Category Archives: Apocalyptic Literature

Matthew 24 – How to apply this text

I appreciate the verse in Matthew 24 when the Savior says, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 24:19) What is a great application of these passages? … Continue reading

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What is going on in Revelation 7:2-4 with the 144,000?

Revelation 7:2-4 And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the … 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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