Wednesday, August 01, 2012

On Of Times Past and Future: The prophecy of Daniel

In this meditative short video clip by my son Taraz, my grandson Daniel is featured . What a great name he has to try to live up to, considering the personage of Daniel in the Bible. - gw
The interpretation of prophecy is notoriously difficult, and on no subject do the opinions of the learned differ more widely. This is not to be wondered at, for, according to the revealed writings themselves, many of the prophecies were given in such a form that they could not be fully understood until the fulfillment came, and even then, only by those who were pure in heart and free from prejudice. Thus at the end of Daniel’s visions the seer was told:—
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. … And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
—Daniel xii, 4–9.

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