Friday, January 05, 2007

Holtz on Trivial Prophecy

Holtz.AAC.2002: "No non-trivial prophecy in the Bible has both a) been documented as having been made before the predicted event and b) had its fulfillment documented independently of the Bible itself." I'll proposed the following to start: Daniel's four kingdoms: Babylon (gold), Medo-Persia, Greece (bronze), and Rome (iron); Isaiah's foretelling of Cyrus King of Persia [Is 44:28-45:1] (note that Isaiah was the author of the entire book; there was no Deutero-Isaiah, nor was there a Trito-Isaiah); Daniel's prediction of the number of years until Jesus' death (confirming that this was indeed a revelation from the archangel Gabriel) [Dan 9:24-26].

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