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Book of Truth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A book mentioned in the biblical book of Daniel. The Book of Truth is mentioned in the phrase, “However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth, and there is not one who contends with me against these beings except Michael, your prince” (Dan 10:21).The unnamed figure who speaks Dan 10:21, just after Daniel has a vision, is described “as one in the form of a human” who will fight against “the prince of Persia” and “the prince of Javan” (Greece). The description “one in the form of a human” and the fact that this being appears sent to Daniel, and then compares himself to Michael, all indicates that this figure is an angel; based on Gabriel showing up in Dan 8:16, the figure is likely Gabriel.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Book of Truth
Book of Truth (כְתָב אֱמֶת‎, khethav emeth). A book mentioned in the biblical book of Daniel. The Book of Truth is mentioned in the phrase, “However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth, and there is not one who contends with me against these beings except Michael, your prince” (Dan
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Book of Truth
Book of Truth [Heb. keṯāḇ’emeṯ] (Dnl. 10:21; cf. 12:1, 4); AV SCRIPTURE OF TRUTH. This source, taken by the NEB to be an accredited book (Dnl. 10:21), seems to be closely related to, if not actually identical with, the book first alluded to by Moses (Ex. 32:32f). The concept was that of a record