Lack of understanding as to how apocalyptic and prophetic literature communicates has hindered the church especially in the last hundred years. In addition, a failure to grasp the larger story that alone makes sense of the details in this text have resulted in imposing on it a framework of understanding foreign to it.
While the author fails in equating Daniel 2 with Daniel 7, his analysis of Daniel 9 is excellent. Click to read: sbjt_v14_n1_gentry.pdf
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