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Each army had a multiple of tens of thousands on both sides of the battle of Raphia. According to Polybius' history Ptolemy IV had 70,000 foot soldiers, 5,000 horse and 73 elephants; while Antiochus III had 62,000 foot soldiers, 6,000 horse, and 102 elephants. (1)(2) The verse is translated better in Young's. "and he hath carried away the multitude, ...


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I blush to offer an answer as I have no authority to speak about the ancient Hebrew language employed by Daniel. Further, although I have consulted a qualified source, I cannot copy the comments fully because I'm working from an old book, and do not have the digital copy. This means I must put certain words in without their accent marks, and must miss out ...


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Yes, they are the same period. This is evident in both the parallel usage made of these periods and in their mathematical equivalency. Let's look first at the math, to make sure that this is clear. A biblical year consisted of 12 months; and each month has 30 days. Therefore, a full year would be 360 days. Notably, in Hebrew, the word "yowm" ...


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Daniel 12: 9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand. The word "many" is a relative term. Here it is contrasted ...


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Those words were written by Daniel. As the New Living Translation Study Bible says regarding author and date, “Scholars have endlessly debated the date at which the book of Daniel was put into its final form. Most conservative scholars argue that Daniel wrote the book in the late 500s BC… and the author places Daniel in the 500s (2:1; 5:1;10:1).” This ...


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In your comment, you wrote: I want to know if in the new testament our prayers can be hindered by external intermediary spiritual forces since Paul says we now have direct access to God and no entity can stand between that new relationship Here is one way that prayers can be hindered. 1 Corinthians 7:5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual ...


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Masoretic Sopherim added "ketiv-qere" notations to correct misspelled words like in your example [Daniel 11:10], [Ruth 1:8] and also in [Proverbs 1:27]. When we see a "Ketiv-Qere" notation, we notice the original Ketiv form of a word written but recite the following Qere form instead. - For this reason the Qere form " וּבָנָ֣יו "...


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Why did Michael wait 21 days to come to help the angel that was sent to Daniel? Perhaps God was testing the angel to see if he would turn to the dark side. 12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel." This applied to the angel as well. If he were afraid, how could he convince Daniel not to be? Why didn't Michael intervene right away? God hadn't ...


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The trick here is to recognise that the "times" is a dual, ie, two times. Note the comments of Ellicott: Time and times and the dividing of time.—This is frequently explained to mean three years and a half. Those who adopt this explanation assume that by “times” a dual is implied, which in Chaldee is represented by the plural. They next assume ...


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How is Luke 4:5-6 to be reconciled with Daniel 4:17? There is no contradiction, Luke 4:5-6: "All this authority I will give you, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I will give it to whomever I wish.” Jesus did not deny that the kingdoms of the world were Satan’s to give. Later, he called Satan “the ruler of this world.” (John 12:...


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What Jesus said to His followers then is available to His followers now. Jesus told the apostles in Acts 1:7 "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority" and through them to all Christians. But I think this is not only for times and dates, but for all the details for the end times. The Revelation was ...


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There is an assumption in the OP's question that the scroll/book of rev 5 is the same as Rev 10. This is NOT necessarily the same. I agree that there are strong and extensive structural parallels between Rev 10 and Dan 12. Such do NOT exist between Rev 5 and Dan 12. Let me be more specific. Dan 12 vs Rev 5 Rev 5 describes the enthronement ceremony (...


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The iron is obviously the Romans (Roman Empire). The clay can symbolize only one thing. It must be the Israelites (Jews). 13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: 14 Therefore, ...


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Daniel and King Cyrus Check out the following for who did the telling:- Isaiah, Chap 45, [NASB] 1. Thus says the Lord to Cyrus His anointed, Whom I have taken by the right hand, To subdue nations before him, And to loose the loins of kings; To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: 2. "I will go before you and make the rough places ...


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Those are two different times. The "seven" of Daniel 9 is one week of time, or seven days, whereas the 42 months would be the equivalent of 180 weeks, or 1260 days. The Prophetic Day-for-a-Year Time Formula After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty ...


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It is almost certain that there are two different people named "Darius". One of these is well-known historically, and the other is highly debatable. King Darius of Persia, also known as "Darius the Great" (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darius_the_Great) reigned from 522 BC to 486 BC. This is almost certainly the "Darius" ...


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The term "son of the gods" usually refers divine beings that are not God Himself (Job 1:6; Deuteronomy 32:8). In this particular case it could mean an unidentified angel or even Christ (even though the theophany of Yahweh himself, preincarnated Christ, ... is commonly found in Scriptures as the "Angel of the Lord" which comes from the ...


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That is a creative observation, and is the type of teaching common in old rabbinical commentaries. Whether it is true or not is not something that we can say, because you are asking a question about spiritual etymologies. I will say that this lemma, אֶ֫בֶן, occurs 272 times in the Old Testament and means "unhewn" stone, so it is a symbol of Christ. ...


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I am not sure why this is even remarkable. We have an almost identical phenomenon in Gen 18 - three "men" who are clearly nothing of the kind but only have the appearance of men. One of them turns out to be the LORD (Jehovah) Himself and the other two are angels as Gen 19:1 makes clear. The angel Gabriel is Hebrew for "Man of God". In ...


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I confess I have never heard any charge that Daniel prophesied there would be a change from the Jewish Sabbath observance to Sunday worship. The former starts from sundown on Friday (the 7th day of the Jewish week) and the latter starts from midnight on Sunday (the 1st day of the Jewish week). All I have heard is that some people claim it was the Catholic ...


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To “speak words against the Most High” trying (NIV) “to change the times and the law” has to be anti God as in promoting unclean and evilness, and would refer to the in the Bible prophesied coming “Anti Christ”. Shall persecute (NKJ) “the saints of the Most High" and " the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time&...


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Does the Sixth Seal in Revelation 6:12 refer to the Medo-Persian Empire ? It is interesting that "Community" has seen fit to resurrect this Q. at this time, just as we, but one nation, are about to enter a possible "Winter of Discontent" to be made in-glorious by not only a resurgent pandemic but also by adverse politicking, the likes of ...


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LOL - an interesting conclusion. (That there weren’t enough ‘good’ angels.) But let’s add some [possible] understandings... Judah was in captivity - in a foreign land. A land that had, or more accurately, was under ‘other gods. Just exactly the same as when the children of Israel were in Egypt - under the Egyptian gods - and they [Egyptian gods] resisted ...


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Daniel 9:24 שבעים שבעים נחתך על עמך ועל עיר קדשך לכלא הפשע ולחתם חטאות ולכפר עון ולהביא צדק עלמים ולחתם חזון ונביא ולמשח קדש קדשים׃ And to anoint the Most Holy, קדש קדשים kodesh kodashim, "the Holy of holies." משח mashach, to anoint. Commentary's are divided if this was a future event to be taken literally (e.g Millenium era) or to be taken ...


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Not so fast - the word "place" does not appear in the Hebrew text - the Hebrew only says, "anoint most holy". Further, another five things were to occur as well. Notice that from the beginning of Daniel’s prayer in Dan 9, Daniel is concerned for (a) the “desolation of Jerusalem” (V2), and, (b) the people of the covenant who have been ...


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Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. (Daniel 2:46, KJV) The translation is inaccurate, unfortunately. The Hebrew does not actually say the king worshipped Daniel. It says the king worshipped in front of or before Daniel. Obviously, that can be ...


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The gold are the Babylonians, and the Babylonian Empire; the silver are the Persians, the bronze are the Greeks and the iron the Romans. The gold are indeed the Babylonians, as explicitly pointed out in the text itself (2:37-38). The kingdom of brass, which shall rule over all the earth (2:39), are the Persians, since that was what Cyrus' empire was most ...


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This image represents governments. Some of the governments pictured by the image’s feet and toes of iron mixed with clay are ironlike—authoritarian or tyrannical. Others are claylike. In what way? Daniel associated the clay with “the offspring of mankind.” (Daniel 2:43) Despite the fragile nature of clay, of which the offspring of mankind are made, ...


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The Book of Daniel presents the most difficult level of language of virtually any book in the Old Testament, according to my Hebrew professors. As such, its study is reserved for the higher levels of Hebrew courses. Daniel was a polyglot. He was a Jew who had been taken captive to Babylon and forced to learn the languages of the king's court. At least ...


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The Hebrew text has more than just "'am" for the expression in the question. Consider the interlinear for this verse. So for the first question, the "extra" words are in the Hebrew. As for the second question, again, there are those "extra" words in the text that intervene between "Messiah" and "people" ...


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