DANIEL (Teachings of Joseph Smith)

John the Revelator’s Vision Is Different than Daniel’s Prophecy — Willard Richards Account (April 2, 1843)

Meeting 7. eve resumd the subjct of the beast.— shewed very plainly that Johns vision was very different from Daniels Prophecy— one refering to things exting in heaven. the other a figure of things on the which are on the earth.

Joseph Smith, Instruction, 2 April 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards, p. 41, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Meaning of the Beasts in Daniel’s Vision — William Clayton Account (April 8, 1843)

Daniel says when he saw the vision of the four beasts “he I​ came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this”. The Angel interpreted the vision to Daniel, but we find by​ the interpretation ​that the figures of beasts​ had no allusion to the kingdom of God: You there see that the beasts are are​ spoken of to represent the kingdoms of the world the inhabitants whereof are ​were​ beastly and abominable characters, they were murderous, corrupt, carnivourous and brutal​ in their dispositions.

Discourse, 8 April 1843, as Reported by William Clayton–B, p. 2, The Joseph Smith Papers.

Joseph Smith an Instrument in Creating the Kingdom of Daniel — Thomas Bullock Account (May 12, 1844)

I calculate to be one of the Instruments of setting up the Kingdom of Daniel, by the word of the Lord, and I intend to lay a foundation that will revolutionize the whole world.

Discourse, 12 May 1844, as Reported by Thomas Bullock, p. 1, The Joseph Smith Papers.
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