Nowadays, in view of our increased knowledge of the early spread of Greek culture and language to Palestine and surrounding countries, it has be come a puzzle for those who date Daniel late why the book does not contain scores of Greek terms instead of just three." Linguistic studies show that Greek expressions exist in texts of the Near East long before the Maccabean era.Along with these preliminary observations the Adventist advocate should be aware that on the other hand a number of scholars in our own ranks admit the presence (but not the pre-eminence) of Antiochus Epiphanes in Daniel's prophecies.The late date of Daniel has come to be one of those "assumptions tidily packaged and put away as being no longer open to question." James A.
Did you know Russia has nine time zones, and before some consolidation in March 2010, they had 11?
The Russian psyche pulses with these influences, as much today as in years gone by.
Geographically, Eastern Europe represents a huge area and as a result of sheer size is a melting pot of some very exotic and sensual races.
Armies, missionaries, and merchants have trod the roads passing through here for centuries.
Concerning the third area, it must be said that this objection often has its origin in an evolutionary concept of theological development, rather than in the Biblical evidence.
As far back as the Westminster Confession there were godly interpreters of Scripture who saw Greece as the fourth empire, and Epiphanes as the chief character.And wherever warriors and traders travel, they mix with the local women; and the results are evident in the faces, personalities, and beauty of the women you find from the Ukraine to Russia to the Czech Republic.You also get a culture that still lionizes family and society closeness.Rejection of the authenticity of Daniel is usually defended on the following grounds: 1.In reading commentaries on Daniel the writer has been struck by the complete sclerosis of critical thought regarding the date of its composition, and the implications of the Creek words in Daniel for that date.In both cases the meaning is obviously that of the pronouncement and enactment of a royal command.