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Leonard J Greenspoon, in 'Between Alexandria and Antioch: Jews and Judaism in the Hellenistic Period', published in The Oxford History of the Biblical World, page 322, describes the book of Daniel as a novel. As long as we see the book in this light, we can read into Daniel 9:24 whatever we believe the author intended, although we should be cautious of ...


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An edit above asked''"Edit: By asking if this is "good hermeneutics", I'm asking if rendering seventy weeks to mean 490 years is what the author meant (or in this case, what Gabriel meant). I'm also curious if there is anywhere else in the Bible where this type of day → year conversion occurs. Yes, there is another place where the day-year conversion ...


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The Church Fathers would say, ‘Yes’. For example, St. Ambrose, On the Holy Spirit, Book I, Ch. IX Who, then, is He by the wound of Whose stripes we are healed but Christ the Lord? of Whom the same Isaiah prophesied His stripes were our healing...1 St. Athanasius, Discourse I Against the Arians, Ch. XIII And to miss the person was the lot of ...



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