Q&A: “Many shall be purified and made white…”

Question: What is the explanation of the phrase, “[…] shall be purified and made white…” in the Book of Daniel?

The word ‘purified’ here is baar in Hebrew and it means ‘to clarify’ or ‘to make bright’

The word ‘white’ here is laban in the Hebrew being the root word for ‘the Moon’ (labanah) which shines forth brightly with the white light of the Sun.

For a complete thought, here is the context of what was said:

“He said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. [At that time] Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand…

And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the Firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”

The Book of Daniel 12:1-4, 9-10
Full white Moon with the Stars
Full white Moon and Stars in the Clouds

In the Beginning… “Let there be Light!”

“God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: He made the stars also. And God set them in the Firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,”

Gen 1:16-17

These are the ones that come at the time of the end, who have understanding. And in that day light of the moon shall shine forth as the sun.

“Moreover, the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold as the light of seven days in the day that the LORD binds up the breach of His people and heals the stroke of their wound.”

Isaiah 30:26

It’s always very important to read God’s Word in context. Otherwise it can be made to say anything. God calls it ‘dashing His Word to pieces’ when it is taken out of context, which is not to be done.

“To the Law and to the testimony, if they do not speak according to this Word, it is because there is no Light in them.”

Isaiah 8:20

For more about Lights of the Firmament, please watch our presentation, “Firm Proof of the Creator“.

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