Excerpt from Zechariah; A New Translation: With Notes Critical, Philological, and Explanatory; And an Appendix, in Reply to Dr. Eveleigh's Sermon on Zechariah II. 8-11
T H E Author of the following Diﬂertation hath heen encouraged! Hy tho/e, of who/e judgment he hath afar hetter opinion than he hath of hi: own, to juhmit to the puhlic hi: attempt toward: the explication of a prophecy, which hath long heen looked upon a: very oh/eure and intereﬂ ing; hut thi: he could not prevail upon him/e! To do, without making known at the fame time how hi: thought: came to he turned in ﬂtch a new and particular direction, and of what imam he hath availed himfe'lf in the further pro/ecution g hi: inguiry.-my 'very learned and re/pefiahle friend, and predec'eﬂor in thi: College, now Bifhop of dro more, * to whom at hi: regueﬂ I had jent an extrafi of the eight laﬂ *verfi: of the Ninth chapter of Daniel, from the ancient 'verﬂon of the Seventy, lately di/zovered and puhli/hed at Rome, mo/t' ohlzgingly returned hi: acknowledgment: with the following ingenian: remark: . The num her: which in thi: 'verﬂon are found diﬂerent from tho/e in the common text, he think:, may he thu: accounted for. Seventy week: add ﬂqien week: are 5 3 9 year: . Now Cyrm': decree according to all the Chronologer: wa: iﬂzed 5 36' year: hefire Chriﬂ and we reckon hy hehdomad: of year:, we cannot come nearer to Chrfi': hirth. Add to the ﬂxty two year: mentioned 'ver. 26 and 27. In thi: Greek verﬂon.
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