Contrary to the way we count today, if today is Friday, three days from now is Sunday.
Source: Drawing by Karla Van Huysen based on a relief from the central palace at Nimrud (London: British Museum).
Israelite prophecy tends to coagulate around periods of political insecurity and crisis.
Likely given to Jeremiah at different times, the prophecies were collected according to the nations, not the chronology. Jeremiah 46:2 "Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaoh-necho king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah." The messages against “Egypt” fall into two parts: the first (verses 2-12 deals with Egypt’s defeat at “Carchemish” in 605 B. This battle had already occurred before the destruction of Jerusalem. Carchemish was a very prominent Hittite city in Mesopotamia. With all your mighty preparation for the invasion of Nebuchadnezzar, when ye come to the encounter, ye shall be "dismayed" (Jer. Or of the Lord, who foresaw all this, and represents it as if it was done because of the certainty of it.
C., and the second refers to Egypt’s coming judgment at the hands of “Nebuchadrezzar (verses 13-26). Upbraiding the Egyptians with their lacking courage and cowardice.
Hebrew University professor Avraham Malamat has aptly applied the term “bipolar politics” to this contest.
Bible trashers who reject inspiration wrongly conclude the numbers are a fiction created centuries later by uninspired men to create an historical backdrop to bolster and promote a current political agenda."I" = "inclusive" (non-accession).The theological outlook of the author, with his interest in angelology, his apocalyptic rather than prophetic vision, and especially his belief in the resurrection of the dead, points unescapably to a period long after the Babylonian Exile.His historical perspective, often hazy for events in the time of the Babylonian and Persian kings but much clearer for the events during the Seleucid Dynasty, indicates the Hellenistic age. Alberto Soggin writes: "The first difficulties in the historical classification of the book begin with the deportation of Daniel and his companions. Complex problems of foreign policy followed, to which we alluded in our discussion of Jeremiah.This six month difference in determining when a number changed from "1" to "2" in the Bible text needs to be carefully understood in order to convert these numbers onto a modern BC time scale where we use January 1 as the new year! Jeroboam wanted to change everything in Israel so it was different from Judah.1 Introduction 2 Israel (Northern Kingdom) in Crisis 3 Judah (Southern Kingdom) in Crisis Study Guide Ahaz, Amaziah, Amos, Call narrative, Day of Yhwh, Gomer, Hezekiah, Hosea, Immanuel, Isaiah of Jerusalem (First Isaiah), Jonah, Micah, Nineveh, Sennacherib, Shalmaneser V, Tiglath-Pileser III, Zion, Zion theology Tiglath-Pileser III Tiglath-Pileser III of Assyria, known as Pul in the Bible, effectively expanded the Assyrian empire into Syria and Canaan. Sibley Towner writes: "Daniel is one of the few OT books that can be given a fairly firm date.