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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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Book of Daniel original language

The book of Daniel is said to be written in Hebrew, Aramaic (late and early) and the the author also used loan words from Persian and Greek. If the original scrolls are not available, how do scholars ...
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Can it be shown that Daniel's “son of man” is an individual as opposed to an allegorical figure representing Israel?

In Daniel 7:13-18, he asks the angel for the interpretation of the vision he just saw involving the son of man. The angel responds that, "the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and ...
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In Habakkuk 2:2-3, is he saying that the the reading and running occur in the last days?

Habakkuk 2:2 seems to be saying that Habakkuk is to write a call to action, and it sounds like it is to be written without obscurity so the reader will immediately charge off. However, in verse 3 it ...
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How to understand Daniel`s prayer in the context of Pauline`s teachings of being seated with and being in Christ

I am seeking a perspective that will help me understand Daniel's prayer in the context of Paul's New Testament teaching of being coheirs with Christ, being seated with Christ in the heavenly places, ...
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What is the correct interpretation of וְנִשָּׂ֥א In Daniel 11:12

Daniel 11:12 KJV And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it. And the multitude shall be ...
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In Daniel 12,6-7, is there some significance to the man being “above the waters”?

[Dan 12:6-7 NASB] (6) And one said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long [will it be] until the end of [these] wonders?" (7) I heard the man dressed ...
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What is the meaning of “ten thousands” in Daniel 11:12

Daniel 11:12 KJV And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it. Most commentators connect ...
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In Daniel 11:10 why is וּבָנָ֣ו translated to as plural?

But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his ...
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In Daniel 2:34, Does the word אֶבֶן Stone symbolize אב Father and בֶן֙ Son : merging together as one אֶ֙בֶן֙ Stone? [closed]

In Daniel 2:34-45, Does the word אֶבֶן Stone in hebrew symbolize אב Father and בֶן֙ Son : merging together as one אֶ֙בֶן֙ Stone to begin God's kingdom on earth?
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Why did Michael wait 21 days to come to help the angel that was sent to Daniel?

In Daniel 10:2-3 ,12-14 (NIV) we read: ²At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. ³I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks ...
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What did Nebuchadnezzar mean by “son of the gods”?

Daniel 3:24, 25 Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, Your ...
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Does Daniel 2:42 prophecy about the USA? [closed]

Daniel 2:40Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron—for iron breaks and smashes everything—and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. 41Just as you ...
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What is “the end” in Daniel 8:19?

Gabriel tells Daniel in Daniel 8:19: "I am going to let you know what will occur at the final period of indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end." (NASB) Is "the ...
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Was Daniel's story of Nebuchadnezzar taken from Ludlul Bel Nemeqi?

The Ludlul Bel Nemeqi is often called the Babylonian Job due to it's similarities to Job however there are more similarities to the Book of Daniel, for instance, The story is about a king who goes mad ...
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Why do Bible commentators not regard Darius in the book of Daniel versus in the book of Ezra as same person?

I believe it is the same Darius, do you agree? If not - can you let me know why providing Biblical evidence. Daniel 11:1, Daniel 6:28, Daniel 9:1 and Ezra 4:5, Ezra 4:24, Ezra 5:5-7, Ezra 6:1, Ezra 6:...
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Seeking to understand the use of the number 7 in the book of Daniel

I realize that the number 7 is used symbolically throughout the bible, prophets and writings. I noticed that the use of sevens seems to occur frequently in the book of Daniel. A few examples number ...
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What were the Chaldeans?

Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. (Dan 2:2) Strong's ...
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Why do Daniel 7:5 and Revelation 13:2 mention a bear, while Jeremiah 5:6 mentions a wolf?

Many Bible prophecies associate beasts with evil kingdoms. Three passages have such similarities that I assume they should be viewed as having some commonality of meaning, but one striking difference ...
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No one has seen the father John 1:18 & John 6:46

If no one has seen the Father according to Jesus Himself “No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:18‬ ‭ And “not that anyone has seen ...
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What (if any) impact did the fall of Constantinople in 1453 have to the interpretation of Daniel's prophecy of world empires?

In a talk, given by someone whose name unfortunately escapes me, the speaker mentioned that the fall of Constantinople and the Byzantine/East-Roman Empire did have quite an influence on students of ...
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Daniel 9:24-27 Literary Structure of 70 Week Prophecy

I have discovered many questions about the 70 week prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27. I particularly enjoyed the question and answers in this one >> Two rulers or one ruler in Daniel's 70 week ...
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Who is the king stated as being, “one is”, in Revelation 17:10, KJV?

Revelation 17:10: And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (My emphasis) This sixth king (following ...
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Which covenant was confirmed “with the many”for one week? (Daniel 9:27)

Daniel 9:27 (NET Bible) 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. But in the middle of that week, he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt. On the wing[ of abominations will ...
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Is a literary convention being used in Daniel 12:4?

I have thought of this for a while and was wondering what literary convention does the following reflect, and why was it used? Daniel 12:4 - "But you, Daniel, keep the words secret and the book ...
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Was King Nebuchadnezzar referring to Jesus Christ in Daniel 3

In Daniel 3:25, King Nebuchadnezzar said he saw a fourth person and he looked like the son of God. Was he referring to Jesus Christ and if so, how was he able to tell that it was Jesus, the son of God ...
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Daniel 12:3 What does this passage mean?

This is my first time here. My name is Guglielmo Bianchini, I'm italian. God bless My question: What is the meaning of this passage in Daniel 12:3 ? And they that be wise shall shine as the ...
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Daniel 11: 17 - 20 only

I am progressing on in Daniel 11 and would like to ask the community for their thoughts on the above listed verses only. However, I would provide a couple of constraints for you to consider: verse 21 ...
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Who is the 'we' in Daniel 2:36?

Daniel 2 29 “As Your Majesty was lying there, your mind turned to things to come, and the revealer of mysteries showed you what is going to happen. 30 As for me, this mystery has been revealed to me, ...
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In Dan, Ch. 12, we are told about the “man dressed in linen”,. What period is “he” referring to in verses 5, 6 & 7 and who are the holy people

In Dan, Ch 12, the first 3 verses are in reference to the end-times. In verses 4, 8 & 9, an angel and Daniel converse regarding concealment (of words) until the end-times. Verses 10 through 13 are ...
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Computer analysis of authorship in Daniel?

Computers have demonstrated that Genesis was probably written by one person https://www.nytimes.com/1981/11/08/world/computer-points-to-single-author-for-genesis.html I've been looking around and can'...
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Does Mark 13:14 allude to the Hebrew or to the Greek of Daniel 9:27?

Daniel 9:27 reads differently in the Hebrew and in the Greek and Mark's saying is not an exact match to either version. Is Jesus, in Mark 13:14, referring to what appears in the Hebrew or the Greek OT?...
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Who is being supported and protected in Daniel 11:1?

Daniel 11:1 NIV 11 1 And in the first year of Darius the Mede, I took my stand to support and protect him.) In the above text its not clear who is being supported and protected. Who is the ...
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Who is the fourth man in Daniel 3:25?

In Daniel 3:25 says: 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. (KJV) Is this ...
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Why did they roll the stone in Daniel 6:17

After Daniel had been thrown into the lion's den a stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the lion's den. There is no mention of a stone being in place before Daniel had been thrown in the den....
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Daniel chapter 11

Since the instructions mention I should ask a question as opposed to a discussion, I would like to ask two: Specific question on Daniel 11: 5-6; Assuming the verses after 4 are NOT speaking about the ...
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Who is the daughter of women? Daniel 11:17

Daniel 11:17 (NASB) 17 "He will set his face to come with the power of his whole kingdom,bringing with him a proposal of peace which he will put into effect; he will also give him the daughter ...
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Is Luke 21:24 an allusion to Daniel 7:25?

Both passages speak of the "trampling" of Jerusalem and both by gentiles and both for a specified, limited time period referred to as "times": [Luk 21:24 NIV] (24) They will fall ...
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Is Stone activity timeline in Daniel 2:34-44 defined?

In Daniel 2, a stone crushes the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's vision. This stone grows and covers the Earth. "In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be ...
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In Daniel, is there a connection between the 62 Years of Darius/Cyrus and the 62 Weeks?

I am interested in locating both patristic resources and peer-reviewed scholarly works, concerning the existence of a possible connection between the following two passages from the Book of Daniel : ...
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Versions of Daniel not Mentioning Darius in the Sixth or Ninth Chapter

There are three main versions of the Book of Daniel : Masoretic, Old Greek, and Theodotion. However, they all read Darius (but allude to Cyrus) in both their sixth and ninth chapters. Are there any ...
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Does the YLT translate Daniel 9:26 accurately?

Young's Literal Traslation 26 And after the sixty and two weeks, cut off is Messiah, and the city and the holy place are not his, the Leader who hath come doth destroy the people; and its end [is] ...
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Is “then comes the end” in 1 Corinthians 15:24 an allusion to Daniel 12:6-13?

Is "the end" in 1 Corinthians 15:24 an allusion to Daniel 12:6-13?: [1Co 15:19-28 ESV] (19) If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. (20) But in fact ...
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In what way was the Medo-Persian empire inferior to the Babylonian empire?. Daniel 2:32,39

Daniel 2:32, 39 (NASB) 32 "The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron ...
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Is the “lambkin” of Revelation 13:11 the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8?

[Rev 13:11 ESV] (11) Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon. [Rev 13:11 MGNT] (11) καὶ εἶδον ἄλλο θηρίον ἀναβαῖνον ἐκ τῆς γῆς καὶ ...
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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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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 ...