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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How are we to understand the meaning, not to mention the length, of the 'Times of the Gentiles', which likely began with Nebuchadnezzar?

The "Times of the Gentiles" started with the deposing of the last king of Judah, i.e. King Zedekiah, the last king to sit on Jehovah's earthly throne, which happened with the overthrow and ...
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How can we reconcile Matthew 7:14's "few" and Daniel 12:10's "many"?

Matthew 7:14 KJV 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 20:16 KJV 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: ...
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Is Revelation 10:5-7 restating that which is found in Daniel 12:7?

In the Book of Daniel we read a curious passage: Daniel 12:7: "I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, ...
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Many will go here and there to? increase knowledge

Daniel 12:4b New International Version Many will go here and there to increase knowledge. King James Bible many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Which is more faithful to ...
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Does Revelation 13:5 allude to Daniel 9:27?

Daniel 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that ...
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Daniel and King Cyrus

Did King Cyrus know about what God had anointed him to do? If so, who told King Cyrus about what God had determined the king would do?
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Daniel 11:30 - Romans?

I am reading through A New English Translation of the Septuagint, currently in the Book of Daniel, where two different versions, the Old Greek and Theodotion, are given. The Old Greek NETS version of ...
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Daniel 3:19 How do they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated?

Daniel 3 19Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the expression on his face changed toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than ...
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Analysis of Daniel 9:26

A question for those with ability with Hebrew .. Daniel 9:26 DANIEL 9:26 And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall ...
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Has Daniel 11:20 onwards happened already or yet to happen?

The abomination of desolation spoken of by Yeshua was referenced in a future context. Daniel 8:23 also refers to it as the latter. The early part of Daniel 11 refers to Antiochus during Maccabees (...
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Could the book of Daniel been deliberately archaised

There is this book Dating the Old Testament by NASA contractor Craig Davis, that goes through each book of the Old Testament to look at the the evidence of when each book was written. For Daniel he ...
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When did the 7 + 62 (69) weeks (483 years, in fact) start and then end, which then heralded "Messiah the Prince", as portrayed in Dan 9:25 [NASB]?

This much written about and endlessly debated time period, in my opinion, has to be understood before we can even think about ascertaining when the "70th week" of Daniel's famed prophecy ...
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Why Michael called "your prince"?

But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince. But I will shew thee that which is noted in the ...
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What is the clay in the vision of the statue in Daniel 2?

In the vision of the statue in Daniel 2 we are told the statue's feet "are part of iron and part of clay" (2:33). Then the rock struck the statue at the feet of iron and clay and broke them ...
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Are the passages from Daniel 9:27, 12:7-10, and Matthew 24:15-21 not describing the same "abominable" force of "desolation"?

First, from the Book of Daniel we have: Daniel 9:27: “And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; ...
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Is the scroll/book revealed in Revelation 5:8-9 the same scroll/book that was sealed in Daniel 12:4, 9?

There seems to be strong parallels between the events that transpire with the scroll/book in the O/T Book of Daniel and that of the N/T Book of Revelation. For example, we read very similar language ...
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Why might John not be allowed to write the prophecy of "the seven peals of thunder" (Rev. 10:4)?

In the Book of Revelation, a mighty angel calls out with a loud voice like a roaring lion. At that time, there were seven thunders which seem similar to the seven seals and seven trumpets, all ...
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Did Daniel receive (worship) what God reserves only for Himself? Daniel 2:46

Daniel 2:46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. KJB. Why did Daniel not correct the king'...
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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 ...