Daniel

{BACKGROUND}

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  1. Introduction to Daniel - (An introduction to the book of Daniel with a brief overview of how the book of Revelation applies passages from it) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Babel Lives! - (In the Bible, Babylon becomes a symbol of the recurring rise of empires and self-appointed world leaders) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Empires Rise and Fall - (Imperial hubris is the legacy of the Tower of Babel, humanity’s first but certainly not attempt to establish the World Empire) - {PDF Copy}

{IN THE EMPIRE}
  1. He Removes and Appoints Rulers - (God gave the kingdom of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, but He also equipped Daniel and his companions for service in the court of Babylon) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Food Offered to Idols - (Daniel and his three companions refused to participate in the religious rituals of the Babylonian Empire – Daniel 1:14) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The King's Dream - (Only Daniel could reveal and interpret the Nebuchadnezzar’s troubling dream, thereby unveiling the future of empires and God’s Kingdom – Daniel 2:1-49) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Golden Image of the King - (Nebuchadnezzar implemented his dream by setting up the great golden image as he imagined it to glorify his majesty and realm - Daniel 3:1-7) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Downfall and Restoration - (The King has another troubling dream that leads to his downfall but only after his display of imperial hubris)- {PDF Copy}
  6. Head of Gold Shattered - (The last Babylonian ruler summoned Daniel to read the handwriting on the wall just before the empire’s downfall) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Next Imperial Regime - (The rescue of Daniel from ravenous lions demonstrated that Yahweh remained in firm control of history) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Babylon Then and Now - {PDF Copy} - (The story of Ancient Babylon’s demise is reflected in the sixth trumpet and the sixth bowl of wrath in Revelation)

{VISIONS}
  1. First Three Beast - (Daniel saw four creatures with animalistic features ascending from a wind-tossed sea, representing four successive kingdoms) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Bear and the Leopard - Identities - (In Daniel’s vision in Chapter 7, the identities of the second and third beasts are found by comparing the vision with the Book’s other visions) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Fourth Beast - (The fourth beast is the focus of the vision, especially its little horn with a mouth speaking great things) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Little Horn - Interpretation - (The vision of the fourth beast, its little horn, and the war it wages on the saints is interpreted for Daniel by an angel) - {PDF Copy}
  5. On the Clouds - (Portions of Daniel’s vision of the four beasts from the sea and the Little Horn are applied to Jesus and his saints in the New Testament) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Ram and Goat - (Daniel received a vision of a ram that was overthrown by a goat with a prominent horn, representing Greece - Daniel 8:1-14) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Fierce King - (A malevolent ruler arises from the Greek world who deceives and persecutes the people of God until he is broken without hand) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Identity of the Little Horn - (The description of the Little Horn in Daniel fits the known history of the Seleucid king, Antiochus IV, who waged war on the Jewish nation) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Word of Jeremiah - (Daniel began to inquire into the promised end to the Babylonian Captivity that was recorded in Jeremiah) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Prayer and Visitation - (Daniel 9:3-23 - After praying for the restoration of Israel, the angel Gabriel appears to explain the vision to Daniel) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Seventy-Sevens Divided - (The interpreting angel outlines six redemptive goals to Daniel that must be completed by the end of the Seventy Weeks – Daniel 9:24) - {PDF Copy}
  12. The Word to Return - (The word to return marking the start of the seventy-sevens is the prophecy of the captivity recorded in Jeremiah – Daniel 9:25) - {PDF Copy}
  13. The First Sixty-Nine Weeks - (The first sixty-nine weeks set the stage for the tumultuous events of the final or seventieth week – Daniel 9:25) - {PDF Copy}
  14. After Sixty-Two Weeks - (After the first sixty-nine weeks, a malevolent leader appears who corrupts the city and desolates the sanctuary – Daniel 9:26) - {PDF Copy}
  15. Final Week - Abomination - (The final week of the prophecy includes verbal links to the other visions of Daniel, especially the Abomination of Desolation – Daniel 9:27) - {PDF Copy}
  16. In Plain Sight - (The word to return and restore Jerusalem is identified clearly at the start of the seventy weeks prophecy in Daniel chapter 9) - {PDF Copy}
  17. Final Vision - Introduction - (Daniel 10:1-21 - Chapter 10 introduces the final vision recorded in chapter 11, with verbal links to the vision of the ram and goat) - {PDF Copy}
  18. Persia Stirs Greece - (Daniel 11:1-4 - The conflict between Persia and Greece portrayed in the vision of the ram and goat is recapped and expanded in chapter 11) - {PDF Copy}
  19. The Arrogant King of the North - (The war between North and South culminates in the rise of the contemptible ruler and the abomination that desolates) - {PDF Copy}
  20. The Time of Tribulation - (An angel pronounced the coming time of indignation upon the people of God such as they had never experienced - Daniel 12:1-13) - {PDF Copy}
  21. The End of the Indignation - (The war against the saints will terminate after the period of a time, times, and part of a time – after the tribulation - Daniel 7:25) - {PDF Copy}

{RELATED SUBJECTS}
  1. Seventy Weeks - The Start Date - (The date of the commencement of the prophecy is provided in the first paragraph of Chapter 9 of Daniel) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Missing Seventy Weeks - (The book of Revelation does not utilize the Seventy Weeks prophecy of Daniel in any of its visions) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The "War" Against the Saints - (Language from Daniel’s vision of the “little horn” that waged war against the “saints” is applied in Revelation to the church – Daniel 7:21) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Two Little Horns? - (The Little Horn is named in two of Daniel’s visions. Is it the same figure each time or two different individual rulers? - Daniel 7:7-8, 8:9-14) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Desolating Abomination - Context - (Literary context is vital for understanding the “Abomination that Desolates” in the book of Daniel) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Mouth Speaking Great Things - (The mouth speaking great things in Daniel appears in Revelation in the description of the Beast from the sea and its war against the saints) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Daniel Chapter 7 in the Book of Revelation - (Several phrases from Daniel are employed in the New Testament, especially, the “Son of Man” and the “little horn” that wages “war against the saints") - {PDF Copy}
  8. Unsealing the Scroll - (Daniel was commanded to seal the Scroll, but the angel sent by Jesus commanded John NOT to do so since the season is now – Revelation 22:10) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Season is Here! - (In Revelation, the period known as the Last Days began following the death, resurrection, and enthronement of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Seated in the Sanctuary - {PDF Copy} - (The Man of Lawlessness will be unveiled when he seats himself in the House of God - 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)
  11. The Son of Man - (The one like a Son of Man in Daniel is the source of Christ’s self-designation as the Son of Man) - {PDF Copy}

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