against the laws of God & the king with death or banishmt or confiscation of goods or imprisonment. Seventy weeks are allotted to finish transgression & make an end of sins & to make reconciliation for iniquity & to bring in everlasting righteousness & to seal up the vision & the prophes|t|y & to annoint the most holy. that is All wch was accomplished by the death of Iesus Christ. And from the seventh year of Artaxerxes \Longimanus/ to the death of Iesus Christ was just 490 years that is just 70 week{s} recconing seven years to a week as is done in Gen. 27|9|.27, 28. From the hebrew word \קשוה/ wch signifies annoint, the most holy \who is annointed/ is in the next words called the Messiah the Prine {sic}, & this is the Prince of the host & the Prince of Princes mentioned in the preceding prophesy. He came now to be annointed by his death

4 Know also & understand that [after the long \& final/ captivity of the Iews] from the going forth of the commandment to restore & to to build Ierusalem unto the [coming of him that was annointed] the Messiah [to reign as] the Prince shall be seven weeks.// Also threscore & two weeks [unto his his {sic} coming] the city shall be be {sic} built & the wall but this [not in prosperous times as in the seven weeks but] in troublesome times viz from the 28th year of Artaxerxes Longimanus in wch the wall was finished according {to} Iosephus unto the birth of Christ.] And after the [his coming at the end of] the threescore & two weeks the Messia{h} shall be cut off, & not reign over them, but the people of a Prince to come \[the Romans]/ shall destroy the city & the sanctuary & the end thereof shall be with a flood. And unto the end of the war [in the reign of Ne{ro} Vespatian & Adrian] desolations are determined. Yet he shall keep the covenant [of the Iews being Gods peculiar people] wth many for a [converted to him] for one week [till the calling of Cornelius & the Gentiles wch was seven years after his deaths \& resurrection/] & in half a week [by the war of Nero & Vespatian] he shall cause the sacrifice & oblation to cease & with the overspreading of abominations [\the Iews being banished from Iudah &/ their land being given to the heathens in the days of Adrian] he shall make it desolate even untill the consummation & that wch is determined shall be poured upon the desolate [during two thousand & three hundred years,] & then shall the sanctuary be cleansed & the Messiah shall come \at the end of seven weeks/ to reign as prince.]

2 This Prophesy like all the rest of Daniel {sic} Prophesies consists of two parts, \an introductory/ prophesy & an Interpretation. [The Prophesy is of the seventy weeks & of the seventy weeks \the two comings of Xt the first at the to be annointed at the end of 70 w/. The interpretation begins wth the words Know also & {illeg} Also threescore & two weeks the city shall be built & the wall & & continues to the end.] The Prophesy is this.

3 Seventy weeks \Seventy weeks/

5 \This is the Prophesy & the interpretation is as follows./ The interpretation is this know also & understand Also threescore & two weeks –

2 This prophesy like all the rest of Daniel {sic} Prophesies consists of two parts: an introducto
ry p{illeg}rophesy & an interpretation. The Prophesy is of the two comings of Christ, the first to be annointed at ye end of 70 weeks, the second to reign at the end of seven weeks. The interpreta{tion} is to explain the different state \& circumstances/ of the times wch precede & accompany the two comings. whereby they may be known from one another. The Prophesy is this

Seventy weeks are allotted – All wch was accomplished \by the death of Iesus Christ/ at the end of seventy weeks [of years or 490 years counted from the seventh year of Artaxerxes Longimanus.] counting seven years to a week as is done in Gen. XXIX.27, 28. For from the de 7th year of Artax
erxes \Longimanus/ to the death of Christ were just 490 years. From the Hebrew word       wch signifies annoint, the most holy who is annointed is in the next words called the Messiah the Prince Know also & understand – – – shall be seven weeks. This is the {illeg} prophesy of the two comings of Christ. And the interpretation for distinguishing the two comings is as follows.

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1 The vision of the {illeg} Image of four in composed of four metalls was given first to Nebuchadnezzar & then to Daniel in a dream & thereby Daniel began to be \grew/ famous for revealing of secrets Ezek. XXVIII.3. The vision of the four Beasts was also given to Daniel in a dream, & therein is added to the former {illeg} prophesy \the vision of the eleventh horn with eys & a mouth reigning till the day of judgment &/ the vision of the {illeg} day of judgment & of one like the son of man coming in the clouds of heaven to the ancient of days & receiving a kingdom dominion & glory & a kingdom that all people nations & languages should serve him. The vision of the Ram & He Goat was appeared to Daniel in the day time when he was upon \by/ the bank of the river Vlay, & was explained to him by the prophetic Angel Gabriel. And therein is added to the former prophesies that of the last horn of the Goat standing rising up & magnifying himself against the Prince of the host & the Prince of princes just before & taking away the daily sacrifice & casting down the place of his sanctuary in the beginning of the 2300 prophetic days. And now follows the profesy of the 70 \Daniels/ weeks & the 7 weeks {sic} for settling times when the horn should rise up against the prince of the host, & take away the daily sacrifice & cast down the sanctuary, & \the time/ when the son of man should come in the clouds of heaven to receive a kingdom from the ancient of days.

Seventy weeks are allotted – – – mentioned in the preceding prophesy.

Know also & understand that [after the long & final captivity of the Iews] from the going forth of the commandment to restore & to build Ierusalem unto [the coming of him that was annointed] the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks. This is his com the coming of him that was annointed to reign as prince, the coming of the son of man in the clouds of heaven to ancient of days to reive receive a kingdom that all pel people nations & languages should serve him.

All Daniels prophesies consist of two parts, a prophesy & an interpretation. And the inter
pretation is for explaining the prophesy & supplying its defects. You have heard the prophesy concerning the two comings of Christs, & the interpretation for distinguishing them & supplying what is further wanting for to understand them, is as follows.

Also threescore & two weeks [unto his \first/ coming] the city shall be built & the wall but this [not in prosperous times as in the seven weeks, but] in troublesome times. – – – – – – – at the end of seven weeks to reign as prince.]

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Chap. 3
Of the Prophesy of the seventy weeks.



The vision of the image composed of four metalls was given first to Nebuchadnezzar & then to Daniel in a dream. \And Daniel began then to be celebrated for revealing of secrets. Ezek. 28. 3./ The vision of the four Beasts was also given to Daniel in a dream. That of the Ram & Hee Goat appeared to him in the day time when he was by the bank of the river Vlay, & was explained to him by the prophetic Angel Gabriel. It concerns the Prince of the host & the Prince of Princes. And now in the first year of Darius the Mede over Babylon, the same prophetick Angel appears to Daniel again & explains to him what is meant by the Prince of the host & the Prince of Princes. This prophesy like all the rest of Daniels prophesies consists of two parts, an introductory prophesy & an interpretation thereof. The prophesy is this begins thus, Seventy weeks are allotted upon thy people & upon thy holy city |&c.| These are to be dated from the time that the Iews, after their government was dissolved by the Babylonian captivity, began to be reunited into a body politick so as to become again a people & a holy city; & this was in the seventh year of Artaxerxes Longimanus, the year in wch Ezra came to Ierusalem with a commission from the king to set up magistrates & judges to judge the people who know the laws of God, & to teach those that know them not, & to punish offenders against the laws of God & the king with death or banishment or confiscation of goods, or imprisonment. Seventy weeks are allotted upon them to finish transgression & make an end of sins & to make reconciliation for iniquity & to bring in everlasting righteousness & to seal up the vision & the prophesy & to annoint the most holy. All wch was accomplished at|by| the death of Iesus Christ. And from the seventh year of Artaxerxes Longimanus to the death of Iesus Christ were 490 years, that is, just seventy weeks, of years recconing seven years to a week, as is done in Gen. XXIX.27, 28. From the hebrew word Messiah which signified|s| annointed, the most holy who is annointed, is in the next words called the Messiah the Prince; & this is the Prince of the host & the Prince of princes mentioned in the preceding prophesy. Know also & understand that [after his annointing & a long captivity to follow it] from the going forth of the commandment to restore & to build Ierusalem unto [the Messiah the Pri coming of] the Messiah [to reign as] the Prince, shall be seven weeks. This is the prophesy, |concerning \the coming/ of Christ first to be annointed & then to reign.| & the interpretation \distinguishes those two comings &/ is as follows.

Also threscore & two weeks the city \street/ shall be built \again/ & the wall [unto his cominging:] But not in flourishing \prosperous/ times lik as in the seven weeks] but in troublesome times \so many weeks there were that is 434 years counted/ And thes were from the 28th year of Artaxerxes Longimanus in wch the wall was finished \& the gates set up/ according to Iosephus, unto the birth of Christ. And|But| after the threescore [his coming at the end of] the threescore & two weeks, the Messiah shall be cut off, & not reign over them \(as at the end of the seven weeks)/ but the people of a Prince to come [the Romans] shall destroy the city & the sanctuary, & the end thereof shall be with a flood. And unto the end of the war [in the reign of Nero Vespasian & Adrian] desolations are determined.. |[vizt in the reign of Nero Vespatian & Adrian.]| yet he shall sh keep the covenant [\that/ of the Iews being Gods peculiar people] with many {illeg} for one week [till the calling of Cornelius & the gentiles wch was seven years after his death \resurrection/,] & in half a week [\or three years & an half/ by the war of Nero & Vespatian] he shall cause the sacrifice & oblation to cease, & with the overspreading of Abominations he shall make it desolate [in the days of Adrian by banishing the Iews from Iudea & giving their land to the heathens] \whose idols are the abomination of desolation – he shall make it desolate/ even untill the consummation & that wch is determined shall be poured upon the desolate [that is, during two thousand & three hundred years \counted I thin perhaps[1] from the destruction of ye temple/; & then shall the sanctuary be cleansed, & the Messiah shall the prince shall appear soon after– Iews return from all nations into their own land & the sanctuary shall be cleansed.]

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Chap. IV
Of the Prophesy of the seventy weeks.

The vision of the image composed of four metalls was given to Daniel in a dream & thereby Daniel grew famous in his life time for revealing of secrets, Ezek. XXVIII.3. The vision of the four Beasts was also given to Daniel in a dream, & therein is added to the former prophesy the vision of the day of judgment & of one like the son of man coming in the clouds of heaven to the ancient of days & receiving dominion & glory & a kingdom that all people nations & languages should serve him. The vision of the Ram & He-goat appeared to Daniel in the day time, when he was by the bank of the river Vlay, & was explained to him by the prophetic Angel Gabriel. And therein is added to the former prophesies that of the last horn of the Goat rising up & magnifying himself against the prince of the host & the prince of princes & taking away the daily sacrifice & casting down the place of his sanctuary at the beginning of the 2300 prophetic days. And now follows the the prophesy of Daniels weeks for setling the times when the last horn of the Goat should rise up against the prince of the host & take away the daily sacrifice & cast down down the sanctuary, & when the son of man should come in the clouds of heaven to receive his kingdom from the ancient days sitting in judgment.

Seventy weeks are allotted upon thy people & upon thy holy city. These weeks are therefore to be dated from the time that the Iews, after their government was dissolved by the Babylonian captivity began to be reunited into a body politi so as to become again a people & a holy city. And this was in the seventh year of Artaxerxes Longimanus, the year in wch Ezra came to Ierusalem with a commission from the king to set up magistrates & judges to judge the people who know the laws of God, & to teach those who know them not, & to punish offenders against the laws of God & the king with death or banishment or confiscation of goods or imprisonment. Seventy weeks are allotted – to finish transgression & make an end of sins, & to make reconciliation for iniquity, & to bring in everlasting righteousness, & to seale up the vision & the prophesy & to annoint the most Holy. All which was accomplished by the death of Iesus Christ. And from the seventh year of Artaxerxes Longimanus to the death of Iesus Christ was 490 years, that is, seventy weeks recconing seven years to a week as is done in Gen. 29.27, 28. For Daniel every where puts days for yeares. From the Hebrew word       which signifies annoint, the most Holy who is annointed, is in the next words called the Messiah the prince. And this is the Prince of the host & the Prince of princes mentioned in the preceding prophesy.

Know also & understand that [after the long & final captivity of the Iews] from the going forth of the commandment to restore & to build Ierusalem, unto [the coming of him that was annointed,] the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks. This is the coming of him that was annointed to reign as prince, the coming of the son of man in the clouds of heaven to the ancient of days to receive a kingdom that all people nations & languages should serve him.

All Daniels prophesies consist of two parts, a prophesy & an interpretation. And the interpretation is for expla\in/ing the prophesy & supplying its defects. You have heard the prophesy concerning the two comings of Christ: & the interpretation for distinguishing them & supplying what is further wanting to understand them, is as follows.

Also threescore & two weeks [unto the first coming of Christ] the city shall be built & the wall, but this [not in prosperous times as in the seven weeks, but] in troublesome times: vizt from the 28th year of <4r> Artaxerxes Longimanus in wch the wall of Ierusalem was finished according to Iosephus, unto the birth of Christ.] And after [his comming at the end of] the threscore & two weeks, the Messiah shall be cut off, & not reign over them, but the people of a Prince to come [the Romans] shall destroy the city & the sanctuary, & the end thereof shall be with a flood. And unto the end of the war [in the reign of Nero Vespasian & Adrian] desolations are determined. Yet he shall keep the covenant [that of the Iews being Gods peculiar people,] with many for one week [vizt with the Christian Iews till the calling of Cornelius & the Gentiles, which was seven years after his death & resurrection] & in half a week \[by the war of Nero & Vespatian]/ he shall cause the sacrifice & the oblation to cease, & with the overspreading of abominations [the Iews being banished from Iudea & the land being given to the heathens in the days of Adrian] he shall make it desolate even untill the consummation & that which is determined be poured upon the desolate; that is, during the two thousand & three hundred years|.|; |And| then shall the sanctuary be cleansed, & the Messiah shall come at the end of \the/ seven weeks to reign as prince.

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