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This learn of the publication of Daniel examines the ideology of divine and human rule in Daniel's old resumes or reports present in chaps 2, 7, eight, nine, 10-12. It seeks to discover the worries that encourage the resumes and the innovations the resumes use to unravel cognitive and experiential dissonance. free Ends argues that the resource of dissonance in Daniel stems no longer from failed prophecies (as has been mostly argued), nor do the visions functionality as symbolic theodicies to deal with a contradiction among divine strength and divine goodness within the face evil. The research proposes, as an alternative, that the historic resumes tackle profound contradictions touching on divine energy and presence within the face of Hellenistic/Seleucid rule. those contradictions achieve a main issue aspect in Daniel 8's depiction of the desecration of the temple (typically Daniel eight is visible as a terrible copy of the victorious imaginative and prescient of divine energy present in Daniel 7). This problem of divine absence is addressed either in the imaginative and prescient of chap eight itself after which within the following visions of chaps nine, and 10-12, by utilizing narrative (both mythological narrative and ancient narrative).

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Lemaire; Boston: Brill, 2006), 227. 128. Mark Turner, The Literary Mind (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996). 129. , v (emphasis original). 130. Hayden White, “The Narrativization of Real Events,” Critical Inquiry 7 (1991): 795; Jameson, Political Unconscious, 13. 131. This understanding of historiography runs along rails that diverge somewhat from the historiographical principle used by J. Huizinga and biblical scholars such as John Van Seters. Huizinga de¿ned historiography as “the intellectual form in 1 30 Dissonance and the Drama of Divine Sovereignty the process by which these events are made meaningful or achieve coherence that is important for my purposes.

43, which is not in the vision report and refers to the mixed marriage between the Seleucids and the Ptolemies. E. marriage between Cleopatra and Ptolemy V. See further Ginsberg, Studies in Daniel, 8; Montgomery, Daniel, 96; Polak, “Aramaic Literary Milieu,” 263–64; Davies, “Daniel Chapter Two,” 397–98. Reinhard Kratz, Translatio Imperii: Untersuchungen zu den Aramaischen Danielerzahlungen und ihrem theologiegeschichtlichen Umfeld (Neukirchen–Vluyn: Neukirchener, 1991), 71–72, adopts the idea of the third-century redaction but understands the toes to be a Maccabean insertion.

31 resolution of that conÀict within the future, or within the realm of anticipation. ”137 For Kermode, the ending is the point at which contradictions emerging in the narrative are often resolved and loose ends tidied up. From this point, one may look back on the narrative or the experience and view it as an intelligible whole. Daniel’s historical résumés constitute con¿gured time. As such, the résumés should be read as having the same abilities to establish consonance and coherence. The problem for Daniel is not quite the same as it is for Ricoeur, who sees temporal experience itself as the problem needing resolution.

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