Who are “the wicked” in Daniel 12:10? Who are “those who understand”?
Daniel 12: 9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
“Purified” – the matters of Daniel’s prohecy will become elucidated and given light by scholars and thinkers meaning they will desire to clarify the matter and to give light to know the truth
“Many will “yetzarfu” which means both “will be clarified” and “they will recombine” as in make numerological and alphabetical calculations based on Daniel’s prophecy !
And so the interpretation is: ‘many will believe their calculation came out refined and pure with no mistake”
“And the wicked will be wicked” – and by this, the wicked will do evil by saying here, you see Messiah has not come by the time put forth in those calculations, nor will he come
“None of the wicked will understand” – that the reality is due to the mistake of the calculation,
But the enlightened will understand – they will know to attribute His not coming to the mistaken understanding of Daniel’s prophecy, and they will not despair from awaiting the Redemption.
– Metzudat David on Daniel 12:10 (rough translation)
קטגוריה:דניאל יב – ויקיטקסט