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CRITICAL, ILLUSTRATIVE, AND PRACTICAL,

ON THE

BOOK OF DANIEL,

WITH AN

INTRODUCTORY DISSERTATION.

BY

ALBERT BARNES.

NEW-YORK:
LEAVITT & ALLEN, 27 DEY-STREET.

1855.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by

ALBERT BARNES,

In the Office of the Clerk of the District Court of the Eastern District of

Pennsylvania.

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PRE FACE.

A VERY remarkable resemblance has always been observed between the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation. Whatever view may be taken of the proper interpretation of these books, it is difficult to write a commentary on one of them without carefully studying the other, and without practically furnishing to a considerable extent an exposition of the other. There is no evidence, indeed, that John, in the Book of Revelation, intended to imitate Daniel, and yet there is so strong a resemblance in the manner in which the Divine disclosures respecting the future were made to the two writers; there is so clear a reference to the same great events in the history of the world; there is so much similarity in the symbols employed, that no commentator can well write on the one without discussing many points, and making use of many illustrations, which would be equally appropriate in an exposition of the other.

The following Notes on the Book of Daniel were mostly written before I commenced the preparation of Notes on the Book of Revelation, though the latter volume is published first. It has thus happened that many inquiries have been

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