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tender this hauling Ws notice such Books of flue tusk as haw not bun swerved for review in other forms.] Daniel and his Prophecies. By C. H. H. Wright, D.D. (Williams and Norgate. 7s. 6d.)—Dr. Wright urges all that can be urged in defence of the " orthodox " views, and preserves a tone which con- trasts favourably with that of some other writers on the same side. But he does not, we think, dispose of the objections. It is difficult to believe that three Greek names of musical instruments should have become naturalised in Aramaic in the first half of the sixth century B.C., while we can hardly make Nabonidus a son-in-law of Nebuchadnezzar, as we know Neriglisar, whose dynasty he overthrew, to have been. Dr. Wright allows that he "cannot have been connected by descent with the royal line." Yet in the banquet scene his son Belshazzar is appealed to as the degenerate descendant of the great King. To take " father " as meaning "predecessor" spoils the whole scene. But the great objection is to the minutely predictive character of the prophecies. This Apocalyptic tone separates them from the other prophecies of the Old Testament.