If the famous prophecy of the Seventy Weeks had been alleged to a Roman philosopher, would he not have replied in the words of Cicero,
"Quae tandem ista auguratio est, annorum potius quam aut mensium aut dierum?" De Divinatione, ii. 30.
Observe with what irreverence Lucian (in Alexandro, c. 13), and his friend Celsus, ap. Origen (1. vii. [c. 14] p. 327), express themselves concerning the Hebrew prophets.