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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?

His meditorial reign will end but the Kingdom of God will never end (v. 28 God all in all). That special role or office the Sonship carries with it of being mediator will one day have reached its goal.

I think you are taking this to literally because Jesus being the Word of God is IMO an aspect of God or a representative of God so whether it’s God or Christ as the head is identical headship.

Daniel 7:14 Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

14 And to him is [given] dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, and all peoples, nations, and languages do serve him, his dominion [is] a dominion age-during, that passeth not away, and his kingdom that which is not destroyed

The point being it isn’t Christ’s kingdom, it’s his father and Gods kingdom.That’s why Christ said “ let [Your] kingdom come.”

It also says Christ is [given] dominion, glory and a kingdom. Christs reign over his father’s kingdom is [given] to him for an age - during period. Until all has been put under his feet. When Christ hands back the kingdom and its rule,It can be said that his dominion will not pass away, because it wasn’t his dominion or kingdom in the first place, he was [given] it only for an age, untill the rightful owner of [all] takes it
back.Therefore [his] = Gods dominion and kingdom will last forever.

Jesus said he does not do his own will but the will of the one who sent him, so no difference IMO.

I think we are pretty much singing from the same hymn sheet.