By taking this position, bias based on this study is removed. Physical evidence supporting the 165 BCE date comes from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Eight copies of Daniel were found at the Dead Sea Scrolls site.
The prophetic events are about the Jewish people, Jerusalem, and the coming Messiah.
Christians logically accept this prophecy as being fulfilled by Jesus. It is important to note that conservative Christian scholars do not accept the 165 BCE date for when Daniel was written. Daniel prays for the Jewish people, their sin, and that God will permit them to return from Babylon to Jerusalem.
However, Gabriel links the Jewish people and their return to the coming of the Messiah.
Following is a quick overview of Gabriels prophecy, which centers on the coming Messiah.
These methods are: The University of Arizona used advanced methods to carbon date various Dead Sea Scrolls.
These dates match those determined by the carbon-14 measurements.
The oldest copy has been scientifically dated to 125 BCE using carbon dating techniques.
Since it is a copy, the original was written long before 125 BCE.
But how do we know that the Dead Sea Scrolls are credible?
Four trustworthy methods have been used to unerringly date when the Dead Sea Scrolls were written.