UPDATE :- Looks like Yale University and Scholarship agree. Well, when they catch up that is!
After you’ve read my deductions, consider check out the Yale position, by clicking the link above.
UPDATE 2 :- This explains The king who exalts himself Section in the Book of Daniel
It clearly shows that Antiochus was in Egypt ans had a Victory before 164 BC
Why are people so stupid?
How obvious do these Biblical corruptions need to be? Are we really this stupid? What say you Atheists! What, you want to show me your wit first. What good is that. Don’t you know what religions and the empire did to the folk in Rwanda. Sure it was them. Don’t you remember the scramble for Africa and how those tribes where divided and eventually conquered. I’d rather we were serious for just one minute. Ya see, things are more connected than you may first imagine… Imagination, it’s like belief. It can get you into all sorts of trouble. Ask those suicide bombers. Whoops, can’t they’re gone, never to return. Now that’s reality!
Let’s examine this fundamental and clumsy work of fraudulent propaganda, called the Book of Daniel.
An interesting discrepancy arises between Josephus’s depictions of events relating to Alexander’s taking of Jerusalem in 332 BC. According to Josephus, Alexander was shown the Book of Daniel. He was so impressed with the prophecy about a Greek king conquering Persia that he sparred Jerusalem and moved on to Egypt.
Now , I’m very confident that Daniel is a Book written after 160 BC. If I’m right, then this is clear evidence of a Roman conspiracy and religious corruption. Let’s now look at this magical Book of Daniel.
Contrast Josephus account with the scholarly consensus that the Book of Daniel was written about Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 167 BC (or later) – another of those 1.5-century discrepancies.
Before you progress, I recommend you read the Bible’s Book of Daniel. Sorry, but it is the topic of this section.
According to the historical record, Nebuchadnezzar II was responsible for the destruction of the Jewish temple and the imprisonment of Jewish people in Babylon. He was king of Babylon between 605–562 BC. Nabonidus and his son Belshazzar were rulers over the period 556–539 BC before being overthrown by Cyrus the Great. Darius the Great succeeded the son(s) of Cyrus to reign in 522–486 BC. Belshazzar is famously associated with the phrase “the writings on the wall”.
Some of the evidence for the historical version of this story comes again from another relic of the past: the Nabonidus (Wiki) Cylinder. The Book of Daniel claims that Belshazzar was the son of Nebuchadnezzar II and that Darius succeeded(came after) Belshazzar. Perhaps the author Daniel or someone else, aspired to create the impression that God had power over Nebuchadnezzar through Daniel. However, this doesn’t bear out because Marduk was the god of the Babylonians when Cyrus came to power. Alternatively, the author may have, in desperation, been trying to convince a contemporary leader that rulers should obey and follow the God of Judaism, and if they didn’t, hard times would follow. A desperate act to influence a formidable foe.
Further, there is a misalignment of eight years regarding the siege of Jerusalem. And then there are, in addition to prophecy, some extraordinary magical events presented as if they had actually occurred. If you accept the Book of Daniel is God’s word, you have to accept that men, with God’s blessing can walk in fire with angels and folks can sleep with hungry lions. I mean, come on. This is a pure fabrication. Not to mention, for “extra” effect the fires were heated up seven times hotter than “ever” and fried the soldiers but not the inquisitive king. Never, ever, ever happened folks. Never.The following is from the Bible’s Book of Daniel (BibleGateWay).
30 During that night Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans was slain,
31 And Darius the Mede took the kingdom; he was about sixty-two years old.
Biblical Scholars suggest there was a Darius the Mede to account for the fact that this person could not possibly be the historically known leader Darius the Great. When I looked up Darius the Mede (Wikipedia), I was confronted by more sketchy material that seemed to support the clumsy work of a fraudulent prophecy. I’m reminded of the Nostradamus saying that scholars may be in for some trouble in the future. How could this simple fraud last so long?
The “historical” support for the Book of Daniel nonsense was coming from those I suspect are guilty of complicity and yet another heretical/apocryphal religious work(banned or censured) is involved.
In the apocryphal Bel and the Dragon, verse 1 mentions Astyages the Mede, who was the last king before Cyrus the Persian; but nearly the same verse is added in the Septuagint after the end of Daniel chapter 6, having the name “Darius” in place of “Astyages”. (LXX Dan. 14:1 and Dan 6:29)
Tampering? Of course it is.
So when and why was the Book of Daniel (Wikipedia) really written, if it’s another corruption related to the Babylon influence?
From the Dead Sea Scrolls, we know that the Book of Daniel was in existence before 125 BC; the Septuagint version of Daniel is dated to 100 BC. Perhaps the Maccabees thesis (Wikipedia) and yet another siege of Jerusalem (Wikipedia) may shed some light, and yet again we start to see suggestions of a story dressed up to look like a prophecy when in fact it may have been written after all the events had occurred.
Some theories suggest that the king of Judah at the time of the Maccabees revolt, Antiochus IV Epiphanes (Wikipedia), was the fourth Beast of Daniel’s vision rather than anyone from Rome or somewhere else, as the traditions have portrayed. Some scholars also believe the trouble may have been started by a conflict between the Hellenized and Hebrew Jewish authorities of the time, rather than being initiated by Antiochus. Again the religious telling may be showing a repeating pattern. It was propaganda to excuse the deeds of the victors.
At the time of Alexander the Great’s death, he had conquered ten kingdoms (Wikipedia). Are they Daniel’s ten horns? The kingdoms were:
- Asia Minor
- The Levant
- Parts of modern Afghanistan
- Pakistan (Wikipedia)
10. The steppes of central Asia
Apparently by 281 BC, this situation had stabilized to four domains.
- The Antigonid dynasty in Macedon and central Greece
- The Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt, based at Alexandria
- The Seleucid dynasty in Syria and Mesopotamia, based at Antioch
- The Attalid dynasty in Anatolia, based at Pergamum
Antiochus IV Epiphanes (Wikipedia) became king of the Seleucid Empire, which included Assyria, the Levant, and Mesopotamia. From Daniel we hear about a scenario where out of the three will rise one. In 167 BC Antiochus backed the Hellenized Jews and went to war against the traditional Jewish faith; this war lasted until his death in 164 BC. If that was in fact 3.5 years, then it would be equivalent to 1,290 days. Now, what event happened 45 days later?
Daniel 12:11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the “1,335 days. 13 “As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”
Abomination of desolation (Wikipedia)
The Maccabees Revolt (Wikipedia) lasted around seven years or so, from 167–160 BC. If this was actually 6.5 years, that equates to 2,300 evenings and mornings before peace or sanctuary was restored to the peoples of the “traditional” Jewish religion.
Daniel 8:14 He said to me, “It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated.”
It’s also in Daniel that we see a different use of the term “kingdom” when compared to the Book of Isaiah. In Isaiah kingdom only relates to a kingdom on earth. A territory governed by a ruler or emperor. In Daniel, we are introduced to the idea of an eternal kingdom in heaven.
There is significant focus on this theme of the father’s kingdom in the Jesus sayings of the Gospel of Thomas. I have to wonder is this where Jesus gets his point of reference from and he is trying to make a correction against this fallacy.
When you read the Book of Daniel with this and other historical information, it seems quite clear that Daniel is about the events leading up to and including the Maccabees revolt. Could the Book of Daniel also have been the inspiration for the style and content of the Book of Revelation? You betcha it was.
Two linked corruptions down and three more to go. Kinda reminds me of the five columns democracy needs.