Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO DANIEL 9\\

This chapter contains a prayer of Daniel, and the answer to it. The
time, occasion, and manner of his prayer, or circumstances of it, are
observed, \\#Da 9:1-3\\, the parts of it, an address unto God, under various
suitable epithets and characters, \\#Da 9:4\\ confession of sin, of his own,
of the inhabitants of the land, kings, princes, and people, which are
largely dwelt upon and exaggerated, \\#Da 9:5-15\\ and petitions for mercy,
\\#Da 9:16-19\\, then the answer follows; the time when it was ordered and
given, and the person by whom it was sent, are expressed, \\#Da 9:20-23\\
who delivered to him the vision of the seventy weeks to be considered by
him; in which both the work of the Messiah, and the time of his coming,
are clearly pointed out, \\#Da 9:24-27\\.