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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Daniel: Chapter Summary

The Inscription of דָּנִיֵּאל/Daniel. בֵּלְטְשַׁאצַּר/Belteshazzar. Daniel, a man of desires, and רַב חַרְטֻמַיָּא, master of the magicians, 1. A description of Daniel, 2. His wisdom. He was a Prophet, contrary to what the Hebrews teach. The harmonization of Junius less apt, 3. The authority of the book asserted against the Hebrews and Porphyry, 4. The books argument and consummate usefulness, 5. The style is not the same everywhere. The perspicuity of the same is vindicated by Broughton, 6. An account of the time in which he prophesied is sought, 7. The book has two parts: I. The history of Daniel and his companions under the Kings Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, and Darius (Daniel 1-6). II. The prophetic visions of Daniel under Belshazzar, Darius, and Cyrus (Daniel 7-12). A Synoptic Table of the book, and its Interpreters, ancient, Reformed, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Hebrew, 8.

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