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The origin of the conflict between state claims and divine claims according to Dan 6.



The origin of the conflict between state claims and divine claims according to Dan 6. A contribution to the political theology of the Book of Daniel

The history of the texts contained in the Book of Daniel remains obscure. Not only the multilingualism to be observed but also the comparison with the text of the Septuaginta raises a great number of questions. The chapters Dan 4-6 in particular differ from each other to an extent which is hardly expliquable. In the past, comparative studies were mainly carried out with respect to text critique, literature critique or philology. The present project tries to utilise these results and – in view of a newly awakened interest in the Septuaginta – to compare content and theological questions. The question dealing with the relationship between State and divine claims, which is a characteristic of the Book of Daniel, represents the focal point of the study. The study initially examines the texts of Dan 3 and Dan 6.