THIS WEEK, we dig into one of the most historically dense sections of scripture. It’s especially fascinating because the history recorded here was written in advance.
Daniel was shown a vision of the wars that would rage across the land formerly held by Israel during the 3rd and 2nd centuries B.C. following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Kingdoms established by two of Alexander’s generals, Ptolemy I Soter and Seleucus I Nicator, fought back and forth over the Levant for more than a century, and Daniel recorded the prophecy of those wars so precisely that skeptics insist it must have been written after the fact.
Except that Daniel was part of the Septuagint translation of the Hebrew scriptures, which was completed before the events described in Daniel 11.
We also discuss territorial spirits again, based on Daniel 10’s reference to the princes of Persia and Greece, and the fascinating reference in Daniel 11:1, where the angelic messenger mentions in passing that he “stood up to confirm and strengthen” the king, Darius the Mede.
We note with sadness the passing of Doc Marquis on November 20, 2018 at the age of 62. Donations are being accepted at Doc’s website to help with funeral expenses.
Update: The 2019 SkyWatchTV Wars of the Gods Tour of Israel has added a special visit to Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered, where Jim Barfield of the Copper Scroll Project will show us some of the sites where some of the most important religious artifacts in history may be buried.
The tour flies from New York City to Tel Aviv Sunday, May 12, 2019, and returns Thursday, May 23. If you want to extend your trip a few days to join us in Jordan, you’d return Monday, May 27, 2019. For more information, log on to LipkinTours.com — but don’t wait!
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