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O man greatly beloved, fear not.
A number of sources believe the heavenly messenger speaking here to be Gabriel, the angel who gives similar reassuring messages to Zacharias and Mary before the births of John the Baptist and Christ Jesus (see Luke 1:13–19, 26–30). Others assume the speaker to be a manifestation of Christ. Whatever its identity, the messenger emphasizes how deeply Daniel is loved, repeating “greatly beloved” three times (see also 9:23; 10:11).
Resources quoted in this issue
RR: Compass: The Study Bible for Navigating Your Life. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2012.
Cit. 13: Keck, Leander E., et al., eds. The New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. Vol. 10, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude, Revelation. Nashville: Abingdon, 2015
Cit. 15: Barclay, William. The New Daily Study Bible: The Letter to the Romans. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.
Cit. 18: Evans, Craig A., and W. Ward. Gasque. New International Biblical Commentary—Luke. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1990.
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