Don't start with "feelings;" these should be by-product. Are your affections directed toward the highest well-being of the other person?
Is there a mutual decision to follow God's leading together?
Desire to share recreation, entertainment, social occasions in each other's company.
Premarital sexual relationships are contrary to God's intent.
Is it just me, or has the whole Christian dating/courting/dorting thing become really, really complicated?
When Josh Harris wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye, he had good intentions.
Introduction Language considerations Hebrew Aramaic Foreign loan Words Akkadian Persian Greek Literary style Early Texts of Daniel LXX Qumran Internal Evidence ram symbolizing the Persian Empire the temple is viewed as desolate at the time of writing 10:2-4 mourning during Passover The 4 Kingdom Prophecy of the Destruction of the Second Temple External Evidence Bel and the Dragon Ezekiels Daniel Book of Esther Ezra 7:1 - Azariah grandfather to Ezra?
I Maccabees 2 Esdras Hebrew names of the heroes New Testament references Josephus Other external references Daniels grave Examination of Evidence for a Late Date Placement in the Bible (Ketuvim instead of Neviim) Ben Sira Daniels age 1:1 3 year of Nebuchadnezzars reign Chapter 4 - Nebuchadnezzars madness Chapter 11 Antiochus Ephiphanes?
Each part has its chapters arranged chronologically. The Aramaic section is from 2:4b to the end of chapter 7. The idea being that Daniel must have been written not earlier than c.165 BC due to the prophesies in chapter 11 that accurately portray events that occurred in the Middle East up until that time.
What can this evidence tell us about the date of Jesus’ birth?
Were the flocks in the field around the time of our modern-day Christmas, December 25? “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
In other words, the writer of Daniel was looking back on events that already happened.
His thesis was refuted and rejected by the scholars of his day and then was burned.