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Grouping Of Book Of Daniel

Why is the Book of Daniel grouped with the Prophets in the Christian Bible, but not grouped with the Prophets in the Hebrew Bible?

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---MIchael on 3/22/10 But how much of what Jesus said did the Jews believe?

Michael, they probably believed about as much as some people today believe, you can see by some of the Blogs, there are unbelievers.
---michael_e on 3/25/10

The grouping of books of the Bible into various categories is merely for convenience and is strictly arbitrary, because there are some books can fit into two categories.

The Book of Psalms, for example, has prophetic passages in it.

Isaiah and Jeremiah some historical passages.

Arguing whether Daniel belongs among the Writings or the Prophets is fruitless. It's in the Bible, and that is sufficient.
---Cluny on 3/23/10

Amen michael e. Good reason for the Bible to have Daniel in prophets. But how much of what Jesus said did the Jews believe? Maybe another reason why Daniel is just writings to them.
---MIchael on 3/22/10


Thanks, but your "google-ized" knowledge is incorrect.

Jesus himself gave Daniel credit for writing the book by his name.

People deny this book was written by Daniel because it is so ACCURATE.
---Mark_Eaton on 3/22/10

Christ says Daniel is a Prophet Matt 24:15 in the "Christian Bible"
---michael_e on 3/22/10

From what I have read and understood, Daniel was unlike the other prophets in that his primary intent was not to proclaim the word of God. His was a testimony ministry, therefore was put in with the Hebrew writings. The book does prophesy future events through visions from God, so the Bible has it in the prophets. It is all based on what prophesy meant and when it was put in.
---MIchael on 3/22/10

\\He simply had dreams and visions, but did not prophesised.\\

It depends on what you mean by "prophet" or "prophesy," I suppose.

If his dreams and visions were from God, and he was sharing these messages, then this fulfills the definition of a prophet--one who comes with a message directly from God.
---Cluny on 3/22/10

Daniel is NOT a prophet and therefore the Jews never listed his book in the Neviim (Prophets).

The Book of Daniel is a Writing and is properly placed in the Ketuvim (Writings).

He simply had dreams and visions, but did not prophesised.
---John on 3/22/10

In Biblical times, the Bible was not one single book like we have, but rather a library of dozens of associated scrolls, much like we would have many books on a bookshelf. If you look at anyone's book shelves today, you might find them ordered alphabetically by title, author, subject matter, publication date, size, length, or any other number of different criteria, and possibly multiple combinations of these. (For example, I keep large books that won't fit on normal shelves separate from others).

The Bible also uses multiples of these - date (OT/NT), author (epistle groups), subject (law/prophets/writings), size (major/minor prophets) etc. There is no single "proper" order - it's all just matters of convention and tradition.
---StrongAxe on 3/21/10

I Jewish Ecclesiastical groupings Daniel is grouped with the Writings along with:


Song of Songs

1-2 Chronicles

In Judaism the text is considered non-profetic.
---Friendly_Blogger on 3/21/10

I don't know. Why?

I don't think the order of books in the Bible is of any significance.

They are by no means uniform.

Russian Bibles (at least the Synodal edition) puts John's Gospel and Letters first.
---Cluny on 3/20/10

The book of Daniel was not written by Daniel is was written by an unknown author about Daniel during the Hellenization of Palestine by the Greeks after Antiochus IV Epiphanes sacrifices swine in the second Temple in Jerusalem .

The exploits of the hero Daniel were used to inspire the young Jews during the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks to give them courage and fortitude when they were fighting guerilla tactics against a superior military force.
---Friendly_Blogger on 3/20/10

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