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Bibil Identifier bibil:239039
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) In Search of the Seventy "Weeks" of Daniel 9
Author Athas, George
Series Analecta Gregoriana (Volume: 1077)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 18338
Department Magasin 3
Publishing house Gorgias Press
Place Piscataway
ISBN 978-1-4632-0124-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 109 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Athas challenges the past assumptions by Book of Daniel scholars, especially with regard to the symbolism used in Chapter 9, and by analyzing the narrative and visionary parts of the book in its final redaction. In Daniel 9:21, the archangel Gabriel reveals to the prophet to anticipate an event occurring in seventy weeks. This exegesis provides a theory for chronological interpretation that includes dates for calculating the length of time for historically understanding exile, oriented by persecution during the rule of Antiochus IV Epiphanes in approximately 170-163 BCE. The weeks are not in direct succession and refer instead to a period of seven weeks (587-538 BCE) and a period of 62 weeks (605-171 BCE). This theory postulates that exile implies foreign domination.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Daniel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Hellenistic Period (333-63) : From the 2d cent. to the Roman Dominion (200-63) : Hasmoneans
Pericopes Daniel 9
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