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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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Why is Hebrew for 'Lord' (אֲדֹנָ֛י) sometimes translated as 'O Lord'?

I noticed the phrase 'O Lord' several times in Daniel's prayer in Chapter 9. For example: O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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"God of Heaven" in the book of Daniel

I noticed that "the God of heaven" is a common title used for God in the book of Daniel. Is this name used anywhere else in the Scriptures? Why is it used so much in the book of Daniel? (Perhaps for ...
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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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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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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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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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How is Jerusalem called after the name of God?

In Daniel 9:19 we read O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God, because thy city and thy people are called by thy name." I can see how if the ...
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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 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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Is the book of Daniel critiquing Humanism? [closed]

Assumptions: across the whole old Testament, the city of Jerusalem is (in part) a literary symbol for God's work in contrast, across the whole old Testament, the city of Babylon is (in part) a ...
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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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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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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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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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Meaning of Daniel 2:43

One view of Genesis 6:1-4 is that fallen angels mated with human women to produce the giants of old, the Nephilim. In Luke 17:26, Jesus said that "...as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Texts in second temple Judaism using "one like a son of man" as in Daniel 7 to refer to angel

In Norman Russell’s The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition, he says concerning Daniel 7:13: "The 'one like a son of man' is an angel, probably Michael, entrusted with the ...
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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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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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Why did Belshazzar, King of Babylon name Daniel as the third ruler of his kingdom?

In Daniel 5:7, Belshazzar promised that whosoever read and interpreted the handwriting on the wall would be made the third ruler of his kingdom. This promise was fulfilled in verse 29 when Daniel was ...
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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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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 the Sixth Seal in Revelation 6:12 refer to the Medo-Persian Empire?

Revelation 6:12-17 (YLT): ... And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and lo, a great earthquake came, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood, and the stars of ...
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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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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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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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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 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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What does Daniel mean by saying "its end shall come with a flood"? (Daniel 9:26-27)

The Lord Jesus referenced Daniel in his discourse on abomination of desolation standing in the temple. What does Daniel mean by saying "Its end shall come with a flood . . ." and how do we reconcile ...
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Question about the "daily" sacrifice. What might it refer to?

My question arises and is asked from a futurist prophetic perspective - that the ultimate fulfillments will be in future events leading up to Christ's return. It is not about the accepted ...
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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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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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Does kôkābîm (כוֹכָבִים) in Book of Daniel refer to any bright objects in the sky?

In Daniel 8:10 we read: : It grew great, even to the host of heaven. And some of the host and some of the stars it threw down to the ground and trampled on them. [English Standard Version] Its power ...
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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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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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Have the sizes of the image of gold made of Nebuchadnezzar any significance?

King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. (Daniel 3:1) Did these sizes represent something in ...