Daniel 7:13

Hebrew Bible

11 “Then I kept on watching because of the arrogant words of the horn that was speaking. I was watching until the beast was killed and its body destroyed and thrown into the flaming fire. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, their ruling authority had already been removed, though they were permitted to go on living for a time and a season. 13I was watching in the night visions, And with the clouds of the sky, one like a son of man was approaching. He went up to the Ancient of Days and was escorted before him. 14 To him was given ruling authority, honor, and sovereignty. All peoples, nations, and language groups were serving him. His authority is eternal and will not pass away. His kingdom will not be destroyed. 15 “As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed, and the visions of my mind were alarming me.

Matthew 26:64

New Testament

62 So the high priest stood up and said to him, “Have you no answer? What is this that they are testifying against you?” 63 But Jesus was silent. The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.” 64 Jesus said to him, “You have said it yourself. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” 65 Then the high priest tore his clothes and declared, “He has blasphemed! Why do we still need witnesses? Now you have heard the blasphemy! 66 What is your verdict?” They answered, “He is guilty and deserves death.”

 Notes and References

"... Daniel 7 is the uncontested common denominator between the texts, as themes from Daniel are evident in the Similitudes 52:6, 54:6, 58:2—3, 60:2—6, and the tradition in the canonical gospels. Catchpole draws attention to the response of those being judged in Matthew that say πότε σε εἴδομεν on four occasions. He claims their inability to recognise the Son of Man indicates he is not an earthly figure, rather an exclusively heavenly figure. ‘This means that Matthew and the Similitudes incorporate in identical fashion the Daniel vii scheme in which the “one like a son of man” is an exclusively heavenly figure belonging, as it were, on the upper level of the apocalyptic double—decker framework.’ Catchpole validates this view by claiming that Matthew’s Son of Man is an earthly figure, while the non—Matthean Son of Man is the heavenly figure. However, the Sheep and the Goats is M material as part of Matthew’s larger narrative that presents Jesus as both an earthly and a heavenly figure. Matthew’s Jesus promises his disciples thrones that they will sit on while helping him judge the twelve tribes of Israel, then also describing the Son of Man’s coming humiliation and death. To call Matthew’s Jesus an exclusively earthly figure is not true to the fullness of his narrative. Matthew’s heavenly Son of Man is the same figure found in 24:30 and 26:64, both sections coming from his Markan source. Further, the failure to recognise Jesus during the judgment is not due to their inability to identify the heavenly Son of Man, it is because actions done to the least are vicariously done to Jesus, who is no longer an earthly figure. The Similitudes and Matthew do not use Daniel 7 in the exact same manner ..."

Venters, Chad Exploring Psalm 80 as a Source for Matthew 25:31-46 (pp. 180-181) Middlesex University, 2018

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