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Die Daniëlboek se twee Sitze im Leben

M. Nel, D.J. Human
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 58, No 4 | a716 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v58i4.716 | © 2002 M. Nel, D.J. Human | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 October 2002 | Published: 27 October 2002

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M. Nel, University of Pretoria, South Africa
D.J. Human, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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The two contexts of the book of Daniel

Die Book of Daniel presupposes an exilic date of origin in the sixth century. The real context in which the book originated is the second century BC, during the persecution by Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Jewish fanatics opposing his hellenization policy. In order to fully understand the book, it is necessary to take into account the historical detail of both contexts.


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