Apocalypse of Daniel

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The Apocalypse of Daniel is an ancient pseudepigraphic text, which is allegedly attributed to the Hebrew prophet Daniel, and so is associated with the Hebrew Bible. However, no Jewish or Christian group regards this text as canonical or indeed as authoritative scripture.[1] This text should not be confused with the canonical Book of Daniel, which is regarded as scripture by all Jews and Christians. The text is dated to the ninth century A.D. and is extant in three Greek manuscripts, dated to the 15th Century C.E.

The text describes one particular vision of Daniel, regarding the appearance and activities of the Antichrist before the Day of Judgement. The text is divided into fourteen chapters, with chapters 1-7 describing historical events from the time; and chapters 8-14 predicting the coming of the Antichrist.[2]

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  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, B.M. Wheeler, Apocalypse of Daniel
  2. ^ Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism, B.M. Wheeler, Apocalypse of Daniel