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Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego - who is understood as the fourth person in the fire? [closed]

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who is understood as the fourth person in the fire? In the third chapter of book of Daniel after King Nebicanesor throws Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the ...
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Why did Daniel consider the allotment of food and wine to be wrong for him to eat? [closed]

When Nebuchadnezzar conquered Israel and took Daniel and other Jewish men into his court, he assigned them food and wine from the king's table. The king appointed for them a daily ration from the ...
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Who was Darius the Mede?

And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old. [Daniel 5:31] I have read much about the possible identities of Darius the Mede; to me, the most convincing alias is that of ...
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Who first associated the fourth beast of Daniel 7 with the Roman Empire?

Daniel's vision of the four beasts in Daniel 7 has long intrigued commentators. Regarding the vision of the fourth beast, the text reads: 7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a ...
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Why do we use the Hebrew name for Daniel, but Persian names for his companions?

Reading the book of Daniel, an odd thing struck me: all four of the men were given Persian names and yet it's only Daniel that is now called by his Hebrew name. Why is that we call his companions ...
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What's the significance of this image for Jehovah's Witnesses?

I was browsing through the friends of one of my Facebook friends. One of them is, I am guessing, a Jehovah's Witness because some of their posts have Jehovah's Witness-related entries such as photos ...
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What is the "abomination of desolation"? [closed]

"'Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand)'" (Matthew 24:15, NASB) I don't ...
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What evidence is there from scripture for why Daniel did not eat the King's food? [closed]

Reading through Daniel brings up many questions. One question that is brought to mind is "what evidence does the scripture provide to show why Daniel would refuse the King's food?" I have read many ...
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What are common explanations for the angel being delayed for 21 days in Daniel 10:13?

In the book of Daniel chapter 10, Daniel is in a period of mourning because a great war is coming. He fasts for 21 days and then sees a vision of what I presume to be an angel. Before the angel ...
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Was it just Daniel who prayed toward Jerusalem or did all exiles do so?

While studying the book of Daniel I came across: Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt ...
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What are the different views regarding the order of events for end-times prophecy?

As an example for this question, Jack Chick has put together some stories on the end times, which are a compilation of prophecies in Daniel, Revelation, the gospels, and some other books. However, his ...
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Was the 1914 prophecy (derived from the book of Daniel) ever mentioned in any newspapers before World War I?

This question is about the time period of 2520 years derived from the book of Daniel and the calculations that that period ended in 1914. There is this other question that states that this ...
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From the Preterist (fulfilled eschatology) perspective, who was "the prince that shall come" of Dan. 9:26?

This question was asked previously without calling for a particular Christian perspective, and I believe it deserves an answer. In two parts: How will Christianity identify the prince of the people ...
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What is the argument supporting that there is a break between the 69th and 70th week in the book of Daniel?

In the book of Daniel it mentions the 70 weeks. “Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there shall be ...
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Why do some Christians interpret Daniel's 1260 day prophecy as days and not years?

I was pleasantly surprised to see the popularity of Daniel's seventy weeks prophecy held by Christians across multiple denominations in an recent question about "the fulness of time". In it, ...
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What evidence is there to suggest that Daniel never existed?

In the Wikipedia article on Daniel, the writer states: "the broad consensus is that Daniel never existed.[1]" One book from 1999 written by John J. Collins is referenced with this statement, but I do ...
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Where is the dust of the earth? [closed]

Daniel the prophet wrote: “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt” (Dan. 12:2). Where in the ...
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Is the “Dome of the Rock” the “Abomination of Desolation” spoken of by the prophet Daniel? [closed]

The Abomination of Desolation spoken of in both Matthew and Mark is specifically in reference to “End Time” perspectives. Are there any Christian teachings that the Dome of the Rock is the “...
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Does Daniel 12:1–2 indicate the damned will have physical bodies like the Saints?

In Daniel chapter 12 we are given some insight into the last days, and it appears the many who have been buried will awake. Does this mean that all will have the same type of resurrection body? ...
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Fasting in Daniel 10, What is going on? [closed]

Cyrus king of Persia revealed to Daniel that something bad was happening. He fasted and did the whole 9-yards for 3 weeks. My question is, what happened afterwards? He obviously was super tired and ...
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Why does the throne in Daniel 7:9 have wheels and are they literally wheels? [closed]

Daniel 7:9 He sat on a fiery throne with wheels of blazing fire. There are also references to wheels in Ezekiel Chapter 10 (which may or may not be related). Is there a significance to the ...
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How was the 70 weeks of Daniel understood over the ages?

What were the beliefs regarding the total fulfillment/non total fulfillment of Daniel's 70 weeks prophecy before the Scoffield bible era? I am especially interested in those who believed there was ...
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Which doctrine supports the idea that Daniel 2:44 is the Millenium Kingdom?

After looking at Clarence Larkin's charts, I noticed that some (chart1, chart2) of them associate the Kingdom in Daniel 2:44 with the Millenium Kingdom. Is there any doctrine that supports this? I ...
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According to Seventh Day Advent theology when does the 2300 evenings and mornings in Daniel 8:13-14 begin?

Daniel 8:13-14 NIV 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, “How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled—the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the ...
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What was the hour of the Annunciation?

I'm reading Benedict XVI's "Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives" and he indicates how Gabriel appeared to Zachariah in the evening. Also Gabriel appears to Daniel (Dn 9, 21) at the same hour: ...
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Why does church tradition teach that one third of the angels fell with Lucifer when no verse supports that

The verse used is Rev. 12:4, but the context takes place in the midst of the great tribulation and not before Adam sinned. Daniel 8:10 seems to confirm that the stars that the dragon flung down were ...
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On the Seventy Sevens Prophecy of Daniel (9:24-27); and in particular, what length of a year is likely being alluded to?

Recently, I have spent some time trying to better understand the Messianic prophecy given in Dan. 9:24-27, which begins with ``Seventy weeks are decreed .... It seems that many English translations ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians who was seen walking in the fire with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego?

In the third chapter of Daniel, 3 Jewish men get thrown into a fiery furnace. The King who had them thrown in looks and sees a fourth person walking around with them in the fire. This fourth person ...
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The first seven weeks of Daniel’s 70 week prophesy

I understand how Daniel’s prophesy of 69 weeks until “Messiah the Prince” has been fulfilled (Daniel 9:25), but I have a question about the first seven weeks of his prophesy. Was Jerusalem rebuilt in ...
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How do the SDA understand 'Christ's ministry in the heavenly sanctuary' based on Daniel 8:14?

According to fundamental Belief 24: (Christ’s ministry in the Heavenly Sanctuary) the SDA believe that Christ began his investigative judgement in 1844.This they refer to as the end of 2300 days of ...
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Is the Holy Watcher of Daniel 4:23 of a Similar Class to those Found in Scroll of Enoch? [closed]

Daniel makes mention of a holy watcher, which is an interesting distinction from the usual references to angels. Is this of a similar class to the watchers found in the scroll of Enoch? Or is this ...
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Why did Daniel feel the need to pray towards Jerusalem, even at the cost of his own life?

After Darius signed a decree which said that anyone praying to any god but Darius should be thrown into the Lion's den, Daniel goes and prays anyway. Daniel 6:10-11 ESV When Daniel knew that the ...
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Does the Bible say for sure that Daniel was a eunuch?

Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. (Dan 1:9, KJV) The prince of the eunuchs is the guy Daniel asks for permission to eat the pulse and water ...
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Did scholars doubt Belshazzar's existence before 1854?

I was doing some research on people's views on King Belshazzar mentioned in Daniel 5. All the Christian apologists who defend the book of Daniel mention that his existence was disbelieved among the ...
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Where did the rich young ruler hear of eternal life? [closed]

Something prompted the young ruler in Matthew 19:16 to ask Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. (Word search for "eternal life" and "everlasting life" ) The phrase "everlasting life" ...
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Are there any Christians who understand Daniel 10 implying that there is an evil spirit prince over each country?

The angel (I believe it is Gabriel) says: "Soon I must return to fight against the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia, and after that the spirit prince of the kingdom of Greece will come." ...
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What is the significance of Daniel's Ch.10:4 vision date?

4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel. My presumption of any given text is that details matter. If details are included at,...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses justify their interpretation of Daniel chapter 4 given the specificity of the text?

Pages 215-218 of the Jehovah's Witness book "What Does the Bible Really Teach?" contains a section entitled 1914​—A Significant Year in Bible Prophecy. In that section Nebuchadnezzar's dream of the ...
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What is the Dispensational Interpretation of Daniel’s Stone Kingdom?

I would like to understand the following vision from the viewpoint of the Dispensational system of prophecy. What is the stone kingdom, and when did it arrive? Does it begin at John the Baptist’s ...
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What happened to Nebuchadnezzar's kingdom during his punishment

Reading Daniel 4:29–33, I understand that Nebuchadnezzar was punished by God due to his pride. During his punishment, did his kingdom cease to exist or was there a new king? Who was in charge of ...
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Which church denomination has a very strong emphasis on the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation?

I was wondering which church denominations have a very strong emphasis in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation since it seems they are linked to one another?
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Who is the speaker and who is "him" in Daniel 11:1 according to the Seventh-day Adventist?

Daniel 11:1 New American Standard Bible In the first year of Darius the Mede, I arose to be an encouragement and a protection for him. In my own interpretation, the speaker is Jesus and the "him&...
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What is the signficance of the Prince of Persia delaying the Archangel Michael coming to Daniels aid? [closed]

A writer on Rumor mill news .com recently posted the idea that the Prince of Persia is a substitute (Satanic) god that some Christians worship as God and become deluded in the process. I cannot at ...
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How can we understand the SDA interpretation of Daniel 9:26?

According to the SDA interpretation of Daniel 9 the seventy weeks terminate in AD34. Daniel 9:26 New King James Version (NKJV) 26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall [a]be cut off, ...
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How did the author Daniel copy Babylonian literature?

This is an apologetics question involving history and archeology to which I’m looking for a christian’s answer. Below is a quote from theologian Joyce G. Baldwin on her essay (pg.97) regarding the ...
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What explains the similarities in appearance between Jesus and a certain angel?

The primary physical description for Jesus is Revelation 1:13-15. I noticed that this physical description is essentially identical to the angel in Daniel 10:5-6 (unnamed, maybe Gabe). Each is/has: ...
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Which decree is the correct interpretation of Daniel 9:25?

Whilst there are other questions I have found similar to this one, they do not specifically seem to explain the exact start date for the 70 week prophecy in Daniel regarding the command to rebuild ...
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Using the Hebrew calendar is there a way to determine when the seventy seven's starts and ends? [closed]

Using the Hebrew calendar is there a way to determine the start and end of the seventy seven's. Will it end on a jubilee year, and how will that date translate to our current calendar, for example ...
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How do different denominations defend their interpretations of Daniel 2's prophecy?

The second chapter of the book of Daniel talks about Nebuchadnezzar II's dream of a statue made of several metals and its prophetic significance for the future. I've heard people claim that this is a ...
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Daniel Chap 8 little Horn?

Daniel Chap 8 always confused me. The last (4th) Beast was detailed in Chap 7 and the former 3rd beast detailed in Chap 8. Both detailed beasts had a little horn coming up later but from different ...
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