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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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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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The 1290 and 1335 days in Daniel 12

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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Were the Jewish-Romans War prophesised in Daniel?

These are the 3 wars starting from AD 70 and ending with the Bar Kochbar revolution. In particular were these wars prompted by the expectation of the coming of the Messiah, again as interpreted from ...
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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 ...
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What is the basis for a late date for the Book of Daniel? [duplicate]

I had always been under the assumption that the Book of Daniel was written either during the Jewish exile in Babylon or in the years after it, mainly since that's the period the events in the book ...
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What was the man Clothed in Linen says to Daniel in Chapter 12:7?

Hi beloveds I have very much confused several times for now and I could not find the answer so far. what does the Angel says to Daniel , when daniel ask him how long will it takes to end these wonders....
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Separation of Seven and Sixty Two in Daniel 9:25

In the Dead Sea Scrolls, the translation of Daniel 9:25 in 11Q13 (Melchizedek scroll) seems to separate the seven and sixty two weeks. Here is the translation of verse 25: until an anointed prince,...
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Does Exodus 15:26 promise supernatural healing or that obedience to the Torah would bring health?

Does Exodus 15:26 promise supernatural healing or that obedience to the Torah would bring health? Exo 15:26 He said, "If you will carefully obey the LORD your God, do what is right in his eyes, ...
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Is Daniel 1:15 intended as a miracle or a testimony to the superiority of the divine diet?

Is Daniel 1:15 intended as a miracle or a testimony to the superiority of the divine diet?: Dan 1:15 At the end of ten days their appearance was better and their faces were well-nourished ...
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What is the evidence that Daniel was composed entirely in Aramaic?

Another question asked why a section running from Ch. 2 - Ch. 7 of Daniel is written in Aramaic rather than in Hebrew like the rest of the book. One of the answers pointed out that some have theorized ...
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Does Daniel 12:11 say the events are consecutive or in conjunction?

Is the text saying from the sacrifice ending until the abomination of desolation is 1,290 days or after both events simultaneous happen there will be 1,290 days? ISV Dan 12:11 There will be 1,290 ...
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Has anyone argued Daniel and Revelation's visions can be interpreted analogously?

I've heard it said that the visions of Daniel 7-12 and the book of Revelation both contain the same "dream-like apocalyptic" language and as such can be interpreted together. So the meaning of ...
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Is there evidence to suggest a link between Daniel's wise-men in Babylon and the 3 Magi (Wise Men) who visit Jesus as a child? [closed]

I heard in a sermon the following claim linking Daniel: Daniel mastered Babylonian culture, and went on to become a respected wise man in the King's Palace - whilst still retaining his Israelite ...
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In Daniel 10:13, is the angelic speaker himself left alone, or does he leave Michael?

While looking at interpretations of Daniel 10:13, I found something that seemed strange in the writings of Theodoret. In most modern translations, the verse reads something like this: The prince ...
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Is the Aramaic word “ara” in Daniel 2:39 a paranomasia (pun)?

Daniel 2:39a (NASB) says: "After you, there will arise another kingdom inferior [ara] to you ...." The kingdom referred to here is indicated by the silver breast and arms of the statue that ...
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Understanding of Book of Daniel 9.26

I am reading from the Book of Daniel Chapter 9:26 (NIV) concerning an end-time prophecy, where it is written, 26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have ...
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Ezekiel 14:14 speaks of Daniel (in modern translations), is this the same Daniel of other scriptures?

Ezekiel 14:14 (NET bible) Even if these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would save only their own lives by their righteousness, declares the sovereign Lord. The Hebrew here is ...
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Why would the royal food and wine have defiled Daniel and his companions?

At the outset of their training into the service of the king Babylon, Daniel and his companions are to be given a daily portion of royal food and wine from the king's table. Daniel 1:8 then says: ...
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Does the Hebrew tally these numbers?

Some Bible versions seem to make an assumption when translating the text of Daniel 12:12. Most translate it as 1335 days but that is not actually what it says! The Authorised Version (and some ...
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What is a “Pre-Christian” understanding of the Abomination of Desolation?

In Matt. 24:15 and Mark 13:14 it says, "When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (in the Mark account, it says "where ...
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How does the reader of Isaiah and Daniel reconcile these end-time prophecies?

I am reading about the Lord's judgement against Edom in an end-time prophecy written in the book of Isaiah (niv), and the prophecy appears to be speaking about a great destruction in Edom.Isaiah 34. ...