ACCOMPLISHMENT, the entire Execution, Achievement, or fulfilling of something proposed, or undertaken.

The Accomplishment of the Prophecies of the Old Testament, in the Person of our Saviour, is the great mark of his being the Messiah. See PROPHECY.

There are two ways of accomplishing a Prophecy; directly, and by Accommodation. See ACCOMMODATION.

The Reverend Mr. Sykes has a particular inquiry into the meaning of those words used by the Evangelist, "That it might be fulfilled, or accomplished, which was spoke by the Prophets": where he shows that the word τελειοῦται, teleioûtai, accomplished, does not necessarily refer to a prediction of a future event accomplished; but frequently a mere Accommodation of Words, borrowed from some other author, and accommodated to the present occasion. See TYPE.