Daniel

"And the kingdom and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most-High."

{BACKGROUND}
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  1. Introduction to Daniel - (An introduction to Daniel with a brief overview of how the Book of Revelation applies it) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Lord of History - (Daniel demonstrates the absolute sovereignty of Yahweh over the course of history and nations) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Babel, Empire, Hubris - (Daniel looks to the first empire that set the pattern for every subsequent one - Babel) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Land of Shinar - (The arrogant acts of Nebuchadnezzar parallel the incident at the Tower of Babel found in Genesis) - {PDF Copy}
{IN THE IMPERIAL COURT}
  1. In the Imperial Court  - (Daniel 1:1-21 - God gave the kingdom of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, but also equipped Daniel for service in the court of Babylon) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Food Offered to Idols  -  (Daniel 1:8Revelation 2:10 - Daniel and his companions refused to participate in the religious rituals of the imperial court, a pattern followed in the church at Smyrna in the book of Revelation) - {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 Image of Nebuchadnezzar - (Daniel 3:1-30 - The golden image of Nebuchadnezzar, a prototype of the number and image of the Beast) - {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. The Head of Gold Shattered - (Daniel 5:1-31 - The overthrow of Babylonian power by the Medes and Persians) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Next Imperial Power - (Daniel 6:1-28 - Daniel in the Lion's Den) - {PDF Copy}
{THE VISIONS OF DANIEL}
  1. Four Beastly Regimes - Vision - (Daniel 7:1-8 - The vision of four beasts ascending from the sea) - {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 the little horn speaking great things) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Four Beasts Interpretation - (Daniel 7:15-27 - The interpretation of the four beasts from the sea and the "little horn" of the fourth beast) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Daniel's Vision in the New Testament - (How the New Testament applies verses from Daniel's vision of the four beasts that ascend from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Vision of the Ram and the Goat - (Daniel 8:1-14 - A vision of a ram overthrown by a goat, then the desecration of the sanctuary by the trespass that desolates) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Interpretation of the Ram and the Goat - (Daniel 8:14-27 - The focus of the interpretation is on a malevolent king descended from the Greco-Macedonian empire) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Seventy Weeks - The Word of Jeremiah - (Daniel 9:1-2 - Daniel 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 9:3-23 - After praying for the restoration of Israel, the angel Gabriel appears to explain the “vision” to Daniel) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Seventy Weeks - 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 9:27 - The 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 10:1-121 - An angelic visitation precedes Daniel's final vision) - {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}
  17. The Arrogant King of the North - (Daniel 11:5-45 - The war between the kings of the “North” and “South” culminates in the rise of an arrogant ruler who persecutes the saints) - {PDF Copy}
  18. The Season of Tribulation - (A “tribulation” was coming upon the saints, the “indignation,” such as the people of God had never experienced - Daniel 12:1-13) - {PDF Copy}
{TOPICAL STUDIES}
  1. 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}
  2. The Desolating Abomination - Context - (Literary context is vital for understanding the “Abomination that Desolates” in the book of Daniel - Daniel 9:27) - {PDF Copy}
  3. 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}
  4. 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}
  5. The Identity of the Little Horn - (Who is the little horn "speaking great things" against the saints?) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Start Date of the Seventy Weeks - (Daniel 9:24-24 - The pivotal date of the commencement of the Seventy Weeks) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Missing Seventy Weeks of Daniel - {PDF Copy} - (The book of Revelation never refers or alludes to the "Seventy Weeks" prophecy of Daniel)
  8. Unsealing Daniel - (Daniel was commanded to “seal the scroll,” whereas, in Revelation, John was commanded NOT to seal the scroll, “for the season is at hand) - {PDF Copy}
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Photo by Sebastien Gabriel on Unsplash