Daniel 4:7

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Then came in the magicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers; and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof. (ASV)

Pro

  1. Anachronism, "Chaldeans" were not used to signify any kind of magicians or priests, before Persian times.
  2. The verse appears to be "verbally inspired" by Genesis 41:8, an equally unhistorical story.

--FreezBee 04:06, 31 Jan 2006 (CST)

Con

Dreams were a common phenomenon taken as a sign in the ancient Orient. The similarity in content doesn't warrant copying of Genesis 41.8

(Note: I did not write that above statement.) Also, to answer point number one, "Chealdeans" could refer to the priests of Bel-Marduk. Herodutus uses it as a technical term for them in Vol. 1, Sec. 181-183.

- Zeta Metroid 20:40, 12 January 2010 (EST)

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