Marcus Bates Statements
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- Daniel 11 – Principles of Interpretation
1. Avoid interpretive dogmatism.
2. Scripture is to be its own expositor and interpreter.
3. The principle of typology applies to geographic terms in apocalyptic prophecy.
4. There is an interpretive consistency between Daniel and Revelation.
5. There is a sequential consistency between Daniel’s four apocalyptic visions.
6. The “king” in Dan. 11:36 represents Papal Rome and not atheistic France.
7. The interpretive framework for Daniel 10-12 is based on clear textual markers.
8. A transition from geographic and global powers takes place in Dan. 11:30-31.
9. The “time of the end” extends from the year 1798 to Christ’s return.
10. Daniel 11 discusses three conflicts between the kings of the north and south.
11. The “king of the north” is discussed in vs. 16-39.
12. The OT relationship between ancient Babylon and ancient Judah presents an apocalyptic model
that applies on a global scale in Dan. 11:40-45.
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