The Evangelical Universalist Forum

Daniel 7:14 And 1 Corithians 15:24

I don’t believe in contradictions in the Bible but there are some passages that seem to contradict each other.

Daniel 7:14-And to Him was given dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples, nations and men of every language Might serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.

1 Corithians 15:24-then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.

The bolded phrases are the ones that are difficult to harmonize. First Daniel is speaking of the prophecy of Christ’s coming kingdom. It says “His dominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not pass away” where everlasting is αἰώνιος in the LXX. We know that αἰώνιος means eonian or age lasting so how can his kingdom be age lasting but it will not come to an end?

And second if His kingdom doesn’t come to an end how do you harmonize 1 Cor 15:24 where is says that he hands over the kingdom to the Father?

At least in English, the verse in Daniel may mention that the “everlasting dominion” will not pass away, but it does not explicitly state that “He”/Jesus will continue as the dominion’s ruler forever.

Do you have some understanding of Aramaic that leads you to believe otherwise?