The following articles are related to the topic of DANIEL

An Exchange with Professor Wallace of the Dallas Seminary

In a previous article titled: Dallas Professor Rebuffs Common Quibble on Eis , we reviewed some material in Daniel Wallace's excellent book, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics (Zondervan, 1996). We identified Dr. Wallace as a "Baptist," and we used the expression "the Baptist Dallas Theological Seminary." Our Mistakes We have received a communication from Professor Wallace correcting us in two ... read more »

Adam Clarke & Albert Barnes: Scholars from the Past

Occasionally in these weekly articles I like to depart from the "heavier" subjects and take one of those inviting side-trails that explore interesting facts of history. This week we have a "human interest" piece concerning two renowned Bible commentators. Adam Clarke (1762-1832) Adam Clarke was the most famous commentator the Methodist Church ever produced. As a child he was judged ... read more »

Harold Camping’s New Revelation: “Leave the Church!”

In 1992, Harold Camping, a syndicated television preacher operating out of Oakland, California, penned the following words: "The results of this study indicate that the month of September of the year 1994 is to be the time for the end of history" (1994?, New York: Vantage Press, p. 531). Some 3,500 years earlier, Moses wrote: "[W]hen a prophet speaks in ... read more »

How Do I Distinguish the “Literal” from the “Figurative”?

"I do not understand why ministers will teach that one passage in the Bible is 'literal,' while they say that another one is 'figurative.'For instance, in one of your articles you argue that the 'days' of the creation week are literal (twenty-four hour days).On the other hand, you say that the '1,000 years' mentioned in Revelation, chapter 20, is 'figurative.'Why ... read more »

Tora! Tora! . . . Torah!

Some years ago there was a movie that chronicled the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The title of the production was, "Tora, Tora, Tora." "Tora" is a Japanese term meaning "tiger." The expression was a code signal back to Tokyo, signifying that the stab-in-the-back mission was complete. That wordplay is not an inappropriate title for this article, ... read more »

Learning to Trust God

In his classic novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), author Daniel Defoe has his leading character, Crusoe, cast upon a deserted island off the coast of South America following a violent shipwreck. For more than 28 years he languished under conditions that most would consider unbearable. On a certain occasion, however, the isolated Englishman reflected upon his circumstances - perhaps more deeply ... read more »

Jehovah’s Righteous Branch

The prophet Jeremiah was a prisoner of his own people, confined to "the court of the guard" in the city of Jerusalem (Jeremiah 33:1). He had agitated the Hebrews by his prophecies of the coming Babylonian invasion, and the ravaging of the city of Jerusalem. The day would come, he declared, when the city will be filled with the dead ... read more »

The Use of the Preposition “Eis” in Matthew 12:41

In numerous articles we have called attention to the force of the preposition eis as used in Acts 2:38. Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto eis the remission of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. See our recent article, The Preposition Eis in Acts 2:38 ... read more »

The Value of Old Testament Study

Several NewTestament passages teach the temporary design of the Old Testament system (the Law of Moses), and the fact that the new covenant of Christ superseded the Old (Col. 2:14; Eph. 2:14-15; Gal. 3:23-25; Rom. 7:1-6; Heb. 6:12; 9:15-17). If the Old Testament has been abrogated, why should a person be concerned with studying it? This is a question pondered ... read more »

A Rose Is a Rose; Or Is It?

A few years back, I was teaching some students in a remedial reading class. I remember working with a young boy named Jacob. As we were sounding out the words on the page, we came to a couple of sentences like these: John rose from the table. John smelled a pink rose. The task was a relatively simple one: Determine ... read more »