Answers Concerning Prophecies and things future #5
Evening Morning Period
Beyond all question, the correct reading of Dan. viii.14, is,
“And he said unto me, Unto two thousand, three-hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed”.
There is not a tittle of evidence in favour of either two thousand two hundred, or two thousand four hundred. At one time it was thought the Vatican MS read the latter, but it has been proved that such was a mistake caused through the printed copy of the Septuagint. The original in the Vatican Library at Rome reads 2,300. Not a single MS known to be extant, whether Hebrew or Greek, sanctions the reading of 2,400.
What was seen, in Persia, by the Missionary Traveller, Dr. Wolff, to the contrary, had so little weight with that converted Jew that he rejected it as unworthy of use in argument, and himself kept to the 2,300. The Revisers of the Bible, too, who had all the evidence before them, had no hesitation in accepting the 2,300 as the correct figures.
F. G. J.
Read “How Long?” by F. G. Jannaway