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Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and thy holy city.” These are the words by which, in our common bibles, the Angel Gabriel is made to introduce to the prophet Daniel the important prediction of the MESSIAH ; a prediction, which has at all times held the most distinguished rank in the scale of prophecy, as at once promising to supply the most decisive testimony to the truth of Christianity, and the most comprehensive recital of its doctrines.

To the title of MESSIAH, now for the first time appropriated to that great deliverer, the promise of whose coming had commenced with the fall, we here find specifically annexed the several offices pertaining to

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