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The Book of Daniel


gav

What think ye of the Book of Daniel?  

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  1. 1. How do you consider to the OT Book of Daniel in its current form?

    • Historical fiction like mainstream scholarly consensus concludes.
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    • Important inspired prophesy that should be taken very seriously.
    • Never really thought about it and why should I care.
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    • Found little value in it up till now.
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    • Other. Please elaborate...
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  2. 2. If significant value and applicability could be demonstrated, would you change your current position on the book of Daniel?

  3. 3. Can the the Book of Daniel shed light on Revelation and other apocalyptic scripture and visa versa?

    • Yes, substantially. Please elaborate, if so inclined.
    • No, not significantly.
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    • Doubtful, too much speculation on the subject of apocalyptic prophesy already exists.
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2 hours ago, gav said:

Please check out the poll and comment if so inclined.

Whom has decided that the “Book of Daniel”, is fiction? Or rather who are the “mainstream scholars”, who have deemed it so, as many of it’s prophecies have been and are coming to pass, along with the many other Prophets who have spoken of it, and echoed it’s warnings. The Book of Isaiah, which also proclaims many of the same, and was quoted by Jesus Christ, extensively, and much of it backed up by the Book of Mormon, and all of our ancient and modern day Prophets. In short, looking for a “CFR”, as the term “mainstream scholars”, reminds me that of the scripture, (too paraphrase), “the day will come when men having  itching ears, will see teachers unto themselves”. Of course this scripture, or thought, can be applied to almost anyone, in any age”, but since this is an LDS website.  

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38 minutes ago, Bill “Papa” Lee said:

Whom has decided that the “Book of Daniel”, is fiction? Or rather who are the “mainstream scholars”, who have deemed it so, as many of it’s prophecies have been and are coming to pass, along with the many other Prophets who have spoken of it, and echoed it’s warnings. The Book of Isaiah, which also proclaims many of the same, and was quoted by Jesus Christ, extensively, and much of it backed up by the Book of Mormon, and all of our ancient and modern day Prophets. In short, looking for a “CFR”, as the term “mainstream scholars”, reminds me that of the scripture, (too paraphrase), “the day will come when men having  itching ears, will see teachers unto themselves”. Of course this scripture, or thought, can be applied to almost anyone, in any age”, but since this is an LDS website.  

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The Anchor Bible series offers new, book-by-book translations of the Old and New Testament and the Apocrypha, with commentary. This volume on the Book of Daniel has been prepared by two distinguished biblical scholars from the faculty of the Catholic University of America: Alexander A. Di Lella, Professor of Old Testament, and the late Louis F. Hartman, Professor of Semitic Languages.
The Book of Daniel was written as resistance literature, to strengthen and console loyal Jews of the second century B.C. who had to endure religious, economic, and social oppression at the hands of Antiochus I. The inspiring stories in which Daniel and his companions Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego survive the ordeals of the lions' den and the fiery furnace dramatize for believers of all time the ultimate test of faith--the willingness to risk one's life for one's beliefs.

The after the fact authorship as resistance literature explanation has been around since BC and is pretty much the standard among "biblical" scholars these days

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33 minutes ago, gav said:

The after the fact authorship as resistance literature explanation has been around since BC and is pretty much the standard among "biblical" scholars these days

As have those seeking to water down, or cause other to have little Faith in the process of how Scripture is taught. In fact, those who have sought to cast doubt upon the “Word of God”, have been around since the “Garden of Eden”. This is prevalent within many past and present scholarly circles, because “heaven forbid”, if Scripture truly reflects the “mind and will of God”, that means he truly exists, and his laws and judgments carry eternal weight.  

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