What is nationalism and how did it play a role in the life of Israel as the people of God? This article examines the characteristics of neo-Babylonian nationalism before looking at two biblical examples of nationalism. The focus is on some of the eschatology concerned with Israel's future, which also involves the nations.
In the interpretation of the book of Daniel, how should the stories of Daniel and his three friends be viewed? Are they "traditional tales" originating in the eastern Jewish Diaspora during the Hellenistic period, like it is sometimes assumed? This article discusses the issues of interpretation of Daniel 1–Daniel 6 in relation to authentic history.
A very important date for the interpretation of the book of Daniel is 536 BC. This date refers to the end of the seventy weeks of Daniel 9:24. It is also the start of the sixty-nine weeks of Daniel 9:25-26. At the end of this period a messiah would appear and Jerusalem would be rebuilt. The author argues that Nehemiah was this anointed one.
The thesis of this article is that according to Jesus' words in Matthew 24:15 and a literary analysis of the book of Daniel, the sixth-century prophet composed the book.
Chapter 1 is an introduction to the book of Daniel. The author considers the book's composition, dating, and message. At the end are a few questions to facilitate further reflection.
This article concerns itself with the interpretation of prophecy in the Qumran commentaries. Interpretation of older Scriptures was a major factor in the intertestamental period. For the first time, systematic commentaries on Old Testament books are produced. The commentaries of Philo originate from this period. The interpretation of the prophecy of Daniel marks a shift in Hebrew interpretation of prophecy.
The use of the term "saints" for believers is new in the New Testament; in the Old Testament, it was very rarely used. In the New Testament it is a term applied to men and not angels or heavenly beings. In this essay, the author reflects on this development. Particular attention is given to the book of Daniel.
This commentary on the book of Daniel discusses the themes of the kingdom and covenant which run through this book. The author also discusses the place of the book of Daniel within the biblical framework of redemptive history, the date and the structure and theology of the book Daniel. This section is also an exposition of Daniel 1.
The book of Daniel presents a constant battle that faces every Christian: the battle between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world. The many idols of this world exert an influence on believers. Christians must ask themselves: how are we going to live through this battle? The answer lies in Christ.