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Why did Daniel call himself “he” before Daniel 7 and “me” after?

2/29

“As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed within me, and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.” (Daniel 7:15)

In the book of Daniel, when chapters one to six mention Daniel, a third-person pronoun “he” is used. However, in chapters seven to twelve Daniel uses a first-person pronoun “I” or “me” to refer to himself.

Do not take it lightly. The word “he” indicates that, however close his relationship is with God, he is still an outsider.

But the word “I” speaks of a relationship with God that has entered into an inner sanctum. Isn’t God’s own name “I am”?

Normally we think that Daniel’s spiritual life had reached a climax when he was serving in the king’s court or when he faced the lions’ den without fear...

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Little Horn of Daniel 7 vs Small Horn of Daniel 8

2/13

“In the latter period of their rule, when the transgressors have run their course, a king will arise, insolent and skilled in intrigue. His power will be mighty, but not by his own power, and he will destroy to an extraordinary degree and prosper and perform his will; he will destroy mighty men and the holy people. And through his shrewdness he will cause deceit to succeed by his influence; and he will magnify himself in his heart, and he will destroy many while they are at ease. He will even oppose the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human agency.” (Daniel 8:23-25)

Here the phrase “a king will arise” again refers to Satan, which is the “great red dragon” mentioned in the book of Revelation because the dragon is the arch criminal, stirring up trouble and unrest be...

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