Daniel 7:13

Daniel 7:13

In the 7th chapter of the book of Daniel, we learn of a prophetic vision granted to Daniel. He tells us of four great beasts rising out of the sea, one after another. After describing each of the four beasts Daniel sees “one like the son of man coming with the clouds of heaven” (Daniel 7:13). Christian missionaries consider this verse to be of critical importance because it establishes the exalted nature of the Messiah. Christian missionaries believe that this verse provides the necessary support for the Christian belief that the Messiah is to be “divine”.

This is incredible! This is one of the few passages in scripture that come along with a commentary. Scripture itself explains this passage and the “son of man” of Daniel 7:13 is not the Messiah – it is the people of Israel!

The scripture informs us that after Daniel had seen the vision he approaches an angel and asks for a clarification of all that he had seen (7:16). The angel replies that the four beasts represented four kingdoms, and the final dominion will be given to the “holy ones of the most high” (7:18) – a reference to the nation of Israel. The angel elaborates further by telling us that the dominion under all of the heavens is given to “the nation of holy ones of the most high” (7:27) – again a clear reference to the nation of Israel. According to the angel, each of the beasts represents a different kingdom, while the son of man in Daniel’s vision represents Israel. The Christian assertion that this passage refers to the Messiah is plainly refuted by scripture itself.

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8 Responses to Daniel 7:13

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  3. Rogelio Aquino says:

    The son of man is singular but the people or Nation of Israel is plurality of man. In the entire scripture there is no such thing that it says son of man referred to the people or Nation of Israel. Therefore, it is deceived though that the people of Israel is also the son of man vice versa. The writer wants to probe that the equivalent of Israel is man and man is Israel. The Wikipedia define the word people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as in an ethnic group or nation. Collectively, for example, Jews are known as “the Jewish people”, but a word man defined closely related Old English pronoun man was used just as it is in Modern German to designate “one”
    • Nation may refer to a large group of people who share a common language, culture, ethnicity, descent, or history. Nation can refer to “a people, race, or tribe; …
    It is likened to the system belief of Trinitarian, which the three people are equal to one person or one person is equal to three persons This Rabbi wants to added the word or term “Nation”, which cannot appeared or read in the said vision, After he said, all about the four beast, without any explanation or interpretation, of who are the four beast, he insists… and the final dominion will be given to the :holy ones of the most high”(7:17) – reference to the nation (he added the word “nation”) of Israel. How if I challenge him, that the Nation of Israel as of now is not the one mentioning here in the vision?
    More than that is the notion that the son of man is the people of Israel. That is why I told the people of Israel, that their Rabbi is the fulfillment of what is written in Isaiah 3:12 NKJV…O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.”

    The son of man vs Israel. How did Jesus accept that he is the one mentioning in the vision of Prophet Daniel. In what manner He revealed that the said vision is fulfilling on Him? Matthew 28: 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. And the reason why He said this things, because He is the one referred to as the son of man in Daniel 7:13. And when He will come again, He promised that He will execute and perform the Authority that was given on Him by His Father, written in Apocalypse 2: 26-29 NAV. And he that overcometh, and he that keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give authority over the nations:27 and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, as the vessels of the potter are broken to shivers; as I also have received of my Father:28 and I will give him the morning star.29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. Now it will gave as the idea how it works the vision of Prophet Daniel 7:13. and therefore, I had a foundation of truth for which son of man is referred to Jesus…

    • Dina says:

      Hi Rogelio,

      It would be most useful if you could cite one–just one!–Scriptural passage from the Hebrew Bible to support the idea that our worship of the one true God of Israel as He revealed Himself to us at Sinai will change. Deuteronomy 4:9-20 warns us that we saw no image during that defining moment.

      Peace and blessings,
      Dina

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