Based upon these assumptions, the references to the desecration of the Temple and the 'abomination that makes desolate' in 8:9-12; ; and must refer to events known to the author. The inaccurate description of the end of Antiochus' reign and his death in -45, on the other hand, suggests that the author did not know of those events, which occurred late in 164 or early in 163 B. The roots of the hagiographa (idealizing stories) about Daniel and his friends in chaps. Hartman writes: "Having lost sight of these ancient modes of writing, until relatively recent years Jews and Christians have considered Dn to be true history, containing genuine prophecy. 7-12 are written in the first person, it was natural to assume that Daniel in chs.The best candidates for the historical referents of these events are the desecration of the Temple in Jerusalem and the erection in it of a pagan altar in the autumn of 167 B. 1-6 may date to an earlier time, but the entire work was given its final shape in 164 B. 1-6 was a truly historical character and that he was the author of the whole book.
He found his comfort and strength in the promise the Lord gave him in his call "Be not afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you." chapter 1: "They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you and deliver you, says the Lord." chapter Jeremiah live through these terrible forty years, "the close of the monarchy'', "the death agony of the nation" could be titles to his prophetic book. The contents of Ezekiel indicate that little has changed in the attitude of the Jewish people who have come to Babylon This was adapted from Charles H. Driver wrote early in the Twentieth Century that No critical question arises in connection with the authorship of the book, the whole from beginning to end bearing unmistakably the stamp of a single mind (Introduction to the Literature of the Old Testament, 297. Taylor, Ezekiel: An Introduction & Commentary, 13-20. By premillennial definition, the millennium is to follow His second advent. Future national blessing is the emphasis of Ezekiel. 29), as people who continue to listen to false prophets and practice idolatry. A Survey of Old Testament Introduction, 377-79 for a more indepth discussion; also see John B. Nevertheless, the Lord Jesus ordained the sacrament of holy communion as an ordinance to be practiced even after His crucifixion, and He specified that it was to observed until His second coming (1 Co : 'till he come'). Whereas Jeremiah's primary emphasis was to warn of impending judgment (with a slight focus upon coming restoration), Ezekiel was emphasizing that necessary judgment on sin established a foundation for future national blessing.Jeremiah was one of the priests that lived at Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, a village about 2 Jeremiah was young, usually considered to be about 20, when the Lord called him to be a prophet (chapter 1:6). (chapters 2, 3) He continued to serve as a prophet until after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC.After the destruction of Jerusalem the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, left Jeremiah in Jerusalem with Gedaliah, the governor of the remaining people.