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Great introduction to the book of Daniel - One Big Assumption
on June 27, 2013
The Handwriting on the Wall was great study on the book of Daniel. Dr. David Jeremiah introduces the subject to his readers in a fluid and interesting manner. Even though I don't agree with all of his conclusions, this is a great book for someone just learning about the prophecies of Daniel.
The one great failing of this book is it makes a big assumption concerning the prophecy of Daniel's Seventy Weeks which is not back up with Scripture. Like many of his peers Dr. Jeremiah assumes that Ezra and Nehemiah were contemporaries of Artaxerxes Longimanus. His statement is given as fact without any basis in the Biblical record. It is disappointing that Dr. Jeremiah does not establish the most important prophecy in the Bible upon a strong Scriptural foundation. It is my hope that he will address this oversight in future writings.