The book of Daniel was written from 605 to 530 B.C. in both Aramaic (2:4 – 7:28) and Hebrew (1:1 – 2:3; 8:1 – 12:13) by Daniel during the reigns of Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, Darius the Mede, and Cyrus. Much of the writing is a historical narrative; however, chapters seven through twelve are also apocalyptic. Chapter nine is written Hebrew as it deals directly with Israel and its future as opposed to the Gentile nations.
The context of Daniel 9:24-37 is grounde...
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... theme flowing through the passage. Still, further studies by the author of this paper concerning biblical Hebrew might reveal new insights into the verb usage and overall interpretation of the phrase.
The final item, “to anoint the most holy,” has created some debate as to the object of this anointing. Some scholars believe that this refers to the future temple of the millennial kingdom linking it to Ezekiel 40-48, while others remain undecided. Other scholars note that while the concern in 539 B.C. was the holy city of Jerusalem and the temple, it is ultimately a man that was to be anointed (Matt. 12:6). This author is unable to draw a definitive conclusion concerning the object of the anointing; however, in keeping with the eschatological theme of the proceeding points, the most likely object of the anointing is the consecration of the millennial temple.
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