To understand the scriptures: Essays in honor of William H. Shea pp. 215-220
ANZSRC / FoR Code
220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
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.
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.