Monthly Archives: December 2017

Daniel

The Book of Daniel in Early Mormon Thought Daniel 1 – Wisdom and Knowledge Daniel 2 – The Stone cut from the Mountain Daniel 3 – The Fiery Furnace Daniel 4-5 – The Tree, King’s Madness, and The Writing on … Continue reading

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The Book of Daniel in Early Mormon Thought

The Book of Daniel in Early Mormon Thought David J. Whittaker Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah Versions of this essay were presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, December 1987, and at the Mormon History Association … Continue reading

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Daniel 10-12

Daniel 10-12 The Fourth Apocalyptic Vision Daniel 10 Daniel is shown the Lord in vision in this chapter. We read: Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded … Continue reading

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Daniel 9

Daniel 9 Apocalyptic Vision #3 Daniel 9 is about Daniel’s confession that the reason for the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem and the captivity is due to the failure of the Jewish people to be faithful to the covenant … Continue reading

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Daniel 8

Daniel 8 – Apocalyptic Vision #2 Daniel sees the rise of the Medo-Persian empire – verse 3 “a ram which had two horns”… (Daniel 8:3) He also sees the rise of the Greek Empire, brought about by the conquests of … Continue reading

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Daniel 7

Daniel 7 – Apocalyptic Vision #1 Daniel 7 is all about the rise of four mighty empires: Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece, and Rome. The vision shifts in verse 9, where Daniel sees “the thrones cast down, and the Ancient of Days…” … Continue reading

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Apocalyptic Visions of Daniel

Daniel 7-12 contain visions of Daniel that are apocalyptic. What is apocalyptic literature? Apocalypse is a Greek word meaning revelation, and apocalyptic as an adjective describes the genre of literature that contains visionary or revelatory experiences. Although such writings have been known from ancient … Continue reading

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