A Translation Problem
A beast is an it according to Daniel and Daniel knows beasts. Some of the translators didn’t get it right. Somehow its horns became his horns. Somehow they all agreed “it had ten horns”. This is not a small matter. A person cannot have ten horns. Only a beast. Some translators were not inspired. You have to love BibleGateway.
A number to connect them. You can trust numbers. Interpretation not so much. We have way too many bible versions because translators can’t agree on the Word of God. Somehow they all agree on the numbers. Use them and history to confirm the fulfillment of prophecy.
A Revelation of Jesus Christ
A number to connect it with history. You can trust numbers. Not interpretation. Not even the translators who somehow get the numbers right. Historians do have trouble with dates but eventually they get it right. The fulfillment of prophecy can only be confirmed with numbers.
A count in some bibles. Another example where the translators can’t agree on the Word of God but they are in complete agreement with numbers. Only numbers can be trusted to tie what has been prophesied to historical events that confirm the fulfillment of those prophecies. You can count on them.
A guide to interpretation. You can trust numbers and maybe colors to be reliably translated. Not so much with the other words. The “words of God” are seen differently by the many different translators. Who can you trust? Historians. What can you trust? Maybe numbers. Historians have trouble with dates but they do get close enough.
A general or other? Good luck if you are looking for the king of the north. The translators can’t agree on Daniel 11:5. 24 think he was a prince and 28 think he was anything but a prince. princes 24, commanders 11, officers 7, officials 5, generals 2, leaders 2, subordinates 1 – Go figure. Who can you trust? What can you trust? Numbers and history.
A reliable connection to prophecy. Your interpretation not so much. Same for many bible translators who do not agree. Numbers survive both. It is the only reliable way to verify the fulfillment of prophecy. Use numbers to connect history with what has been prophesied. A thousand years is a good place to start.
A Word to the Wise
A final chapter. These sayings are faithful and true. The translators not so much. They couldn’t agree so we have 60 different English translations with many more revisions. Lord, to whom shall we go? Good question Peter. Not everyone has been properly inspired so some of us must rely on numbers and maybe colors. This is where the translators actually agree.
A connection between history and prophecy that can be trusted. Your interpretation? Not so much. Your translation? Not so much except for numbers and colors. Somehow they have survived what translators do to the Word of God. Some things are sacred.
A Fulfillment of Prophecy
A connection with numbers that can be trusted. Your interpretation, not so much. Translators can’t be trusted but somehow they get the numbers right. If you have an ear, listen to what numbers and history can tell you. It is the only way the fulfillment of prophecy can be confirmed. Anything else is just someone’s interpretation.