Daniel quotes in the New Testament

by | Sep 17, 2020 | 02 Library, Quotations

Quotations/Allusions to the Old Testament book of Daniel in the New Testament

Da 3:6 – “But whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire.”Matt 13:42; Matt 13:50
Da 7:13 – “I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven; One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him.Matt 24:30; Matt 26:64; Mark 13:26; Mark 14:62; Luke 21:27; Rev 1:7
Da 9:27 – And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate.”Matt 24:15
Da 11:31 – “Forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation.Matt 24:15; Mark 13:14
Da 12:11 – “From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.Mark 13:14

A quotation is a word-for-word citation of the original source, often preceded by “it is written” or “saying”.

An allusion is a reference to the original source using the the same key words or thoughts without quoting word for word.

Because the New Testament writers often borrow the language of the Old Testament (allusion) rather than quote verses directly, different scholars suggest different counts for the number of times the New Testament quotes or refers to the Old Testament.

Quotes from the Septuagint (LXX) may have appear to have somewhat different wording than the linked translation of the Hebrew text.

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