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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Book of Daniel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
1 Maccabees 1:54, with Daniel 9:27, 1 Maccabees 2:59, 60 with Daniel 3:6), whence it is inferred
Daniel surviving in the den of lions: "Darius" appointed Daniel as one of three chief ministers of the new kingdom of the Medes.
Daniel 11:31 (and elsewhere) refers to "the abominable thing that causes desolation." This appears to refer to the erection of a statue of Zeus in the Jerusalem temple in 167 BCE, and would indicate that the book was written later than that date.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Book-of-Daniel   (2308 words)

 frontline: apocalypse!: apocalypticism explained: the book of daniel
And in fact the Book of Revelation is largely a Christian interpretation of the Book of Daniel.
In Daniel's interpretation, however, these refer to the succession of kingdoms after the Babylonians, the very kingdoms that are in charge of the Jews, ending with the Seleucids, who are the feet of clay, whom the forces of God crumble, cause the statue to collapse and this gives rise to a new kingdom of Israel.
And Daniel was, as a book, really responding to the political crisis of Antiochus Epiphanes and the political forces of war that are all about.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/apocalypse/explanation/bdaniel.html   (1544 words)

 Daniel, Book of (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
This book is ranked by the Jews in that division of their Bible called the Hagiographa (Hebrew: Khethubim).
Daniel is "the historian of the Captivity, the writer who alone furnishes any series of events for that dark and dismal period during which the harp of Israel hung on the trees that grew by the Euphrates.
That Daniel is the writer of this book is also testified to in the book itself (7:1, 28; 8:2; 9:2; 10:1, 2; 12:4, 5).
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/danielbookof.html   (305 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - DANIEL, BOOK OF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The date of the writing of the book may be inferred from the following considerations: It was not written by one of the exiles, for many portions of the text could not have been composed by a contemporary of the second king of the Babylonian empire and his immediate successors.
Nor would a contemporary of Nebuchadnezzar and his successors have written the stories of the Book of Daniel in the form in which they exist, since they contain many details that can not be harmonized with the data furnished in other historical sources.
The Book of Daniel was written during the persecutions of Israel by the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=34&letter=D&search=daniel   (2079 words)

 Daniel Summary
Daniel is presented as a Jew in the Babylonian exile who achieved notoriety in the royal court for his dream interpretations and cryptography and for his salvation from death in a lion's pit.
Christians regard Daniel as a prophet, and Jesus is quoted as referring to him as "Daniel the prophet" in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14.
In the context of the books of the Bible, Christians refer to Daniel as one of the "four great prophets"; as the Book of Daniel appears in most Christian editions of the Bible, after the other three "great prophets" (Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel).
www.bookrags.com /Daniel   (1355 words)

 Overview of the Book of Daniel
The key to the book is revealed in the relationship between the future Gentile dominion and the Jewish historical context.
The book of Daniel then shows God's plan to give dominion over to the Gentile nations until the time of the end when the full plan would be sealed up or finalized.
The book of Daniel shows the rejection of the Messiah by the Jews, the future destruction of Jerusalem, the reign of antichrist, and the coming triumphant Messiah who is given an everlasting Kingdom by God.
www.endtimes.org /daniel_overview.html   (1514 words)

Daniel sees a ram with two horns (the Medes and the Persians) pushing victoriously towards the west, north and south, until it is struck by a he-goat (the Greeks) with a great horn (Alexander) between its eyes.
In Daniel, as in this last book of the Bible, one is in presence of contents whose general purpose is undoubtedly to comfort God's people under the ordeal of a cruel persecution, chiefly by means of symbolical visions bearing on "the time of the end".
The Hebrew and Aramaic sections of the Book of Daniel thus far dealt with, are the only ones found in the Hebrew Bible and recognized by Protestants as sacred and canonical.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04621b.htm   (4323 words)

 Daniel Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The book of Daniel lays the basis for the book of Revelation.
Daniel and his friends were themselves teenagers when they were first taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar and carried off to the land of Babylon.
Daniel asks certain questions of the angel who has revealed this to him, and then he is given to understand two great principles that are at work in human life.
www.prophecyupdate.com /daniel_introduction.htm   (4315 words)

 Book of Daniel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alternative modern views maintain that the book was written or redacted in the mid-second century BC and that most of the "predictions" of the book refer to events that had already occurred.
Traditionally, the book of Daniel was believed to have been written by its namesake during and shortly after the Babylonian captivity in the sixth century BC.
According to modern-day scholars, Daniel 12:2 is the earliest clear reference in the Old Testament to the resurrection of the dead (Hartman and Di Lella, 1990, p.
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 Book of Daniel - Bible Survey
Daniel 3:17-18, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king.
Daniel 9:25-27, “Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.
Daniel chapter 6 records Daniel being thrown into the lions’ den for refusing to pray to the emperor.
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Daniel survived a castration operation and spent the rest of his long life in the city of Babylon, in the service of the royal court.
Daniel is described as living in Babylon for the entire duration of the Babylonian empire, a period of 72 years.
Daniel 2:41 and 11:3 described it as a kingdom ruled by a warrior king that is divided into 4 sections after his death.
www.religioustolerance.org /daniel.htm   (2446 words)

 Exodus 2006 - The Book of Daniel
The Book of Daniel, the famous prophet and interpreter of dreams, is an obvious place to begin.
Daniel was born into the nobility in Jerusalem, but he was captured and exiled when palestine fell to the Babylonians in 605 BC.
Daniel was contacted by angels, (these are discussed in more detail in the chapter about Enoch), and they provided Daniel with details about the future.
exodus2006.com /2daniel.htm   (887 words)

 The Date of the Book of Daniel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
For instance, where the book of Daniel is concerned with the activities of the king of the north the Maccabean literature is concerned with Jewish opposition to the Seleucid king.
On top of that Daniel is pictured as a "loyal subject of the king" and the story serves "to set a model of Diaspora life"; this is of course hardly the portrait one would suggest as a model of behavior during a time of persecution to the point of extermination.
It is sometimes claimed that because the book of Daniel is not found in the books of the Prophets but rather in the books of Writings that this means the books was not considered canonical by the Jews and that this is evidence of its late date-see Rennie for instance.
www.tektonics.org /guest/danielblast.html   (15250 words)

 Book of Daniel - [thad hopkins]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Daniel was given power over all Babylon, and the others in power wanted to find something to use as evidence against Daniel to bring him down, but there was none to find.
Daniel responded and said that God had sent angels to close the mouths of the lions, because Daniel had done nothing wrong, and so Darius had him removed from the den.
Those who conspired against Daniel were then thrown in, along with their wives and children, and torn apart before they even reached the bottom of the den.
othello.alma.edu /~07tmhopk/bookofdaniel.html   (3787 words)

 Book of Daniel
Daniel, a book in the Old Testament of the Bible, is listed with the Major Prophets by Christians and with the Writings (Ketuvim) by the Jews.
Daniel is a form of Apocalyptic Literature rather than prophecy; it is cast in symbolic imagery about the end of time and is attributed to an earlier authority.
The book was intended to encourage Jews in the face of religious persecution by the Hellenistic kingdom of the Seleucids and their Jewish sympathizers.
mb-soft.com /believe/txs/daniel.htm   (5877 words)

 Daniel: an introduction
As Alexander was escorted into the city, Jaddua showed him the book of Daniel, in which the Greek empire had been specifically identified 200 years earlier as the instrument that would overthrow the Persians.
The fourth chapter of Daniel was written by the Gentile king of a pagan nation, a remarkable fact when you consider how carefully the Jews regard the contents of their holy Scriptures.
The last half of Daniel is filled with prophecies of the future so detailed that critics have no choice but to claim that the book must have been written after the history it describes took place.
www.pytlik.com /observe/daniel   (443 words)

 Book of Daniel defended
Daniel would have been the highest-placed and most recognized of the Jews of the Exile; he would have been taken to Babylon around 605 BC, and Zeke started his ministry in 593 - plenty of time to get a good rep! Finally, the linguistic data is against the identification with the Ugaritic Dan.
In Daniel 6:8 the writer says "in accordance with the laws of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed." This would not make any sense by saying the king would be bound by the laws of the Persians as well unless they were a composite empire.
Daniel's interpretation of the dream depicted the iron kingdom as one that would "crush and shatter all these [prior kingdoms]" but would itself become "a divided kingdom" (2:40-41) as symbolized by the feet that were part clay and part iron.
www.tektonics.org /af/danieldefense.html   (13751 words)

 Amazon.com: Book of Daniel: Books: E.L. Doctorow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is a book rich in characters, from elderly grand- mothers of immigrant culture, to covert radicals of the McCarthy era, to hippie marchers on the Pen-tagon.
The title's allusion to the biblical Daniel is reflected throughout the text in a number of clever ways as the narrative leaps between historical reflections, allegories, and vivid evocations of moments and events in the life of Daniel, his sister, and their families.
The plot of the book is a finely woven quilt recalling the history of a mysterious leftist underbelly of America in the middle of the twentieth century, admirably portrayed by its personifications in Paul and Rochelle.
www.amazon.com /Book-Daniel-E-L-Doctorow/dp/0679736573   (2562 words)

 USCCB - NAB - Daniel - Introduction
This work was composed during the bitter persecution carried on by Antiochus IV Epiphanes (167-164) and was written to strengthen and comfort the Jewish people in their ordeal.
The Book contains stories originating in and transmitted by popular traditions which tell of the trials and triumphs of the wise Daniel and his three companions.
Daniel and the Kings of Babylon (Daniel 1:1-6:29)
www.usccb.org /nab/bible/daniel/intro.htm   (412 words)

 Daniel, book of the Bible. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
B.C. In its canonical form, the book reads as a divine vindication of the exiled Daniel and the Kingdom of God for which he suffers as the representative of the people of God.
The book is both an assurance to the faithful and a summons to perseverance in light of superhuman efforts to eradicate the people of the heavenly King.
Fragments of the book of Daniel have been found at Qumran (see Dead Sea Scrolls).
www.bartleby.com /65/da/Daniel-book.html   (371 words)

But Daniel refers especially to the third edict which was issued in the year 457 B.C. Seventy weeks make four hundred and ninety days.
But in the twenty-fifth verse of the ninth chapter of the Book of Daniel this is expressed in another manner, as seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; and apparently this differs from the first saying.
That is to say, the fulfillment of the vision of Daniel took place in the year A.D. 1844, and this is the year of the Bab's manifestation according to the actual text of the Book of Daniel.
bci.org /prophecy-fulfilled/daniel.htm   (1619 words)

 Book of Daniel
The Book of Daniel is the Apocalypse or Revelation of the Old Testament...
The "crisis" in the time of Daniel was the bitter persecution carried on by Antiochus IV Epiphanes (167-164 BC), a symbol of the Antichrist, well portrayed in the Books of Maccabees, and the work was written at this time to strengthen and comfort the Jewish people in their ordeal...
Chapter 6: Daniel in the lion's den, in the reign of Darius.
www.biblia.com /jesusbible/daniel1.htm   (1766 words)

 Who's Behind NBC's 'The Book Of Daniel' ??
"Daniel's" dysfunctional and degenerate family, led by a weak-willed father, is permeated with suspicion and backbiting.
The powerhouse behind NBC Universal's "The Book of Daniel" has got to be Jeff Zucker, a Jew.
While the creator of "The Book of Daniel" is an Irish-Cuban ex-Catholic homosexual named Jack Kenny, the comedy is produced by Universal, one of the great Jewish film production companies.
www.rense.com /general69/book.htm   (1200 words)

 The Cancellation of The Book of Daniel - explorefaith
The Book of Daniel had as its main character an Episcopal priest.
Daniel had chronic back pain and he was addicted to Vicodin.
I watched the first episode of The Book of Daniel, and I liked seeing a character on TV trying to talk with Jesus about his troubles.
www.explorefaith.org /news/02_21_06.html   (713 words)

 DVD Review: The Book of Daniel @ Blogcritics.org
Daniel Webster is unquestionably a troubled man, but that’s actually akin to the point of the show.
Daniel believed in a power greater than himself and tried to lead himself and those around him as best he could, in the way that he thought was right.
The Book of Daniel is available on DVD as of September 26, 2006.
www.blogcritics.org /archives/2006/10/07/202225.php   (1164 words)

 The Book of Daniel | PopMatters Television Review
This Son of God is primarily a buddy, underscoring Daniel's belief (or hope) that with faith in our lives, we are never alone.
Petitioning Christians to email NBC Chairman Bob Wright their displeasure, the AFA warned that Daniel mocks Christianity by presenting a "very unconventional" Jesus and populating the Webster clan with homosexuals (at least one a Republican), a drug dealer, a horny teen, and a martini-swilling wife.
Wise or not, Daniel sees it all around him: his daughter Grace (Alison Pill) is caught selling marijuana to make extra cash, his brother-in-law absconded with more than $3 million in church funds, his adopted son Adam (Ivan Shaw) is sleeping with the church warden's daughter.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/b/book-of-daniel-060112-2.shtml   (937 words)

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