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Constitualised space in Daniel 9

P.M. Venter
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 60, No 1/2 | a497 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v60i1/2.497 | © 2004 P.M. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 October 2004 | Published: 20 October 2004

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P.M. Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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The prayer in Daniel 9 theologically paved the way for prayers in the later synagogue. In this chapter the Daniel tradents linked a traditional penitential prayer to an apocalyptic narrative. Through this combination their view that man has to wait upon God to change history, is extended into a life of sanctification, teaching, fasting and the offering of penitence. As these tradents were estranged from the temple, they had to find somewhere else to conduct their liturgical services. Their apocalyptic mythological view of the temple enabled them to constitualise holy space away from the material temple. In this way they paved the way for the synagogue as house of prayer in later times.


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