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Title: Daniel 7,2-14
Subtitle: Another Look at its Mythic Pattern
Author(s): GARDNER, Anne E.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 82    Issue: 2   Date: 2001   
Pages: 244-252
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.82.2.3200385

Abstract :
This paper focuses upon a re-examination of the mythological background to the apocalyptic vision of Daniel 7. The popularly accepted Canaanite source is rejected as the points of correspondence are shown to be even slighter than recognised hitherto. Gunkel’s thesis of the Enuma Elish as similar to Dan 7 is revived and given further support. It is pointed out that whereas the question of access, for the author of Daniel, to the Baal mythology is problematic, the Enuma Elish was still being recited in the Hellenistic period.

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