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A. Y. Collins on Daniel 8

January 4, 2015 Comments off

In her book “Cosmology and Eschatology in Jewish and Christian Apoocalypticism”  Adela Yarbro Collins wrote referring to Daniel chapter 8:

[BRILL, 2000
p. 59-60.]

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Denis O. Lamoureux on the firmament and waters above

December 9, 2014 Comments off

Denis O. Lamoureux is the author of “Lessons from the Heavens: On Scripture, Science and Inerrancy.” [Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, Volume 59, Number 1, March 2007.]

The article focuses upon concordism as an interpretive approach to biblical cosmology in contrast to what he calls a modern phenomenological perspective. Lamoureux included the following discussion of the firmament:

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Francis Bacon and the firmament

November 16, 2014 Comments off

The scientific revolution in astronomy that occurred about 1750 AD fulfilled the prophecy of Daniel 8:13-14, when an angelic messenger or saint answered the question, “How long shall be the vision concerning the tamiyd [continual] and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?” The answer came: “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Read more…

Cosmology and Daniel’s 2,300 days

October 18, 2013 Comments off

The prophecy of the 2,300 days in Daniel 8:14 outlines the history of the geocentric cosmology of the hellenistic age, which became prominent in the centuries after Daniel, and persisted for 23 centuries after Daniel’s vision.

In the image below the 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 and the 2,300 days of Daniel 8:14 are compared.

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Nicholas of Cusa and the 2,300 days

October 15, 2013 Comments off

The following is Leroy Froom’s account of Nicolas of Cusa and his investigations on the prophecy of 2,300 days in Daniel 8:14.

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F. W. Farrar and the 2,300 days

November 8, 2012 Comments off

In the Olivet Discourse where Jesus responds to the question about the sign of his coming and the end of the age, Jesus focused upon seeing the abomination of desolation mentioned in the prophecies of Daniel. Scholars have long debated what he meant. In Daniel chapter 8, a prophecy is described that refers to 2,300 days, and its meaning would only be understood at the “time of the end.” [Dan. 8:17] When Jesus referred to one of the prophecies of Daniel in connection with the “sign” of the end time, he must have meant that when Daniel’s prophecies are understood, that would be the sign of his coming that the disciples requested.

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The 70 weeks and 2,300 days

October 21, 2012 6 comments

The chart below shows the relation between the 70 weeks, and the 2,300 days, and “this generation,” which is the generation Jesus represents. It runs off the chart at the right, because it continues forever.

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Literalism, rationalism, and the 2,300 days

October 20, 2012 Comments off

In Daniel 8 a little horn growing out of the head of a goat grows tall, up to the sky, where it casts stars and the host of heaven to the earth, and tramples them. This of course cannot be literal, but has to be interpreted. In verse 14, Daniel hears that the desolation of the sanctuary is to continue for 2,300 days. This specifies the termination of the desolation, but no start date is mentioned. The phrase “unto 2,300 days” indicates that the time extends from when the words were spoken by the angel in the vision, the 3rd year of Belshazzar, about 553 BC. If the days represent years, 23 centuries would end in about 1750 AD.

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The 70 weeks unsealed

October 15, 2012 8 comments

The following chart identifies ten time periods from the prophecies of Daniel, and Revelation, and the words of Jesus. These prophetic periods are all connected to one another. Three of them began in the lifetime of Daniel, and two were associated with the king Belshazzar. The duration of another is given in terms of units corresponding to the age of Darius when he was made king of Babylon. One key period, illustrated in bright yellow in the chart, is “this generation,” a period that extends from the birth of Jesus, to the end of time, because Jesus was raised from his grave, and lives and reigns forever, and he represents the generation in which he lived.

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Richard Bauckham and the 3 ½ years

July 8, 2012 1 comment

David, Isaiah, Daniel, and other prophets asked God, “how long?” They looked for a time when God will no longer hide, [Psalm 13:1; 89:46] when the adversary would no longer reproach the saints, [Psalm 74:10], when God would turn away his anger, [Psalm 79:5] when the wicked would not triumph, [Psalm 94:3-4] when the land would no longer mourn, [Jeremiah 12:4] when the time periods of prophecy would be fulfilled, [Daniel 12:6] when God would save his people, [Habakkuk 1:2] and avenge the blood of the martyrs. [Revelation 6:10]

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John Fletcher and Daniel’s 2,300 days

December 8, 2011 Comments off

John William Fletcher (1729-1785) was born in Switzerland, and was named Jean Guillaume de la Fléchère. Having learned English, he went to England in 1750, where he became acquainted with John and Charles Wesley. He was appointed vicar of Madeley, and was involved in the holiness movement in the Church of England, and Methodism. He was the chief systematizer of Wesley’s Methodist theology.

In a letter on prophecy written in 1755 to John Wesley, Fletcher discussed the 2,300 days in Daniel 8, and said they were fulfilled in the year 1750 AD.

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The 2,300 days prophecy and 1750 AD

October 22, 2011 Comments off

The 2,300 days prophecy of Daniel chapter 8 is one of the most remarkable prophecies in the Bible. It relates to events in the reign of the Seleucid king Antiochus IV, that were to have long lasting effects, that would be especially relevant in the “time of the end.”

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The time periods of prophecy

September 13, 2011 Comments off

This post consists of a table listing some of the time periods of prophecy, with scripture references.

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The 70 weeks simplified

August 19, 2011 Comments off

A good understanding of the prophecy of the 70 weeks can greatly strengthen our faith in the gospel, as Daniel’s prophecy is demonstrably accurate, and when understood properly it helps us to understand other difficult topics, such as the significance of  the time, times and a half, which in Daniel 12:7 refers to a period that extends to the end of the age, when all of Daniel’s prophecies will be fulfilled.

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A cure for preterism

August 15, 2011 2 comments

The chart below combines the four periods of seven times in Leviticus 26, the 70 weeks of Daniel 9, the 2,300 days, and several other time periods mentioned in prophecy.

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T. R. Birks on the time periods of prophecy 2

July 11, 2011 Comments off

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In the following, T. R. Birks’ discussion of the time periods of prophecy is continued. He exposed the weaknesses in the arguments of futurist S. R. Maitland.

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