posted on Nov, 10 2014 @ 04:34 AM
a reply to: Nechash
First, none of them are setting out to give a detailed history of future events.
So the references they make about the future are not necessarily covering the same ground.
Where they do overlap, the use of metaphor and symbolism may mean that they are describing the same thing in different ways.
Daniel describes a regime which is dominant for "a week of years". It effectively declares war on God in the middle of that period, and tribulation
follows. Which implies that the first part of the period is without tribulation.
Revelation describes a regime which is dominant for "one hour". The first part of that period is peaceful ("There was silence in heaven for half an
hour"- ch8 v1). There follws a time of tribulation which takes up most of the rest of the book.
So they both agree in describing a period which has peace in the first half and "war" between God and the regime in the second half.
It is probably a mistake to try to pin prophetic history down to more detail, because that's not the function of either book.
Ezekiel is really saying just two things about the end-times.
1) God' enemies will attack God's people and get beaten back. That's the message of most of Revelation.
2) In the end, God's people will be able to live peaceably with their God. That's the last two chapters of Revelation.
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