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But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
I think it is talking about the book itself . . Daniel, and may have something to do with why people think it was written at a very late date, that it disappeared, then surfaced when the prophecies were being fulfilled, which of course to us is in the ancient past.
I heard once before, that in the end times, the book of knowledge will be opened, or we'll find the key to the book of knowledge and open it...
I think that it was written that way to obscure the fact that the Beast that Revelation was talking about was the Roman Empire, and the various Caesars.
... How can you expect anyone to study a book written in riddles, parables, symbolisms and hidden meanings . . .
Youre expecting others who've read the material to explain it to you.
The "I don't want to read this stuff...just explain it to me" is a cop-out.
We'd have a common ground to explain and discuss things...but you couldn't relate because you didn't do the work. That's all. Ive spent 45 years studying stuff...Why should I give it to you? You wont get it anyway, unless you do the work and make the relationships between fact, fiction... history and speculation.