D A N I E L.
After the prediction of the troubles of the Jews
under Antiochus, prefiguring the troubles of the Christian church
under the anti-christian power, we have here, I. Comforts, and very
precious ones, prescribed as cordials for the support of God's
people in those times of trouble; and they are such as may
indifferently serve both for those former times of trouble under
Antiochus and those latter which were prefigured by them, ver. 1-4. II. A conference between
Christ and an angel concerning the time of the continuance of these
events, designed for Daniel's satisfaction, ver. 5-7. III. Daniel's enquiry for his own
satisfaction, ver. 8. And
the answer he received to that enquiry, ver. 9-12.