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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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3½, 42 & 1260 one and the same time or not?

In Charles Ellicott's, ellicott's commentary he state that it's not necessarily the same period! [...] But there is a limit to this desecration: forty and two months it is to last. The same length of ...
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How is Daniel 4:17 to be reconciled with Luke 4:5-6?

In the Book of Daniel the text states that God gives the kingdoms of men to whomever He chooses: Daniel 4:17: "This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a ...
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When was “the Most Holy Place” anointed, as foretold at Daniel 9:24?

Daniel 9:24 NASB 24 “Seventy [a]weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to [b]finish the wrongdoing, to [c]make an end of sin, to make atonement for guilt, to bring in everlasting ...
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Daniel 10, Have they run out of good angels?

Daniel 10 20“Do you know why I have come to you?” he said. “I must return at once to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I have gone forth, behold, the prince of Greece will come. 21But ...
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Was there a recognized canon at Daniel's time?

Daniel 9:2 Berean Study Bible in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the sacred books, according to the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem ...
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What is the significance that time is mentioned as singular, plural, and fractional forms in Daniel 7:25?

Daniel 7:25 New International Version He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands ...
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Was the accusation against Daniel false?

Daniel 6: 7 The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human ...
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Is this ancient explosive mixture mentioned in the Apocrypha plausible?

I recently decided to read the Apocrypha. Sounded interesting. Anyway, when I got to The Book of Bel and The Dragon, there was this verse, which struck me as particularly interesting: 1:27 Then Daniel ...
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In Daniel 7.5 it says the bear had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth

What does the three ribs in the bears mouth symbolize? Daniel 7:5 “And there before me was a second beast, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its ...
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Do Daniel 10:16 and 10:18 indicate that Daniel believed in the existence of non-human beings with human-like appearance?

Daniel 10:15-21 (ESV): 15 When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and was mute. 16 And behold, one in the likeness of the children of man touched my lips....
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Did Daniel prophesy a change from Sabbath observance to Sunday observance in Daniel 7:25?

Daniel 7:25 (ESV): 25 He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his ...
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could יִכָּרֵ֥ת in “Daniel 9:26” means “the messiah ascended into heaven alive ”?

Daniel 9:26[NRSV] 26 After the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing, and the troops of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its[a] ...
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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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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 : ...