Go to index page
The Vision (1-4)
7:1 In the first year of Belt'shatzar (בּלטשׁאצ) king of Bavel (בּבל) Daniyel (דניאל) had a dream and chazot (visions) of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, [and] told the sum of the matters.
7:2 Daniyel (דניאל) spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the shamayim strove upon the great sea.
7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
7:4 The first [was] like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the eretz, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
7:5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and [it had] three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
7:6 After this I beheld, and behold another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
7:7 After this I saw in the night chazot (visions), and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it [was] diverse from all the beasts that [were] before it; and it had ten horns.
7:8 I was contemplating the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
(Mattityahu 24:27-30; 25:31-34; Revelation 19:11-21)
7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Atik Yamim (Ancient of Days) did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning eish (fire).
7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld [even] till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
7:12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
7:13 I saw in the night chazot (visions), and, behold, [one] like the Bar Enosh came with the clouds of shamayim, and came to the Atik Yamim (Ancient of Days), and they brought him near before him.
7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed.
The Interpretation (15-28)
7:15 I Daniyel (דניאל) was grieved in my spirit in the midst of [my] body, and the chazot (visions) of my head troubled me.
7:16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the pesher (interpretation, explanation) of the things.
7:17 These great beasts, which are four, [are] four kingim, [which] shall arise out of the eretz.
7:18 But the Kiddushim EL-Elyon (Most High) shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even le olam va ed.
7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth [were of] iron, and his nails [of] brass; [which] devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
7:20 And of the ten horns that [were] in his head, and [of] the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even [of] that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look [was] more stout than his fellows.
7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the kiddushim, and prevailed against them;
7:22 Until the Atik Yamim (Ancient of Days) came, and judgment was given to the Kiddushim EL-Elyon (Most High); and the time came that the kiddushim possessed the kingdom.
7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon eretz, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole eretz, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kingim [that] shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kingim.
7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the EL-Elyon (Most High), and shall wear out the Kiddushim EL-Elyon (Most High), and think to change the set time and laws (דּת dat in Aramic): and they shall be given into his yad (hand) until a time and times and the dividing of time.
7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy [it] unto the end.
7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole shamayim, shall be given to the people of the Kiddushim EL-Elyon (Most High), whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
7:28 Hitherto [is] the end of the matter. As for me Daniyel (דניאל), my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
The Parallel in Revelation 13
Go to index page
Mattityahu 24:15 "Therefore when you see the 'ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand),
Son of Man-Ben Adam (Hebrew), or Bar Enosh (Aramaic)
Objection-How can Yehoshua be fully YHWH and not a human being, since throughout Scripture the Messiah in general and Yehoshua in specific is called the Son of Man. Why is this, if what you teach is correct? Answer-Ben Ahdahm can refer to humanity in general when used in a context such as in Psalms/Tehillim 145:3, or to a particular man like in Ezekiel’s case (Ezekiel 2:1). However, when used in a prophetic context, it actually refers not to Messiah’s alleged humanity, but His deity. Lets look at Daniel 7:13-14:
Clearly in this reference to Son of Man, or Bar Enosh, there is a clear reference not to His alleged humanity, or human nature, but to Yehoshua’s full deity! Moreover, in a prophetic context, it speaks of Messiah’ preexistence in heaven before coming to earth in the end of days. The principle of first usage weighs greatly here. This is the first time this term is used of Messiah in Scripture. Other times it is used of humanity in general, or a human being in specific, such as Ezekiel the prophet, whom YHWH calls the “son of man.” Context determines the meaning, as well as to whom the text is being addressed.
The first time Son of Man is used PROPHETICALLY and ESCHATALOGICALLY is here in the Book of Daniel. All other First Covenant references to a “son of man” are irrelevant, if the term does not clearly refer to
the coming Messiah. As a matter of fact, this is the ONLY time it is applied to YHWH the Messiah in the First Covenant. Now of course many times in the Brit Chadasha, or the Renewed Covenant, Yehoshua refers to Himself as the “Son of Man” in addition to the Son of YHWH. Why? Well, by now the answer should be obvious! This term is a referral to HIS DEITY based on its first and only usage in the Tanach. Yehoshua associated Himself with the following full attributes of deity, by using the term many times in the Renewed Covenant.
• He had eternal access to the Ancient of Days. Daniel 7:13.
1:1 The Leopard is Macedonian, representing Alexander the Great's dominion and those of his four principal successors who divided it among themselves.
First Head.--The Kingdom of the south, Egypt, Libya, Arabia, Coele-Syria, and Palestine, under the Ptolemies.
Second Head.--The Kingdom of the north-west, Thrace, Bithynia, etc., or the Thraco-Macedonian.
Third Head.--The Kingdom of the north-east, comprehending the rest of Asia inclusive of Babylon and its province; and extending beyond the Euphrates to the Indus. India beyond that river, though allotted to this head, revolted; so that the Indus became its boundary. This was the Macedo-Babylonish Kingdom of the Seleucidae.
Fourth Head.--The Kingdom of the west, embracing Macedonia and Greece.