Daniel

STUDIES BY CHAPTER


God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.”


Introduction to Daniel – (Introduction to Daniel with a brief overview of how Revelation applies it)

Babel, Empire, Hubris (Presumption to empire is the legacy of the Tower of Babel, humanity’s first attempt at World-Power)

Land of Shinar(The first chapter of Daniel echoes the Genesis account of the Tower of Babel)

In the Imperial Court – (God gave the kingdom of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, including Daniel and his companions)

Meat Offered to Idols – (Daniel refused to participate in the religious rituals of the World-Power)

King’s Dream(Only Daniel was able to reveal the troubling dream of the King – Daniel 2:1-49)

Golden Image of the King (The king attempted to implement his dream in his own image)

Downfall and Restoration (Daniel 4:1-37 – The arrogance, downfall, and restoration of Nebuchadnezzar)

Head of Gold Shattered – (Daniel 5:1-31The End of the Babylonian Empire, as predicted)

The Next Imperial Regime – (Daniel 6:1-28Daniel is thrown into the Lion’s Den by the new ruler, Darius the Mede)

Four Beastly Regimes – Vision – (Daniel 7:1-14Daniel’s vision of four horrible beasts ascending from a tumultuous sea)

The Identities of the Bear and the Leopard – (In Daniel’s vision, how do we identify the second and third kingdoms, the “Bear” and the “Leopard”? – Daniel 7:5-6)

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Fourth Beast – (The fourth beast is the main focus of the vision, especially the little horn speaking great things)

Four Beastly Regimes – Interpretation – (Daniel 7:15-28The Interpretation of Daniel’s vision of the four beasts from the sea)

Daniel’s Vision in the New Testament – (How the New Testament applies the visions of Daniel Chapter 7)

The Vision of the Ram and Goat – (Daniel 8:1-14The prophet receives a vision of a Ram overthrown by a Goat from the west)

Interpretation of the Ram and Goat – (Daniel 8:15-27The Interpretation of Daniel’s vision of the Ram that was overthrown by the goat)

Seventy Weeks – Prayer and Visitation – (Daniel 9:3-23Daniel’s prayer of collective repentance for the national sins that caused the seventy weeks of captivity)

Seventy Weeks – Six Redemptive Goals – (Daniel 9:24The interpreting angel outlined six redemptive goals to be achieved by the end of the “Seventy Weeks”)

Seventy Weeks – The Decree – (Daniel 9:25The “word to return” that marks the start of the prophetic period refers to the original prophecy of the seventy-years captivity by Jeremiah)

The First Sixty-nine Weeks – (Daniel 9:25The dividing of the 70 weeks and its first sixty-nine weeks prepare for the pivotal 70th “week“)

After Sixty-Two Weeks – (Daniel 9:26A malevolent “leader” appears who corrupts the city and people, and “desolates” the sanctuary)

The Seventieth Week – (Daniel 9:24-25The all-important Seventieth Week of Daniel)

The Final Vision – Introduction – (Daniel 10:1-11:4An angelic visitation to Daniel and the Introduction to the book’s final vision)

Persia Stirs Greece – (The conflict between Persia and Greece presented in the vision of the ram and goat is recapped at the start of the final vision – Daniel 11:1-4)

The Arrogant King of the North – (Beginning with the fourfold division of the Greek kingdom, the interpreting angel outlined the coming conflicts between two of the subsequent realms that culminated in the rise of a “contemptible” ruler)

TOPICAL STUDIES

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)

Unsealing Daniel – (What Daniel was commanded to seal shut the Lamb unsealed and revealed in the book of Revelation)

Lord of History – (Revelation and Daniel proclaim the sovereignty of God over the course of history)

Theology of History – (The book of Daniel proclaims God’s sovereignty over nations and kings, and over the fates of great empires)

The Identification of the “Little Horn”  – (The “Little Horn” in chapters 7 and 8 is identical)

The Decree to Restore Jerusalem – (The commencement of the “Seventy Week” of Daniel)

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