Daniel 7:27

Hebrew Bible

25 He will speak words against the Most High. He will harass the holy ones of the Most High continually. His intention will be to change times established by law. The holy ones will be delivered into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. 26 But the court will convene, and his ruling authority will be removed—destroyed and abolished forever! 27 Then the kingdom, authority, and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be delivered to the people of the holy ones of the Most High. His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; all authorities will serve him and obey him. 28 “This is the conclusion of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts troubled me greatly, and the color drained from my face. But I kept the matter to myself.”

Wisdom of Solomon 3:8


6 like gold in the furnace he tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them. 7 In the time of their visitation they will shine forth, and will run like sparks through the stubble. 8 They will govern nations and rule over peoples, and the Lord will reign over them forever. 9 Those who trust in him will understand truth, and the faithful will abide with him in love, because grace and mercy are upon his holy ones, and he watches over his elect. 10 But the ungodly will be punished as their reasoning deserves, those who disregarded the righteous and rebelled against the Lord;

 Notes and References

"... the author makes use of the idea of the immortality of the soul; there is no trace of the concept of the resurrection of the body in the Wisdom of Solomon. Clarke’s attempt to deny the presence of a body/soul dualism in the text is unconvincing. 3:4–6 are a direct refutation of the Deuteronomic and earlier wisdom view that one could deduce people’s “state of grace” from the suffering they were undergoing or the material blessing they were enjoying. 3:4a appears to attribute to the author’s opponents the conservative dogmatic note of Job’s comforters. However, by the time that the Wisdom of Solomon was written Judaism had taken the point made by the book of Job and by Qohelet and adopted on a widespread basis the explanation for suffering which we see here (compare Sirach 2:1–5; 2 Maccabees 6:12–16; and 1 Enoch 108:9). This “vale of soul making” theodicy is adumbrated in the Old Testament (see Job 5:17–19; Proverbs 3:11–12; Daniel 11:35). However, the same explanation for suffering can be found in Greco-Roman philosophy. In 3:7–9 we get the traditional apocalyptic imagery of the day of the Lord (compare Sirach 36:1–22). The righteous join the host of heaven and become the holy ones/sons of God/stars. Israel rules over the other nations, with God as their king (compare Daniel 7:27; 12:3; and 1 Enoch 104:2–6) ..."

Hayman, A. Peter Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible: Wisdom of Solomon (p. 41) William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2019

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