Origins of the Bible, Part XI: The Meaning of the Prophets

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on 4 September 2008 0 Comments

If one takes the Book of Daniel out of the Old Testament, a much clearer view of the prophets of Israel becomes visible. Daniel, written during the time of the Maccabees and not during the Persian period, as it pretends to be, really doesn't fit. The fact is the Book of Daniel should be in the Apocrypha, not in the Old Testament, but that would upset those people who like to predict the end of the world by quoting from this source.

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