Its date and author. Interpretation of the
dreams, visions and end of the world.
Author and date of the book:
|Conservative Christians generally believe that the book was written by Daniel himself in the 6th century BCE. This is confirmed in a number of verses. e.g.|
The early Christian church generally accepted the authorship of Daniel in the 6th century BCE without question. Essentially all Fundamentalist and other Evangelical Christians believe the same today.
|Since the 19th century, most Old Testament scholars have dated the Book of Daniel to the 2nd century BCE. Liberal Christians generally accept this dating and believe that the book was really written during the Maccabean revolt against the Greek occupying forces in 168-164 BCE. They regard the book as pseudepigraphic - written by an anonymous author or authors, and attributed to Daniel. They conclude this for a number of reasons:|