In Daniel 12:1 does the phrase (at that time) mean that Daniel 12:1-4 finds its fullfilment at the same time as the end of the greek empires as discibed in daniel 11:40-45?


I am not sure, but I have an opinion.

In Daniel 11:45 the vision is completing the vision of the final destruction of the Greek powers in the Battle of Actium. In this battle, Octavian defeated Marc Antony, who was allied with Cleopatra, the last of the Ptolemaic leaders. The details of this prophecy and why I am confident that is the subject is in my book Daniel, Prophet to the Nations (

In Daniel 12:1, the vision is moving forward. By the time we get to Daniel 12:2, it is a vision of the end times. So… is "that time" what happened at the time of the destruction of the Greek power, or is it an end-time prophecy? I will have to adming I am not sure. I lean toward the conclusion that by Daniel 12:1 we are already at the end times. I say this because the end of 12:1 it says, "But at that time all your people who are found written in teh book will escape. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

John Oakes

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