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Questions tagged [daniel]

Questions regarding the book of Daniel or the prophet. The book has both Aramaic and Hebrew sections and takes place at the beginning of the Babylonian Exile.

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Does satan have horns and pitchfork? [closed]

I was told by one of my friends that Satan does have a pitchfork and horns. And I said to him laughing, "Satan doesn't look anything like how they show in movies and television". He replied that he(...
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Demonic angels and spiritual warfare [closed]

Does demonic/satanic warfare take place in the second heaven in the New Testament or only in the Old Testament? Daniel has to wait 21 days to get his answer from Gabriel sent by God. Please clear ...
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Why are two different words used for 'vision in Daniel 8:15 and 16?

Daniel 8 NASB [15]When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it; and behold, standing before me was one who looked like a man וַיְהִ֗י בִּרְאֹתִ֛י אֲנִ֥י דָנִיֵּ֖אל אֶת־הֶחָזֹ֑ון ...
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Does Daniel 10 imply that Daniel consumed meat and wine?

Daniel 10:2-3: At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over. Does this imply ...
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What are John's sources for Revelation 10:7 and 22:10?

Disclaimer: I have no formal training in Biblical languages. In the Hebrew of Daniel 9:24 he is told that messiah was to חָתַם the vision and prophecy. As I have been told and have confirmed to the ...
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Why did Daniel refuse Belshazzar's gifts in Daniel 5:16-17?

After interpreting the writing on the wall Daniel refuses the king's gifts Daniel 5:16-17 [16]But I personally have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult ...
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What did Nebuchadnezzar actually say in Daniel 3:25?

In Daniel 3:25, both Young's Literal and Green's Literal give : ... a son of the gods whereas the KJV gives : ... the son of God. Young lists the word Elah, as being the Chaldee word which ...
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What is חֶמְדַּת נָשִׁים in Daniel 11:37

Daniel chapter 11 speaks of the Willful king that will profane the temple and persecute the Jews. One of the many descriptions given to him is found in verse 37, וְעַל-אֱלֹהֵי אֲבֹתָיו לֹא יָבִין, ...
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How historical-critical biblical scholars calculate the 490 year prophecy in Daniel 9?

Introduction The accepted date of authorship by critical scholars for the visions in Daniel (7-12) is the second century BC (Maccabean revolt 167-3 BC). The reasoning goes that the predictions in ...
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Why are there only four kings of Persia in Daniel 11:2? [closed]

Daniel 11:2, Now then, I tell you the truth: Three more kings will arise in Persia, and then a fourth, who will be far richer than all the others. When he has gained power by his wealth, he ...
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Is the “coming” in Matthew 24:30 about Christ's arrival in heaven or a return to Earth?

[Mat 24:30 KJV] 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with ...
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Why did Belshazzar, King of Babylon name Daniel as the third ruler of his kingdom?

In Daniel 5:7, Belshazzar promised that whosoever read and interpreted the handwriting on the wall would be made the third ruler of his kingdom. This promise was fulfilled in verse 29 when Daniel was ...
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Two rulers or one ruler in Daniel's 70 week prophecy?

In Daniel 9:25-27, which the angel ("man") Gabriel states 25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One (or an anointed one), ...
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What does Daniel mean by saying “its end shall come with a flood”? (Daniel 9:26-27)

The Lord Jesus referenced Daniel in his discourse on abomination of desolation standing in the temple. What does Daniel mean by saying "Its end shall come with a flood . . ." and how do we reconcile ...
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Does the Sixth Seal in Revelation 6:12 refer to the Medo-Persian Empire?

Revelation 6:12-17 (YLT): ... And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and lo, a great earthquake came, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood, and ...
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Do the 'sevens' in Daniel 9:24-26 refer to years in a land sabbath cycle?

Daniel 9:24-26 (YLT): ... 'Seventy weeks [sevens] are determined for thy people, and for thy holy city, to shut up the transgression, and to seal up sins, and to cover iniquity, and to bring ...
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Question about the “daily” sacrifice. What might it refer to?

My question arises and is asked from a futurist prophetic perspective - that the ultimate fulfillments will be in future events leading up to Christ's return. It is not about the accepted ...
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Was it Daniel who did not understand the vision in Daniel 8:27?

After narrating some visions to Daniel (Daniel 8:1-25) at the end its not clear who did not understand what had just been narrated Daniel 8:27 NKJV 27 And I, Daniel, fainted and was sick for days; ...
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Are the 1290 days in Daniel 12 related to the 2300 evenings and mornings in Daniel 8?

Daniel 12:6-11 ESV 6 And someone said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream,[b] “How long shall it be till the end of these wonders?” 7 And I heard the man clothed in ...
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By whose transgression is the sanctuary cast down and daily sacrifices taken away in Daniel 8:9-12?

Daniel 8:9-12 KJV 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. 10 And it waxed great, even ...
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How should the 2300 evenings and mornings be understood in Daniel 8:13-14?

Daniel 8:13-14 NASB 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, “How long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, [o]while the ...
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Is there any evidence that Daniel rejected Nebuchadnezzar's worship in Daniel 2?

45Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known ...
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Interpreting Daniel's prophecy (most of which Daniel didn't understand)

"The best way to interpret a Bible passage is to understand it the way the original writer and recipients understood". Agreed. This principle is helpful. But what about texts like Daniel's ...
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In Daniel 12 to what do the 1290 and 1335 days refer?

Daniel 12:11-12: From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the ...
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According to Daniel 1 vs 8, why did Daniel refuse to eat the King's food?

Let us analyse why Daniel refused to eat the King's food?
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Why did Daniel not return to Jerusalem according to the decree of Cyrus in Ezra 1?

In Daniel 9 we find Daniel mourning & petitioning God concerning the seventy years of captivity. Daniel 9:18-19 NKJV 18 O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our ...
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In Daniel 7:22 is judgment “committed to” the saints or “rendered in favor of” them?

The KJV seems to suggest that judgment was committed to the saints so that they became the judges: KJV Daniel 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most ...
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“When does Daniel 9:24 say it will come to pass?” [closed]

Daniel 9:24 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB) 24 Seventy weeks are determined[a] upon thy people and upon thy holy city to finish the prevarication and to conclude the sin and to make reconciliation for ...
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How can we harmonise Daniel 5 & 8?

We are told that Belshazzar got to know & elevated Daniel the night of his death In Daniel 5. Daniel 5:13,29-30 NASB [13]Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke and said to ...
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How does Revelation 1:7 compare to Matthew 24:30?

In the Gospel of Matthew, 24:30 (NIV), Jesus says: Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the ...
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Are the seven times in Daniel 4:16 seven literal years?

Daniel 4:16 (ESV) reads: Let his mind be changed from a man’s, and let a beast’s mind be given to him; and let seven periods of time pass over him. This corresponds to the Daniel 4:13 in the MT (...
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What do the three “plucked horns” of Daniel 3:8 represent?

Dan. 3:8 (KJV) says, "I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, ...
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How is Daniel 12.2 accurately Translated?

Basically Daniel 12.2 has been translated as "and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt" particularly in the KJV and others. But I have also come across others reading: "and some to the shame of ...
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What do the Two Mountains Represent in Daniel 2:35 & 45?

Daniel 2:33-35 (NASB) 34 You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the ...
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Daniel 9:24-27 earliest copy

what is the oldest existing copy of Daniel 9:24-27, and where could I find it? Thanks!
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How can we understand the different dates in Haggai & Daniel about King Darius?

Haggai 1 [1]In the second year of Darius the king, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to ...
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According to Daniel 3, did God actually come in the fire?

According to Daniel 3, did God actually come in the fire with the 3 Hebrew boys or Nebuchadnezzar saw the glory of God covering these boys?
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What is the meaning of “seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks” in Daniel 9:25-26?

I understand that "threescore" is 3 x 20, thus threescore and two is 62, but why seven plus threescore and two? Wouldn't be more preferable threescore and nine? Is there a linguistic or other ...
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Is there a timeline conflict between Daniel 1 and Daniel 2?

In Daniel 1, it would appear that Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were trained for 3 years before first meeting with and being found faultless by Nebuchadnezzar. However, in Daniel 2, Daniel ...
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What is Daniel mourning about in Daniel 10:2?

(KJV) Daniel 10:1-5 1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and ...
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Was it Daniel who sealed the book in Daniel 12?

Daniel 12:4 NASB [4]But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase." But in verse 9 it says ...
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What is the antecedent of “he” in Daniel 9:27?

I have been having trouble trying to figure out the antecedent of the word "he" in a particular verse of the Bible. I was wondering if you could help. The passage is Daniel 9:25–27: v. 25) Know ...
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Is it possible that Daniel's 4 Kingdoms were “Nebuchadnezzar,” “Media,” “Medo-Persia,” and “Greece”? [duplicate]

A case can be made that the four kingdoms of Daniel Chapter 2 are "Nebuchadnezzar," "Media," "Medo-Persia," and "Greece." Daniel writes that Nebuchadnezzar, not Babylon, is the head of gold -- look ...
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When do those who think the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 refer to years think the weeks began?

I have recently been looking into possible dates for the beginning of Jesus' ministry. I believe that Daniel's weeks of years prophecy refers to when Jesus begins His ministry (I used to errantly ...
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Why didn't king Darius notice that Daniel wasn't eaten straight away? [closed]

Daniel 6:16-17 (ESV) 16 Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!” 17 And ...
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What is the purpose of the long and repetitious lists in Daniel 3?

In Daniel 3, the author seems to go out of the way to multiply words. In verse two he names a long list of groups of people: He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, ...
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Daniel 10:21 > What is the Book of Truth?

In the book of Daniel, an angel tells the prophet that he will tell him what is written in the "Book of Truth". Daniel 10:21 (NIV) but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No ...
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In Daniel 7:15, what is the meaning of the word נִדְנֶה?

In Dan. 7:15, the Aramaic text states, טו אֶתְכְּרִיַּת רוּחִי אֲנָה דָנִיֵּאל בְּגוֹא נִדְנֶה וְחֶזְוֵי רֵאשִׁי יְבַהֲלֻנַּנִי which the King James Version translates into English as, 15 I ...
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How is the lion-beast “made to stand” in Daniel 7:4?

Daniel 7:4 (NASB) The first was like a lion and had the wings of an eagle. I kept looking until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a ...
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Who wrote the Book of Daniel

What does it means to say that "Daniel wrote/Did not write the book of Daniel?" Are we saying: 1. Daniel did not produce the finish product but could have provided the notes 2. Daniel had nothing at ...