Holly Pivec at Fulfilled Prophecy has a great post on Daniel 12:4. It pretty much sums up my view. Read the succinct article here.
Have fun and stay busy – Luke 19:13
-The Orange Mailman
P.S. To whet your appetite…
“Close up and seal the words of the scroll” is made up of two synonymous clauses, “close the words” and “seal the scroll.” As in 8:26 this admonition concerned the preservation of the document, not its being kept “secret.”
In the ancient Near East the custom was to “seal” an important document by impressing upon it the identifying marks of the parties involved and the recording scribe. A sealed text was not to be tampered with or changed. Then the original document was duplicated and placed (“closed up”) in a safe place where it could be preserved. An excellent illustration of this process is recorded in the Book of Jeremiah: “So I [Jeremiah] bought the field at Anathoth…