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What evidence is there from scripture for why Daniel did not eat the King's food?

There are two primary, though related reasons for why Daniel would not eat the king's food and drink. Daniel was an Israelite (Dan 1:3) of the tribe of Judah (Dan 1:6). He would be bound by the ...
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Who first associated the fourth beast of Daniel 7 with the Roman Empire?

Several commentators before Jerome make this connection. We'll mention three,1 starting with Cyril of Jerusalem (313–386), who indicates that he is not the originator of this interpretation: The ...
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What's the significance of this image for Jehovah's Witnesses?

This looks very much like a modern portrayal of the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, as explained by the prophet Daniel in Daniel 2: 31 “You saw, O king, and behold, a great image. This image, mighty and ...
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Where is the dust of the earth?

You're asking the wrong question. This isn't a place; it is a state. "Sleep" is used hundreds of times throughout the Old and New Testaments as a euphemism or metaphor for death. Likewise, the theme ...
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Can we exalt ourselves above God?

The highlighted expression is explained in the next clause; "He shall speak marvellous things against the God of Gods". He is exalting himself above God in his own mind and in his ...
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What evidence is there from scripture for why Daniel did not eat the King's food?

Daniel 1:3-5 explains how some of the young men from Judah’s royal family and the nobility were taken captive and were to be trained for three years then they would enter into the service of King ...
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Do the measurements of the Ark have any important significance?

One feature of the dimensions of the ark is that it can contain a human body (in the foetal position as many were buried prior to mechanical digging). The last words of the book of Genesis contain the ...
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Why does church tradition teach that one third of the angels fell with Lucifer when no verse supports that

@BYE points in the right direction. Some of the prophecies in Revelation look backwards to events that occurred before John lived, because the contest between Satan and God goes back to the beginning ...
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From the Preterist (fulfilled eschatology) perspective, who was "the prince that shall come" of Dan. 9:26?

According to preterist interpreter Philip Mauro, the only answer is Titus. WHO IS "THE PRINCE THAT SHALL COME"? At this point we are confronted with a question which very seriously affects the ...
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According to Seventh Day Advent theology when does the 2300 evenings and mornings in Daniel 8:13-14 begin?

According to SDA theology, 457 B.C. is the beginning of the 70 weeks prophecy. The prophecy of Daniel 9:25 was fulfilled in 457 B.C. when Artaxerxes authorized Ezra through a royal decree to go to ...
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What was the hour of the Annunciation?

What was the hour of the Annunciation? There is nothing in Holy Scriptures that will be of any help here. But perhaps we could start with Dom Guéranger and tradition: A tradition, which has come ...
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Why do some Christians interpret Daniel's 1260 day prophecy as days and not years?

Why do some Christians interpret Daniel's 1260 day prophecy as days and not years? Whether a day is interpreted as a literal day or as a year depends on the context. Interpreters looked at the 70 ...
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Are there references in the gospels that confirm or deny the dual eternal resurrections of both the wicked and righteous souls in the Talmud?

Are there any references in the Gospels that confirm or deny the dual eternal resurrections of both the wicked and righteous souls in the Talmud? I believe there is at least one clear Gospel reference ...
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Did scholars doubt Belshazzar's existence before 1854?

Though generally we should all be all in favour of going back to the original documents the English google translation (of the original German) to which your question provides a link is not of good ...
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Why do we use the Hebrew name for Daniel, but Persian names for his companions?

Since your question is rather general, I'm going to offer a suggestion - a pretty plausible one, but a suggestion. It's probably because they are central to one famous story in the book of Daniel - ...
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Where did the rich young ruler hear of eternal life?

The Pharisees were the dominant religious sect of Judaism in Jesus's time. They taught strict adherence to the Law and all of the other laws added to it. They also taught the resurrection of the dead. ...
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Was the 1914 prophecy (derived from the book of Daniel) ever mentioned in any newspapers before World War I?

In 1843, a British tract published 1917 as a possible date for the end of the Gentile Times. In 1844, a British clergyman, E. B. Elliott, drew attention to 1914 as a possible date for the end of the “...
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Who was Darius the Mede?

Dr. Steven Anderson wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on Darius the Mede. His conclusion that Darius the Mede is Cyaxares II mainly derived from Xenophon’s book Cyropaedia. Xenophon was a student of ...
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Who was Darius the Mede?

One theory I have encountered is that Cyrus the Great is Darius the Mede and that Daniel is alluding to Cyrus's Median ancestry in part because Jeremiah 51:11,28 and Isaiah 13:17 suggest the Medes ...
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Do the measurements of the Ark have any important significance?

The golden ratio is (1+\sqrt(5))/2 = 1.618... This ratio appears in all sorts of forms in nature. In the spiral of a sea shell. in the number of leaves or petals in one "round" of a plant....
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Which kingdom is the fourth kingdom in Daniel 2?

Briefly, there are two Christian viewpoints as to what the iron legs refer to, depending on whether one holds that the destruction of the statue occurs in the end times of the world, or whether it has ...
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What happened to Nebuchadnezzar's kingdom during his punishment

Daniel 4:29-33 is the culmination of writings, beginning with a Babylonian history, a series of Dead Sea Scroll fragments known as pseudo-Daniel and then the biblical book of Daniel. M. H. Henze (The ...
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Who was Darius the Mede?

From what I can tell in other answers, it is eluded to that Daniel is speaking to King Darius I. I would like to bring some evidence that the Book of Daniel was written around 600 BC (Dr. Bryan S. ...
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What evidence is there to suggest that Daniel never existed?

In order to prove a negative, you need to demonstrate that the biblical figure is mentioned nowhere outside the one ancient book that contains information about him, and then show that the book is not ...
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Who first associated the fourth beast of Daniel 7 with the Roman Empire?

A massively documented history of the interpretation is given in the online article by Gerhard Pfandl, 'Interpretations of the Kingdom of God in Daniel 2:44'. According to it, Josephus in Antiquities ...
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Some questions concerning Aramaic in the Old Testament

Daniel Chapter 2 from the second part of verse 4 through the end of Chapter 7 is in written in the Aramaic language and with same script as the Hebrew scriptures. There are several less substantial ...
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Was the 1914 prophecy (derived from the book of Daniel) ever mentioned in any newspapers before World War I?

The booklet “VERMONT HISTORY-The proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society” summer 1993 issue, vol. 61, No. 3 on page 134; par 2, might be of interest to you. It gives a mention about an ...
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Who was Darius the Mede?

Who was Darius the Mede? It is often suggested it was Gabaru (also called Gobryas or Ugbaru). It needs to be understood that this general entered Babylon on the 16th Tashritu (Tishri) but died on the ...
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