This might be one of the most peculiar books for me to review. When we hear the name Newton we don’t often immediately think Daniel. In fact, I think it’s quite possible that most people today are unaware that Newton spent far more time in Biblical study than he did in scientific research. That might be owed to the fact that his scientific break throughs were so great!
In this book, The Observations Upon Prophecies of Daniel published in 1733 six years after he passed away, Newton demonstrates his knowledge of Biblical eschatology, along with a proficiency in historical events. This is certainly not light reading, however, it is very fascinating. Not just that it was written by Newton, although that’s certainly part of it, that he had this wealth of information without Google. Maybe that sounds silly, and it might be simply because by the time I was in high school we had Google, but it’s difficult for me to imagine the immense digging and reading, researching, and study that it took to amass such a large amount of knowledge.
I recommend this book for anyone in a serious period of end times, or prophetic, study. I also recommend this for anyone who enjoys history, as there is certainly plenty of that in this book as well.