Book of Daniel

{BACKGROUND INFORMATION}
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  1. Introduction to the Book of Daniel - (An introduction to Daniel with background information and an overview of how the Revelation applies passages from it) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Land of Shinar - (In Daniel, the arrogant acts of Nebuchadnezzar parallel the story of the Tower of Babel from the book of Genesis) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Tower of Babel, World Empire, and Human Arrogance - (Presumptions to global empire are a legacy of the incident at the Tower of Babel, the first attempt at universal rule) - {PDF Copy}
  4. 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}
  5. A Theology of History - (The book of Daniel demonstrates the absolute sovereignty of Yahweh over the course of history and empires) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Little Horn in Revelation - (Is the “little horn” from the book of Daniel found in the book of Revelation? - Daniel 7:7-8) - {PDF Copy}
{IN THE COURT OF THE WORLD-POWER}
  1. In the Imperial Court - (Daniel 1:1-21 - God gave the kingdom of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar and equipped Daniel for service in the imperial court of Babylon) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Food Offered to Idols - (Daniel 1:5-17Daniel and his companions refused to participate in the religious rituals of the imperial court) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Dream of the King - (Daniel 2:1-49 - Only Daniel was able to reveal and interpret the troubling dream of King Nebuchadnezzar) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Great Golden Image of the King - (Daniel 3:1-30Daniel interpreted the King’s troubling dream, then implemented the dream according to his own desires) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Downfall and Restoration of a King - (Daniel 4:1-37The King has another troubling dream, one that leads to his downfall after a display of extreme arrogance)- {PDF Copy}
  6. Head of Gold Shattered - (Daniel 5:1-31The last ruler of Babylon summons Daniel to read the “handwriting on the wall" before the fall of the city to the Medes and the Persians) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Next Imperial Regime - (Daniel 6:1-28he story of Daniel thrown to the lions demonstrates that Yahweh remains in control of history and the welfare of His people) - {PDF Copy}
{THE VISIONS OF DANIEL}
  1. Four Beastly Regimes - Vision - (Daniel 7:1-6 - Daniel’s vision of four beastly regimes ascending from a chaotic sea, and the reaction of Heaven) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Bear and the Leopard - Identities - (Daniel 7:5-6 - In Daniel’s vision, how do we identify the second and third kingdoms, the “Bear” and the “Leopard”?) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Fourth Beast - (Daniel 7:7-14 - The fourth beast becomes the main focus of the vision, especially its “little horn with a mouth speaking great things”) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Four Beastly Regimes - Interpretation - (Daniel 7:15-28 - The vision of the fourth beast with the arrogant “little horn” is interpreted) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Vision of the Ram and the Goat - (Daniel received a vision of a “ram” overthrown by a “goat.” A “little horn” appeared that attacked the saints) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Interpretation of the Ram and the Goat - (Daniel 8:15-27He next received the interpretation of the vision of a “ram” overthrown by a “goat,” and of its “little horn”) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Identity of the Little Horn - (The “Little Horn” described in Daniel 7:7-8 fits perfectly with the known history of the Seleucid king, Antiochus IV) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Seventy Weeks - Word of Jeremiah - (Daniel 9:1-2Daniel began to inquire into the promised end to the Babylonian Captivity that was recorded in the book of Jeremiah) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Prayer and Visitation - (Daniel 9:3-23After praying for the restoration of Israel, the angel Gabriel appears to explain the “vision” to Daniel) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Seventy Weeks - Six Redemptive Goals - (Daniel 9:24 - The interpreting angel outlined six redemptive goals to be achieved by the end of the "Seventy Weeks") - {PDF Copy}
  11. Seventy Weeks - The Word to Return - (Daniel 9:25 - The “word to return” that marks the start of the prophetic period refers to the original prophecy of the seventy-years captivity by Jeremiah) - {PDF Copy}
  12. The First Sixty-Nine Weeks - (Daniel 9:25 - The first sixty-nine “weeks” lay the groundwork for the tumultuous events of the final or “70th week” ) - {PDF Copy}
  13. After Sixty-Two Weeks - (Daniel 9:26 - A malevolent “leader” appears who corrupts the city and people, and “desolates” the sanctuary) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Final Week - The Abomination - (Daniel 9:27The final “week” of the prophecy includes verbal links to the other visions of Daniel, especially the “abomination of desolation”) - {PDF Copy}
  15. Final Vision - Visitation - (Daniel 10:1-21Chapter 10 introduces the final vision recorded in chapter 11, with verbal links to the vision of the ram and goat) - {PDF Copy}
  16. 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}
{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 Son of Man in the New Testament - (The images of the “Son of Man” figure from Daniel are applied to Jesus and his “saints” in the New Testament  Daniel 7:13-14) - {PDF Copy}
  4. 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}
  5. Two "Little Horns"? - (The “little horn” appears in two of Daniel’s visions – Is it the same figure in each case or two different individuals? - Daniel 7:7-8, 8:9-14) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Desolating Abomination - Context - (Literary context is vital for understanding the “Abomination that Desolates” in the book of Daniel) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Time, Times, Half-Time - (The “war against the saints” endures only for a “time, times, and part of a time” - Daniel 7:25) - {PDF Copy}
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