Have you participated in studies of the symbolism and meaning of the book of Revelation? If so, these verses will seem quite familiar since they basically parallel specific events prophesied by John on the isle of Patmos. We will see how the explicit imagery revealed by God to Daniel (555 B.C.) and to John so many years later (95 A.D.)[i] are so similar that there is no explanation other than revelation from an almighty God. No, these two guys did not sit down together to work on a homework assignment so they could get it right. These books were written more than six hundred years apart even though they both contain prophesies that we are anxiously anticipating in the coming days.
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