10 I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and the glad celebration of brides and grooms in these lands. I will put an end to the sound of people grinding meal. I will put an end to lamps shining in their houses. 11 This whole area will become a desolate wasteland. These nations will be subject to the king of Babylon for 70 years.’ 12 “‘But when the seventy years are over, I will punish the king of Babylon and his nation for their sins. I will make the land of Babylon an everlasting ruin. I, the Lord, affirm it! 13 I will bring on that land everything that I said I would. I will bring on it everything that is written in this book. I will bring on it everything that Jeremiah has prophesied against all the nations.
1 In the first year of Darius son of Ahasuerus, who was of Median descent and who had been appointed king over the Babylonian empire— 2 in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, came to understand from the sacred books that the number of years for the fulfilling of the desolation of Jerusalem, which had come as the Lord’s message to the prophet Jeremiah, would be 70 years. 3 So I turned my attention to the Lord God to implore him by prayer and requests, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes. 4 I prayed to the Lord my God, confessing in this way: “O Lord, great and awesome God who is faithful to his covenant with those who love him and keep his commandments,
Notes and References
"... the cryptic and allusive qualities of the revealed data permit the repetition of expected events or motifs, often from divergent points of view. This device, whose formal designation is recapitulation, plays a signiicant part in several apocalypses that feature historical-political elements, including the book of Revelation (Yarbro Collins 1998). Third, these qualities allow multiple or even sequential interpretations. Daniel 9 reinterprets the seventy weeks of Jer. 25.11-12; 29.10; the Eagle Vision of 4 Ezra reinterprets the fourth beast of Daniel 7. In the late antique and early mediaeval periods, this process continues with the recycling of oracles in the production of political-historical apocalyptica ..."
DiTommaso, Lorenzo Apocalypses and Apocalypticism in Antiquity (p. 248) Currents in Biblical Research, vol. 5, no. 2, 2007
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