“Magi From the East”

Painting by Sandro Boticelli of the three magi. Boticelli was an early renaissance painter living in the 15th century who died early in the 16th century. Boticelli painted a number of depictions of the magi this particular painting is found in the London museum. This depiction is one I appreciate because it is more true to the reality. According to Matthew’s account of the visit in his Gospel the magi brought three gifts. Continue reading ““Magi From the East””

“The Enda of an Era”

The first and second halves of Daniel are quite different, and in the minds of many the value of a slow study of the second part is doubtful. Why? It is because the first half is narrative and the second half is prophecy. True, there is some overlap. The first half also contains prophecy, as in the case of Nebuchadnezzar’s vision of the great statue composed of different types of metals. Continue reading ““The Enda of an Era””

“All Shall Bow”

It is interesting that Jesus referred to Daniel 7:13–14 in His teachings and applied the title Son of Man to Himself. There are many titles for Jesus in the New Testament. He is the “Lord,” “Christ” (Messiah), the “Good Shepherd,” the “bridegroom.” He is “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.” He is “the first and the last.” Many titles of God the Father are given to Him. He is the great “I Am.” Continue reading ““All Shall Bow””

“Jesus, the Son of Man”

To my mind, the most interesting thing of all is the way Jesus referred to Daniel 7:13–14 in his teachings and applied the title “Son of Man” to himself. There are many titles for Jesus in the New Testament. He is the “Lord,” “Christ” (Messiah), the “Good Shepherd,” the “bridegroom.” He is “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.” He is “the first and the last.” Many titles of God the Father are given to him. He is the great “I Am.” Continue reading ““Jesus, the Son of Man””

“A Vision of Jesus Christ”

“I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.” Continue reading ““A Vision of Jesus Christ””