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Some possibilities why Daniel refused the King's choice of food. Unclean animals: According to this source, pork was the choice meat of Babylonians. If this is true, it is certain that Daniel was ready to die by not eating nor touching the food. Leviticus 11:7-8 (NIV) And the pig, though it has a divided hoof, does not chew the cud; it is unclean for ...


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The King said that the fourth person looked like "a son of the Gods." This is translated as "the son of God" in the King James Version, which has led some people to conflate the fourth figure with Christ, but it's important to remember that the concept of "the son of God (singular)" makes no sense to the King, who was a polytheist. He calls out to ...


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It is uncertain whether the person in question was an angel or was Christ. It is my understanding that it is fairly widely held among Theologians that this passage is an example of a Christophany, but I cannot quickly cite any references for that view. That the 4th person was a heavenly being seems quite clear from the context.


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Christians of many persuasions recognize this text as a definite and peculiar sign concerning the last days. Yet even though the majority of them can agree that the abomination of desolation is an important sign, they can't seem to agree on its specific nature. Even preachers are thrown into a quagmire of confusion - looking for something that no one is very ...


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David Pawson has an interesting answer, referring to a similar vision in Ezekiel 1. First, bear in mind that the Israelites were at that time in captivity in Babylon. Then: Clearly, the throne can travel in any direction. This symbolizes the omnipresence of God, who is able to be anywhere and everywhere. He is a mobile God. This is significant because, ...


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I've found a few sources for answering this question. The one I'm choosing to use as a reference is this one from Clay Watts, as it includes some views that are largely ignored in the other sources I've found. The Figurative/Idealist view: The order of events is a non-issue because the end-times prophecies are to be taken figuratively, not literally. The ...


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It is not explicitly stated whether or not this was a Christophany. Nebuchadnezzar's description that the Fourth was like "a son of the gods" without any commentary by the writer himself is circumstantial evidence that this was a legitimate conclusion. God does promise to be with us in the fires as He said through the prophet Isaiah: But now thus says ...


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My pastor preached a sermon on this exact question. There is a lot going on the that particular story but to answer your question. The reason had to do with the treatment of the food before it was served. Any of the kings choice food and drink was offered to idols before coming to the table. Thus the statement from Daniel about defilement.


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Why do people feel that there is a break in the Seventy weeks between the 69th and the 70th? Verse twenty-four begins with a direct declaration of whom this prophecy focuses upon, i.e., thy people (Jews) thy holy city (Jerusalem). Any interpretation of this prophecy, which ignores or overlooks this fact, must be entirely disregarded. Six ...


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From an Orthodox source we have: There is no doubt that these words of Jesus found their partial fulfillment when Titus placed an idol on the site of the burned Temple after destroying Jerusalem, however, it is equally doubtless that the Lord was also alluding to the end of the world ... But later, the author quotes some Fathers thusly: ...


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Daniel is referring to Antiochus IV, while Jesus is recalling that same historical event and applying it to a new prophecy in the destruction of Jerusalem under Titus. With respect to the phrase ‘abomination of desolation’ beside the reference in Daniel 9:27 to the ‘abomination of desolation’ there is the same idea to be found in early Jewish writing before ...


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  *In Daniel, as in Ezekiel, God cracked the door that we might peer into the heavenly realm.  In Daniel 7, we also have the only directly related vision referencing the Lord's throne with wheels.  These two visions of the throne have similarities and there is much imagery.  However, in Ezekiel the wheels are described in much greater detail.  Fiery Throne: ...



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