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Bibil Identifier bibil:224761
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The "Little Horn" of Dan 7,8: Malevolent or Benign?
Author Gardner, Anne E.
Journal Biblica (Volume: 93, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 209-226 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It has been claimed that Dan 7,8 is an addition to the vision in Dan 7,2- 14 and its «little horn» indicates a wicked character, usually Antiochus Epiphanes. By paying close attention to the description of the «little horn» and its context, it is demonstrated that allusions to earlier biblical passages, including Daniel 4, are present. These indicate that the «little horn» is a benign character who should be differentiated from the «other» horn(s?) of 7,20-21.24-25 and the «little horn» of Dan 8,9-11. As the latter represents Antiochus Epiphanes, the little horn of Dan 7,8 must be pre-Maccabean.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Daniel
Pericopes Daniel 7,8
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