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

Empires Rise & Fall (Imperial hubris is the legacy of the Tower of Babel, humanity’s first attempt to establish the World Empire)

The Land of Shinar(The arrogant acts of Nebuchadnezzar parallel the incident at the Tower of Babel)

God Grants Sovereignty – (God gave the kingdom of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, including Daniel and his companions)

A Theology of History – (Both Revelation and Daniel proclaim the absolute sovereignty of God over the course of history and the fate of nations)


Food Offered to Idols – (Daniel and his three companions refuse to participate in the religious rituals of the Babylonian Empire – Daniel 1:14)

The King’s Dream(Only Daniel is able to reveal the troubling dream of the Babylonian King, unveiling the future of kings and empires – Daniel 2:1-49)

The Great 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)

The Fiery Furnace – (Three Jewish exiles are cast into the fiery furnace for refusing to render homage to the great image set up by the king – Daniel 3:8-30)

Downfall and Restoration (The King had another troubling dream that led to his downfall but only after his display of imperial hubris)

The Head of Gold Shattered – (The last Babylonian ruler summoned Daniel to read the handwriting on the wall just before the empire’s downfall)

The Next Imperial Regime – (The rescue of Daniel from ravenous lions demonstrated that Yahweh remained in firm control of history)

Fear the Living God – (The pronouncement by Darius after Daniel’s rescue from the lions is alluded to in the angel’s pronouncement to the inhabitants of the earth in Revelation)


Daniel’s First Three Beasts – (Daniel saw four creatures with animalistic features ascending from a wind-tossed sea, representing four successive kingdoms)

The Bear and the Leopard – (In Daniel’s vision, how do we identify the second and third kingdoms, the Bear and the Leopard?)

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

Four Beasts – 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)

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)

Time, Times, and Half a Time – (The war against the saints will endure only for the allotted time – a time, times, and part of a time – Daniel 7:25)

THAT Son of Man – (The one like a Son of Man from Daniel is the source of Christ’s self-designation, the Son of Man)

The 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)

The Desolating Transgression – (Daniel received a vision of a ram that was overthrown by a goat with a prominent horn, and of a coming transgression that desolates)

The King of Fierce Countenance – (A malevolent ruler will arise from the Greek world who deceives and persecutes the people of God until he is broken without hand)

The Word of Jeremiah – (Daniel began to inquire into the predicted end of the Babylonian Captivity recorded in the book of Jeremiah – Daniel 9:1-2)

Prayer and Visitation – (After praying for the restoration of Israel, the angel Gabriel appeared and began to explain the vision to Daniel – Daniel 9:3-23)

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)

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)

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)

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)

The 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)

In Plain Sight – (The “word to return and restore Jerusalem” is identified clearly at the start of the “seventy weeks” prophecy)

The Missing Seventy Weeks – (Despite its frequent use of the book of Daniel, Revelation does not apply its seventy weeks prophecy to any of its visions.)

Final Vision – Introduction – (Daniel chapter 10 introduces the final vision detailed in chapter 11. It includes verbal links to the vision of the Ram and Goat – Daniel 10:1-21.)

Persia Stirs Greece – (The conflict between Persia and Greece presented in the vision of the Ram and the Goat is recapped at the start of the book’s final vision – Daniel 11:1-4)

The King of the North – (The wars between the kings of the North and the South culminate in the rise of an arrogant ruler who persecutes the saints – Daniel 11:5-45)

Desolating Abomination, Context – (To understand the Abomination that Desolates, it is vital to pay attention to literary context)

The Season of Tribulation – (An angel pronounces a coming time of indignation upon the people of God such as they have never experienced – Daniel 12:1-13)

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)


Unsealing Daniel – (Daniel was commanded to seal the scroll, but John is told NOT to do so since the season is at hand)

The Son of Man & Jesus – (The image of the Son of Man figure from Daniel is applied to Jesus and to his saints by the New Testament)

The War on the Saints – (Like Daniel’s Little Horn, the Beast from the sea is authorized to wage war on the saints on behalf of its overlord, the Dragon – Revelation 13:6-10)

Little Horn – Son of Destruction – (Daniel’s “little horn” is the model for Paul’s “man of lawlessness“)

Two “Little Horns”? – (The little horn appears in two of Daniel’s visions. Is it the same figure or two different individuals?)

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

Identity of the Little Horn – (The description of the “little horn” fits the known history of the Seleucid king, Antiochus IV)

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

Four Beasts in One – (The single Beast from the sea in Revelation is related to but distinct from the four beasts that Daniel saw rising from the sea)