November - Reading 20

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    Good evening -

    The Book of Daniel

    Debate over the authenticity of the exestince of Daniel is irrelevant in that Christ speaks of him in Matthew 24:15. As Ezekiel was led into exile in the second wave departing Jerusalem in 597 BC, Daniel was led off in the first wave of exiles in 605 BC.
    Any reader who studies the origins of Scriptures will undoubtedly run across arguments that Daniel is largely a Book of fiction. This rests on a lack of faith in long range predictions and states that the four kingdoms spoken of by Daniel are Babylon, Media, Persia and Greece. However, upon examination of the text it becomes clear that the foru kingdoms are actually Babylonia, Persia, Greece and Rome.
    The linguistics of the Book also attest to its authenticity. Many of the words occuring in the text were already obsolete by the third century and gave the translators of the Septuagint a bit of a problem.
    The overall theme of this great Book of prophecy is God's sovereignty in all things. Much of the Book deals with eschatology, or, the study of the end times.

    From our first reading of the Book it should be obvious to the reader how closely the beginning of the story parallels the story of Joseph in Genesis 41.

    As we finish our reading of 1John, the author speaks of the confidence that we may have in our eternal life through Christ Jesus. The "sin that does not lead to death" in the context of this Letter is generally interpreted to mean sins that are of a lesser nature than the rejection of Christ's Divinity.

    May God bless you

    - Clint
     
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