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pg 353 says


Every exception is an instance of a class that has class Exception in its inheritance hierarchy. In other words, Exceptions are always some subclass of java.lang.Exception



so is excepion an instance(i.e. an object) or subclass of Exception
 
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Yes, Exceptions are subclasses of the Exception class. Is that what you were asking ?
 
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You can instantiate Exception class but all the other generic Exceptions are subclasses
 
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