SYNOPSIS: Unlike the book of Daniel, the scroll is unsealed in Revelation. The messianic age and the time of fulfillment arrived in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus – Revelation 1:1-3.
At the close of his visions, an angel commanded Daniel “to shut up the words and seal the book until the season of the end.” One school of prophecy sees this as a promise that the meaning of his prophecies will be disclosed in History’s final years, to the “last generation” to live before the end of the age. Continue reading →
Synopsis: The prophecies of Daniel find their fulfillment in the Book of Revelation, beginning in the first century A.D.
The Book of Revelation uses passages from the Hebrew Bible more frequently than any other book in the New Testament, especially from the Book of Daniel. But it does so allusively, never employing direct citations. Instead, John folds phrases from key texts recorded in Daniel into his narrative, often modifying them to make a point. Continue reading →