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Bibil Identifier bibil:224526
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Antiochus IV as the Scorned Prince in Dan 11:21
Author Scolnic, Benjamin
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 62, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 572-581 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract While most English translations render nbzh in Dan 11:21 as “contemptible, vile, despicable,“ closer examination will demonstrate that this Biblical Hebrew word should be translated as “spurned, scorned, rejected.“ Once one understands Dan 11:21 accordingly, other ancient sources can be brought to show that this verse states, in its own thinly-veiled code, that before his rise to power, Antiochus IV, son of the late king Antiochus III and brother of the current king Seleucus IV, had been scorned and had not been given appropriate royal honors. This verse should be seen as another element in the evaluation of Dan 11 as an accurate and important historical source for the events surrounding the rise and rule of Antiochus IV.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341086
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Hellenistic Period (333-63) : From the 2d cent. to the Roman Dominion (200-63)
Pericopes Daniel 11,21
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