Amos 8:12

Hebrew Bible

10 I will turn your festivals into funerals and all your songs into funeral dirges. I will make everyone wear funeral clothes and cause every head to be shaved bald. I will make you mourn as if you had lost your only son; when it ends it will indeed have been a bitter day. 11 Be certain of this, the time is coming,” says the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a shortage of food or water but an end to divine revelation. 12 People will stagger from sea to sea, and from the north around to the east. They will wander about looking for a message from the Lord, but they will not find any. 13 In that day your beautiful young women and your young men will faint from thirst.

Daniel 12:4

Hebrew Bible

2 Many of those who sleep in the dusty ground will awake—some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence. 3 But the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. And those bringing many to righteousness will be like the stars forever and ever. 4 “But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase. 5 I, Daniel, watched as two others stood there, one on each side of the river.

 Notes and References

"... In the Polel stem, shwt generally means “go eagerly, quickly, to and fro” in search of something. In some passages, this search may involve physical movement (Numbers 11:8; Job 1:17; 2:2; 2 Samuel 24:2,8; Jeremiah 5:1; 49:3; Amos 8:12). For example, in Numbers 11:8 people “rove around” in search of manna and in Amos 8:12 people will go in search of the word of God which cannot be found. Yet, in other passages (2 Chronicles 16:9; Zechariah 4:10), it denotes “searching,” which scarcely involves physical movement. In 2 Chronicles 16:9, God’s eyes are said to “rove around” throughout the whole world (also Zechariah 4:10). Rather than a physical movement, the meaning here is that God observes the activities of men. In sum, shwt implies searching, involving either bodily movement in search of something or a mental activity of searching into something. The context of Daniel 12:4 suggests that “rove around” be understood as “searching” into the meaning of something. The increase of “knowledge” directly sequels the activity of ‘roving around.’ ..."

Bediako, Daniel K. "Knowlege Shall Increase" An Interpretation of Daniel 12:4 (pp. 93-103) Valley View University Journal of Theology 2, 2012

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