Book of daniel dating
The dream of Pharaoh's butler indicated that he would be release from prison 'within three days' ("The Maccabean date hypothesis, a widely held theory of the origin and date of the Book of Daniel, was originally advanced by the third-century A. The discomfiture of Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar as related in Daniel were intended to be prophetic of the defeats and downfall of the hated Epiphanes."Following Jerome's refutation of Porphyry, he was more or less dismissed by Christian scholarship as a mere pagan detractor who had allowed a naturalistic bias to warp his judgment. C.), in relation to his prophetic ministry (Dan 10:1). The appearance of Persian-derived governmental terms, even in the earlier chapters composed in Aramaic, strongly suggests that these chapters were given their final form after Persian had become the official language of government."Notice carefully that our task is much more simple than would first appear.
But during the time of the Enlightenment in the eighteenth century, all supernatural elements in Scripture came under suspicion, and Porphyry's theory received increasing support from J. Daniel seems to have revised and completed his memoirs during his retirement sometime about 532 or 530 B. when he would have been close to ninety years old (assuming his birth c. We do NOT have to demonstrate that the Book of Daniel was written according to conservative theories--in the 6th century BC.
The detailed and accurate prophecies contained in that book have motivated many, Skeptic and professed believer alike, to subscribe to the theory of a late date of composition for Daniel in the time of the Maccabees.(Ezekiel ,20; 28:3) These references show that even during his own lifetime, in the sixth century BC, Daniel was already well-known as a righteous and a wise man, worthy of being mentioned alongside God-fearing Noah and Job.The authenticity of the book of Daniel further received support when the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the caves of Qumran, Israel.It also counters the arguments made by the critics, who claim that the Book of Daniel is not a prophetic piece of writing, written from 570 BC - 536 BC, but really a fraudulent piece of writing, written between 167 BC to 63 BC.
The following text is not my own writing but credit goes to: ''Pay Attention to Daniel's prophecy'' written by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society.Some say the editor in the 2nd century used certain traditions to compose the final form of Daniel.