A question about Daniel 2:43. Dec 7, 2018 10:09:59 GMT -6
Post by stormyknight on Dec 7, 2018 10:09:59 GMT -6
"they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay." Dan. 2:43
I've read through the individual Hebrew words on the Interlinear section of Bible Hub and it comes across to me as: They(those of, belonging to, the fourth Kingdom) will 'mingle' or try to make a connection of sorts, how ever that may be accomplished, with the seed of men, the offspring, biz-ra'. Does that mean the children of men?
The more I think about this, the more bizarre my imaginations become. To take this literally, from the Hebrew, it appears to me to mean that 'they', those who are of this fourth kingdom, which may or may not be human, it doesn't make a distinction, will try to connect themselves, actually adhere, like glued, screwed, nailed, sewn, or what ever, to the children of those people living at this time. Of course they will not accomplish it, as it says iron will not adhere to clay. It just won't work.
Some of the translations say that 'they' will intermarry with other families, or like the the NLT says, " to strengthen themselves by forming alliances with each other through intermarriage". but I'm just not buying that because that's not what it says.
Now I haven't really been an advocate of the idea that Artificial Intelligence would be the final beast, but this definitely plays in nicely with that idea. With a lot of people having a cellphone now days, having something that would physically connect us to it, via bluetooth for example, so that Siri or Cortana, or even this Sophia, can try to 'adhere' with our thoughts(forehead) or direct our actions(right hand). Technically, whether children or no, we are all 'the seed of men', so that part of the verse could be anyone.
I guess my questions are: Who are 'they'?, who are 'the seed of men', and why do the two not 'cleave one to another'? Usually there is another place in the Bible that will explain something, but I could not find a reference for this.
edit: this may not be the right thread for this. if not please direct me to where it should go.