Author Faculty (Discipline)

Theology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1997

Publication Details

This book chapter was originally published as:

Thompson, S. (1997). Those who are wise: The Maskilim in Daniel and the New Testament. In D. Merling (Ed.), To understand the scriptures: Essays in honor of William H. Shea (pp. 215-220). Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University.

ISBN: 0-9642060-2-1

ANZSRC / FoR Code

220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)

Abstract

There is evidence that the earliest followers of Jesus included a group considered to carry the role assigned to the maskilim, “the wise” of Daniel chapters 11 and 12. They provided a ministry of discernment, instruction in eschatological matters, and spiritual guidance to the larger community of believers.

Comments

Used by permission: the author and Institute of Archaeology & Horn Archaeological Museum at Andrews University.

To understand the scriptures: Essays in honor of William H. Shea may be accessed from the publisher here.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access To understand the scriptures: Essays in honor of William H. Shea from the Avondale College Library (220.6 M54).

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