Daniel 7:14

Hebrew Bible

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. 13 “I 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. 16 I approached one of those standing nearby and asked him about the meaning of all this. So he spoke with me and revealed to me the interpretation of the vision:

Matthew 28:18

New Testament

16 So the 11 disciples went to Galilee to the mountain Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

 Notes and References

"... Matthew’s familiarity with the book of Daniel may be seen in the number of indirect references he makes to Daniel; references which, among the synoptics, are peculiar to his Gospel (Daniel 12:3 in Matthew 13:43; Daniel 11:41 in Matthew 24:10; Daniel 12:2 in Matthew 25:46; Daniel 10:6, 7:9; in Matthew 28:3; Daniel 7:14 in Matthew 28:18; Daniel 12:13 in Matthew 28:20). The influence of the second criterion – volume – is considerable: the close verbal agreement between Daniel 7:14, 4:17 and corresponding sections of Matthew is clearly discernible, in addition to which, the prominence of the respective themes in Daniel 7:9-14 is to be seen in their recurrences in several places in the Old and New Testaments,127 some of which Matthew uses to bring his Gospel to a climax. Again, the strength of the proposed analogy finds firm support from the third criterion – recurrence – as Matthew twice alludes to the judgement scene which takes place before the “Ancient of Days” (Daniel 7:9 in Matthew 28:3; Daniel 7:14 in Matthew 28:18) ..."

Francis, Norman O. Jesus as the Fulfillment of the Temple and its Cult in the Gospel of Matthew (p. 36) The University of Edinburgh, 2020

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