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…amongst the old Prophets, Daniel is most distinct in order of time, and easiest to be understood: and therefore in those things which relate to the last times, he must be made the key to the rest. (Ch.1)

The Prophecies of Daniel are all of them related to one another…every following Prophecy adds something new to the former.            (Ch.3)

 

Seeing therefore the body of the third Beast is confined to the nations on this side the river Euphrates, and the body of the fourth Beast is confined to the nations on this side Greece; we are to look for all the four heads of the third Beast, among the nations on this side of the river Euphrates; and for all the eleven horns of the fourth Beast, among the nations on this side of Greece.            (Ch.4)

 

– Sir ISAAC NEWTON, OBSERVATIONS upon the PROPHECIES of DANIEL, and the APOCALYPSE of St.  John (In Two PARTS), LONDONM.DCC.XXXIII.

 

Isaac Newton on this date, 1/26/1697 received from Jean [1] Bernoulli’s (bĕrn yē’), a six month time-limit-problem.  Isaac had the answer before he retired for bed that evening.


[1] Also known as John or Johann Bernoulli (7/27/1667 – 1/1/1748) was a Swiss mathematician (one of the several in his   mathematician family).

A Short Scheme of the True Religion, manuscript quoted in Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton by Sir David Brewster, Edinburgh, 1850; cited in; Newton’s Philosophy of Nature, p. 65, Ref. 2.

3 Principia, Book III; cited in; Newton’s Philosophy of Nature: Selections from his writings, p. 42, ed. H.S. Thayer,         Hafner Library of Classics, NY, 1953.

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It should interest readers that the “greatest scientific genius the world has ever known” Isaac Newton (1643-1727) actually spent less of his life studying science than theology, writing 1.3 million words on biblical subjects.

“Kings and Chronicles frequently agree with one another in words for many sentences together. Where they agree in sense, there they agree in words also.”

                – Isaac Newton, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, London: Darby & Browne, chap.1.

 

“…Giving ear to the Prophets is a fundamental character of the true Church.”

                – Isaac Newton, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, London: Darby & Browne, chap.1.

 

“The predictions of things to come relate to the state of the Church in all ages: and amongst the old Prophets, Daniel is most distinct in order of time, and easiest to be understood:”

                – Isaac Newton, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, London: Darby & Browne, chap.1.

 

“Daniel was in the greatest credit amongst the Jews, till the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian: and to reject his Prophecies, is to reject the Christian religion. For this religion is founded upon his Prophecy concerning the Messiah.”

                – Isaac Newton, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, London: Darby & Browne, chap.4.

 

“…all the four Beasts are still alive, tho the dominion of the three first be taken away.”

                – Isaac Newton, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel, London: Darby & Browne, chap.4.

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