Edward Nelson Statements
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- Daniel 11 is built on the framework of Daniel 8
The angel says in Daniel 10:14, that he has “come to make you understand… for the vision (chazown) refers to many days yet to come.” This refers to the vision of Daniel 8, as Daniel 8:1, 2, 13, 15, 17, and 26 use the same word (chazown) when speaking of the vision he received at that time.
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- Daniel 10:14 is a key interpretive text
Daniel 10:14 states "Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.” The content of the message of Daniel 11 is what will befall God’s people before they are delivered.
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- Daniel sees the glorified Messiah ministering in His sanctuary
This vision that precedes the message of Daniel 11 gives us insight into which “sanctuary” is being spoken of in Daniel 11:31 and how we should interpret its defiling.
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- Daniel 11 must be compared with other prophetic scripture that speak of the same topics
The prophecy of Daniel 11 must be studied and compared with other portions of the prophetic scripture that speak of the same topics. This includes prophecies from Daniel, Revelation, 2 Thessalonians, Matthew 24 and others that give a prophetic view of what God’s people will go through before the end.
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- Daniel 11 presents a continuous, forward chronological flow of time
The visions and interpretations of Daniel present a continuous forward chronological flow of time, including Daniel 11 which is a continuing interpretation of Daniel 8. Daniel 2, 7, 8 and 9 all give a continuous, forward flow of chronology in their vision and interpretative phases. Daniel 10-12 should be no different.
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- The King of the South is Egypt throughout the prophecy
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- The King of the North is Babylon throughout the prophecy
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- The second half of Daniel 11 should be understood typologically or symbolically
The second half of the prophecy of Daniel 11 should be understood typologically or symbolically based on a careful study of Daniel 11:23. As the sanctuary mentioned in Daniel 11:31 is the antitypical (heavenly, not earthly), and the people persecuted in v. 33-35 are antitypical (the Church not Jews) – so are the other references made later in the chapter. Egypt is antitypical of a world power that refuses to acknowledge God (see Rev 11:3-13 and GC Ch. 15) and Babylon is antitypical of a power that took God’s people captive (1,260 days), blasphemed God’s sanctuary and forced His people to worship idols.
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