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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter XXVIII

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1,2Nevertheless, whoever is wise then will understand. For the measure and reckoning of that time are two parts – weeks of seven weeks. 1 So literally. Charles thought interpretation ‘impossible’. On various possibilities see M. R. James's note in The Biblical Antiquities of Philo (London, 1917), pp. 131–132. 3And I answered and said, It is good for a man to come to that time and see what happens then: yet it is surely better that he should not come in case he fails. 4[But I will ask 2 Lit. ‘say’. this also. 5Will the Incorruptible despise what is corruptible and not care about what happens to the corruptible, and concern himself only with what is not corruptible?] 3 Verses 4 and 5 break the connection of thought, and no account is taken of them in the context, although some sort of answer appears to be given to the question in xliii. 2. 6But if, Lord, what thou hast foretold to me will assuredly come to pass, reveal this also to me, if I have indeed found favour with thee. 7Will these things happen in one place or in just one area 4 Lit. ‘or in one of the parts’. of the earth, or will the whole earth experience them?

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1 So literally. Charles thought interpretation ‘impossible’. On various possibilities see M. R. James's note in The Biblical Antiquities of Philo (London, 1917), pp. 131–132.

2 Lit. ‘say’.

3 Verses 4 and 5 break the connection of thought, and no account is taken of them in the context, although some sort of answer appears to be given to the question in xliii. 2.

4 Lit. ‘or in one of the parts’.

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