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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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Could the 3 ribs in the bear's teeth symbolize 3 cities? Dan 7:5

If a rib symbolizes a woman, and a woman can also be a city, wouldn't it stand to reason that the three ribs symbolize 3 cities? Looking to Rev 17:18 "And the woman which thou sawest is that ...
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In reference to Daniel 9 v 24, how was the Most Holy Place anointed and by whom?

To finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place Daniel 9:24 NIV “...
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Determining whether certain words are singular or plural

Regarding the Daniel 8:26 verse, is the evening and morning in singular or in plural, in the original Hebrew? If you could attach evidence, that would be appreciated immensely.
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In Daniel 8, does the little horn come up from one of the Greek horns?

Daniel 8 symbolizes the Greek (Macedonian?) Empire as a goat. Its first great horn is understood as the united Greek Empire before Alexander died. Then the great horn breaks off and "and in its ...
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Daniel 10:20 and the prince of Grecia

In Daniel 10:20 who is the prince the text refers to when it states the prince of Grecia shall come? Dan 10:20 - “Do you know why I have come to you?” he said. “I must return at once to fight against ...
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Does everyone born of a woman start with their name in God's Book of Life?

Ex 32:33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. Does everyone born of a woman start with their name in God's Book of Life?
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Do the four beasts in Daniel 7 represent the Diadochi kingdoms

I heard an argument that I was curious if anyone discussed and considered. Is there strong exegetical evidence to support identifying the four beasts described in Daniel 7:3 as representing the four ...
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Does Daniel 9:27; teach two weeks, and at the half period of the second week is when he causes to cease? According to the Lo Ammi principle?

"And he will strenghthen the people of the covenant for week one and a half the week (at the half of the following), he shall cause to cease..." So here, the view is not that the sacrifices, ...
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Is "daily sacrifice" (H8548) in Daniel 8:11-13; 11:31; 12:11; an accurate rendering?

When doing a word study of H8548, it speaks of something that is "constantly", in reference to the shewbread, the light of the candles in the holy place, and other references. It seems to be ...
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Resolving the apparent contradiction between verses 40 and 44-45 in Daniel 2

In Daniel 2:40-45, there appears to be a contradiction between what roles are ascribed to the iron and the stone in destroying the statue vision. Verse 40 states that the iron kingdom will "break ...
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On what textual basis, according to the Aramaic, would the translators have used the term "gained access" in the NWT at Daniel 7:13?

The phrase is: אָתֵה הֲוָה וְעַד־עַתִּיק יוֹמַיָּא The word in question, as far as I can tell, is: אָתֵה Other translations, of course, say something like "he came to the Ancient of Days," ...
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Are those who see the Messiah or a Messiah making a covenant in Daniel 9:27 using sound hermeneutics?

I struggle when I see learned theologians affirming the Messiah or a Messiah is the one making a covenant in verse 27. It seems it is just the eagerness to debunk a key factor for those who embrace ...
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In Daniel 8:16, who is the man between the banks of Ulai?

In Daniel 8:16, who is the man between the banks of Ulai? [Dan 8:15-17 NASB95] [15] When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it; and behold, standing before me was one who looked ...
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Does the Times of the Gentiles also include the rise of Islam? [closed]

Up until the Islamic faith was founded by Mohammed in 630AD - there was only Christianity and Paganism. Bear in mind that in Biblical days and even after, there were only two groups of people - Jews ...
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What does "shall Michael stand up" mean in Daniel 12:1?

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who standeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation ...
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Daniel and Susanna as a clue to the meaning of "Neither do I condemn you." (John 8:11) Was she actually innocent of the charge?

There has been much discussion about Jesus' forgiveness of the Woman Taken in Adultery in John 8. Studying the apocryphal story of Daniel and Susanna recently (Daniel 13 in Catholic Bibles) I was ...
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Is the high priest Hilkiah (2 Kings 23:24) also the father of Susanna (Daniel 13:2 in Catholic Bibles)?

In 2 Kings 23:24, the high priest Hilkiah plays an important role in discovering a lost 'Book of the Law' in the Temple of Jerusalem: Josiah purged the consultation of ghosts and spirits, with the ...
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Does Daniel 4:27 mean atonement can be accomplished through "good deeds"?

Speaking to the King of Babylon, the prophet Daniel says: Daniel 4:27 NABRE O king, may my advice be acceptable to you; atone for your sins by good deeds, and for your misdeeds by kindness to the ...
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What vision does "the vision" in Daniel 9:23 refer to?

Daniel‬ ‭9:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬ As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision Question: What ...
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If Dan, 12:1-3, truly follows on in close proximity to the death of Antiochus IV in Dan, 11:45, then what are we to discern of those now living again?

In Dan,10:21, the angel (most likely Gabriel) starts to tell Daniel about the writing of truth and of his very close association with Michael (the Archangel), in fighting the angelic forces, ...
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How do we translate Daniel 9:26?

Why do so many of the Bible versions translate Daniel 9:26 as "the Messiah" or "Messiah" when instead the more literal translation seems to be "a messiah"? King James ...
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Does the Hebrew in Daniel 7:13 indicate an analogy?

In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. (NIV) I don't know ...
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In Daniel 11:37, is it possible to translate god of his father with "god" lowercase in the singular form?

Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. (Daniel 11:37 - King James Version) ‎וְעַל־אֱלֹהֵ֤י אֲבֹתָיו֙ לֹ֣א ...
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Antiochus Epiphanes

I have a question about Antiochus Epiphanes. We know that he is the figure from Daniel 11:29 and my question is, did he live before Cyrus gave a decree to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple or after ...
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Abomination of desolation

I want to ask about abomination of desolation. The first mention about it is from the verse “He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’In the middle of the ‘seven’he will put an end to ...
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Four beast from Daniel

I want to ask about four beast from Book of Daniel. The popular view is that these beasts are ancient Babylon, Medio Persia, Greece, Rome and Europe but in Daniel 7:17 “The four great beasts are four ...
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From where does it come from, that the head and feet considered an enemy?

In the book of Genesis, it is said that he will crush your head and you will strike his heel and the creator will put enmity between her seed and his seed. Are the head and feet meant for an enemy in ...
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Does Daniel 9 say Anything About an "Antichrist"?

In a cursory reading of the last part of the chapter 9 in Daniel, one does not see any word that resembles the title "Antichrist"! Yet many prophecy books write about the Antichrist to come,...
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City or prince,its end shall come like a flood in Daniel 9:26?

Daniel 9:26 KJV And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end ...
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Are the Prophecies of Daniel to be interpreted with a different Hermeneutic than the Apocalypse of Revelation?

Many bible studies lump Daniel and Revelation together as Apocalyptic Literature. But if the conservative scholar's dating of these pieces of literature is correct, Daniel was written around the 5th ...
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How can we know WHEN Jesus became "Messiah the Prince" as per Dan, 9:25. Was it at his baptism; arrival on a donkey; or at his death?

Messiah/Christ means "Annointed One/Chosen One". In Dan 9:23, NASB, The angel Gabriel tells Daniel that he needs to ... give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision. And ...
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Did Daniel & his friends submit to King Nebuchadnezzar because of Jeremiah prophecy in Jer 27?

Serving your enemy King is like a traitor’s action. Why didn’t Daniel & his friends refused to serve King Nebuchadnezzar? They could have chose to die in war with honour rather than to submit. So ...
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Why is the prophecy of the end times given to Daniel instructed to be sealed, while the one given to John is not?

But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.” (Daniel 12:4 NIV) Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words ...
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Daniel’s use of עָמַד and קוּם

Daniel 7:24 KJV [24] And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise (קוּם): and another shall rise (קוּם) after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue ...
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An anointed one vs The anointed one?

Throughout the Hebrew Bible, many individuals are described as ‘anointed’, typically with the task of carrying out God’s will. As many understand, ‘anointed’ translates to ‘Messiah’. The concept of ...
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Daniel 7:14 douleuō vs. latreuō?

I have found two different renderings of פְלַח (pelach) at Daniel 7:14 in the LXX. One is δουλεύω (douleuō) and the other is λατρεύω (latreuō) Are Blueletterbible and Biblehub citing different source ...
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Daniel 11: 36-37 and henotheism

Daniel 11:36-37 KJV And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall ...
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Was the author of Daniel 7-11 a traditionalist?

According to the Maccabean Hypothesis, the author of the apocalyptic half of the book of Daniel, 7-12, was written during the Maccabean Revolt (c.165 BC) as a way to either encourage the Jews to keep ...
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Is this interpretation of Daniel's 70 weeks bulletproof? Dating "Nisan 20th year of Artaxerxes to March 4, 444 BC

The paper The Prophecy of Prophecies: Correcting Harold Hoehner Interpretation of Daniel’s 70 Weeks has been catching my eye. The view presented hinges on a few things described by the author that I ...
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Who are Revelation 18's Seven kings? Are they related to the 7 heads of Daniel's Four Beasts?

The relevant Verses are these: 10 ...They[the Beast's Heads] are also seven kings. Five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while. ...
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Are the seven heads and ten horns in Daniel the same as the seven heads and ten horns in Revelation?

In Daniel 7, the fourth beast had ten horns, but then an 11th horn came up and uprooted three of the other horns, leaving 8 horns. In Revelation, there are three beasts with seven heads and ten horns ...
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Does Daniel 7:27 counter the christological interpretation of the Son of Man?

In Daniel 7, we have reference to a divine Son of Man figure: ““I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days ...
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Is the beast from the sea in Revelation 13 one of the beasts or horns in Daniel 7?

There are strong links between the sea beast of Revelation 13 and the beasts of Daniel 7: The beasts in Daniel 7 also come out of the sea (Dan 7:3). The sea beast has the same number of heads and ...
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Daniel 9:25 - what is endpoint of 69 weeks?

So you are to know and understand that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, until Messiah the Prince, there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, ...
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Was Daniel a part of Israelite Royalty?

In the opening of the book of Daniel it alludes to that fact that the Hebrew boys were part of Royalty and nobility can anyone else confirm this? Dan 1:3, 4 - Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, the ...
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Daniel 9:27 - how to compute "half the week"?

And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, ...
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Daniel 12:12 - Is it A) At the 1,335th day or B) after 1,335 days

11And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. 12Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. ...
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Daniel 12:11-12 Do the 1,290 and 1,335 periods start at the same time?

11And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. 12Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. ...
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Daniel 12:11: one or two events? regular burnt offering is taken away AND the abomination that makes desolate is set up

regular burnt offering is taken away AND the abomination that makes desolate is set up In Greek, is there any indication whether this is meant to be read as: Two events, possibly separated by some ...
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Reason there is an 80 year gap between Cyrus decree to release Jews from Babylon and Artaxerxes decree to restore and build

The 70 year period the Jews would be in Babylon would come to an end in 537/6 BC when Cyrus would issue his decree allowing them to return to Jerusalem. The next important time element occurs on 457 ...
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