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11/26/07 The Book of Daniel I. Introduction a. Overview i. Two kinds of things in it 1. Begins with stories about a wise man, Daniel, who is a jew from Judea who has been taken into captivity in Babylon. Story about him and his 3 Jewish companions, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego 2. last half is futuristic visions from Daniel b. Place in Canon i. English: included among major prophets (5), Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel ii. Included among The Writings 1. because it was so late to have been written a. after the collection of the prophets were made for the Hebrew bible c. Narrative Context i. Supposedly 6 th century BCE in Babylon and Persia ii. Allegedly taken into captivity – stories about captivity during reign of King Nebuchadnezzar d. Actual Context i. Narrative context is not actual context ii. Historians think that the author is someone from centuries after, but was writing as if they were there and was Daniel iii. Thought to be written in 2 nd century BCE 1. Might have been oral traditions from the Diaskera: dispersed people iv. Some stories appear to be written in Judea – Judea becomes the name of the area that was early called Judah e. Languages i. Some is written in Hebrew ii. Ch 2-7 :written in Aramaic 1. related to Hebrew about the same way as Spanish and Portuguese are related to each other 2. Persian language II. Daniel’s Adventures in Babylon (ch 1-6)
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course JWST 103 taught by Professor Erhman during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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