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Category Archives: Daniel
I talked in my post yesterday about the statue in Daniel 2. I said that I identified with liberal scholars who argue that the legs represent Greece and the feet represent Alexander’s successors, the Diadachoi. Conservative scholars tend to argue … Continue reading
I am reading the Book of Daniel for my daily quiet time. A few days ago, I was reading Daniel 2. In Daniel 2, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has a dream about a statue, which is made of various metals. … Continue reading
Desmond Ford. The Abomination of Desolation in Biblical Eschatology. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1979. I used to listen to Desmond Ford at one of the churches that I attended as a child. The church’s leader would play for … Continue reading
In my blog post today on Lee Harmon’s Revelation: The Way It Happened, I’ll be talking about the most difficult passage in Lee’s book. I’ll use as my starting-point Daniel 9:24-27. That passage says the following (according to the King … Continue reading
I started Jonathan Goldstein’s Anchor Bible commentary on II Maccabees. Goldstein dates I Maccabees to 90 B.C.E., Jason of Cyrene’s work to 86 B.C.E., and the abridgement of Jason’s work that we recognize as II Maccabees to 78/7-63 B.C.E. Goldstein … Continue reading
I started Brad Young’s Jesus and His Jewish Parables: Rediscovering the Roots of Jesus’ Teachings. In my latest reading, Brad Young defends the view that Jesus’ spoken language was Hebrew. I wrote a post a few months ago that touched … Continue reading
I have three items for my write-up today on Ben Witherington III’s The Christology of Jesus. 1. In my post on this book yesterday, I struggled to understand Witherington’s view on Jesus’ eschatology, as I sought an answer to the … Continue reading
Growing up in the Armstrongite tradition, I heard about Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of the image in Daniel 2 over and over again. It was also emphasized in an independent Seventh-Day church that I attended. I continually learned and relearned that the … Continue reading
Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 502. “In Daniel, the Christian dogmatists had discovered a Sibylline book, with vague insinuations and mystic numbers, which they contended contained prophecies related to … Continue reading