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in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the sacred writings (according to the word of Yahweh that came to Jeremiah the prophet) the number of the years for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, that it was seventy years. Bible

“seventy years.” This is written in Jeremiah 25:11-12 and 29:10. This is not a round number. It is the time that the Temple vessels were captive in Babylon. It is an amazing testimony to the trust that one prophet of God had in the words of another prophet of God that Daniel would read the book of Jeremiah and know the truth of the situation of the Babylonian captivity that God revealed to Jeremiah. Christians would do well to learn from Daniel, and spend time reading and studying the Word of God. God only authored one book, and yet it is amazing how few Christians read it faithfully and the even fewer number that actually take the time to learn the history and customs to be able to understand it. The Father, God, authored a book; His children should read and understand it.


Commentary for: Daniel 9:2