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Reply To: Analyze one of the supplementary Bible passages in light of the course content. Do you see evidence of the Hebraic map? Did anything about the passage surprise you? Was there any part of the passage that stuck out to you in particular?

Ramiro Espinoza

Although I had read it before, being able to analyze Daniel 9 through the Hebrew thought gave me a perspective I had not seen before. History and Future through Daniel’s prayer to God. From the freedom in Egypt to a future that is yet to come, passing through the captivity they were in at the time to the promised Messiah! Making it clear that they were on a journey with their eyes fixed on God, not complaining but praising His sovereignty.

Daniel, as a leader, did not justify himself or judge others from a position of power. He spoke of the sin of the people as if it were his own, all together making himself part of the people and therefore of their transgressions. He did not cry only for his life but for God’s forgiveness for all. As he says in verse 20 “confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel”. He does not present himself as an intercessor (although to a certain extent he was) but as part of the people and that makes him for me an exemplary Hebraic leader.