Study Guide Dan

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STUDY GUIDE New Oxford Annotated Bible, Third edition Daniel 7-12 Introduction to Daniel The book of Daniel can be divided into 2 parts. The first part (chapters 1-6) tells the story of Daniel and his friends, Jewish exiles who survive and prosper by remaining faithful to the LORD. These young men are portrayed in a manner very similar to the portrayal of Joseph in Egypt (Gen 39-50). In the second part of the book Daniel himself has a series of visions. Who interprets for him? See also 8:15-16. The last 6 chapters of Daniel are called apocalyptic literature or an apocalypse . This type of literature was very common in the period from 200 BC to 200 AD, but only two of these apocalypses are included in the Protestant Bible: Daniel and Revelation. 2 Esdras in the Apocrypha is also an apocalypse. Apocalyptic literature is a kind of prophecy and, like prophecy, is seen as a revelation given by God. Apocalyptic is distinctive in several ways It has a particular literary style: o use of symbolism and numerology. o
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