From the perspective of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Daniel’s book is under indictment. Critics say that in reality this scripture was not written during Daniel’s Babylonian exile – as pretended – but centuries later, around 165 BC, and Daniel is a fictional person.
Daniel’s book is of particular importance to Jehovah’s Witnesses because their philosophy of life is largely based on predictions of this prophecy in the Old Testament. In their writing “Pay Attention to Daniel’s Prophecy!” they therefore first of all give their opinion on numerous attacks on Daniel’s book with regard to time of origin, authorship and truthfulness, and subsequently interpret the predictions of Daniel and other biblical prophets.
In the present study, the arguments and interpretations of the WTS are to be examined and discussed. Additionally, a few more biblical topics important to Jehovah’s Witnesses will be discussed, such as Armageddon, Messiah and paradise expectation, original sin and the attitude of the WTS towards other religions.