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

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“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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