To: Steve Bedard Subject: Truth Oh, Steve!! SB>You have yet to show any evidence that

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From: William Brown To: Steve Bedard Subject: Truth Oh, Steve!! SB>You have yet to show any evidence that Daniel was written after the facts. SB>You seemed to indicate that Daniel was written during the exile yet there SB>is a prophesy about Alexander the Great in Daniel 8:21-22. To quote from "Asimov's Guide to the Bible": "The anachronisims of Daniel begin with the first verse: Daniel 1:1`. In the third year of the reigh of Jehoiakim... came Nebuchadnezzar... unto Jerusalem and besieged it.. Daniel 1:2. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim.. into his [Nebuchadnezzar's] hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar... The third year of the reign of Jehoiakim would be 606 b.c., at which time Nebuchadnezzar was not yet king of Babylon. It was in 597 that Nebuchadnezzar took Jerusalem the first time (without actually destroying it). Jehoiakim had died by then and it was his son Jehoiachin who was given into the hand of the conqueror. Then, too, `Shinar' is an archaism that no contemporary of Nebuchadnezzar would have used. That name (the equivelent of `summer') was used to the land in Abraham's time..... To the Hebrews of the Exile, it was Chaldea and the temptation was to push Chaldea into the past (and speak of Ur of the Chaldees, for instance) rather than pull Shinar forward. Finally, Nebuchadnezzar is always spelled with the incorrect `n' in Daniel; and never, as in Jerimiah and Ezekiel, which were really composed in the Exilic period, with an at least occasional `r' to make it the more nearly correct "Nebuchadrezzar." There's more. You really ought to read that book. It's called "Asimov's Guide to the Bible"- it's published by Avenel, Crown Publishers, by arrangement with Doubleday Inc. There's more. Check it out. ====================================================================== From: John Musselwhite Kill To: Steve Bedard Msg #620, 20-Jun-93 12:30pm Subject: Re: Prophesy Hi Steve! Wednesday June 16 1993, Steve Bedard writes to Tyler A. Wunder: SB> There is a prophesy about Alexander the Great in Daniel 8:21-22. In the KJV there is mention of the a king of "Grecia", but the RSV is entirely different in its interpretation. There is no possible way you can relate the subject of that quote to Alexander the Great. That is beside the fact Alexander III (The Great) lived from 356-323 BCE and Daniel was written sometime around 167-164 BCE. If you wanted to relate Daniel to it, it would be remembering legends rather than prophesy of a future event.

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