Daniel 12

V 1-3 The first four verses of chapter 12 complete what began in chapter 10. We need to remember that the chapter divisions are not divinely inspired and at times are not attuned to the flow of God’s revelation.  The revelation of chapter 11 continues through Daniel 12:1-4. This is clear from the phrase “at that … Read more

Daniel 11

The vision of Daniel 11 was prophecy in Daniel’s day, but much is now history. Fulfilled prophecy is one of the greatest proofs of the supernatural nature of Scripture. The accuracy of these prophecies is the reason critics attack the Book of Daniel, because they claim that nobody could write history in advance with so many specific … Read more

Daniel 10

10:1. Daniel received this vision in the third year of Cyrus, which was in 536 BC. Daniel this was the same time that the Lord rescued him from the lions’ den (6:1–28). This was right after Cyrus conquered Babylon and issued a proclamation of freedom allowing all Jews who wanted to return to Judea. 50,000 chose to return … Read more

Daniel 9

Daniel 9:1-3 Daniel received this vision “in the first year of Darius,” which means the events of Belshazzar’s feast in chapter 5 occurred between the visions of chapters 8 and 9. These verses show that Daniel studied Scripture which led and guided him in prayer. He saw the prophecies of Jeremiah as Scripture, even though Jeremiah … Read more

Daniel 8

Before we begin Daniel 8 let’s give an overview of what we have covered. Chapter 1 provides an introduction. Chapters 2-7 describe the times of the Gentiles, written in Aramaic, the common language of the Babylonians, Assyrians, and Persians used in government and commerce. Daniel 7 is one of the most important portions of Scripture … Read more

Daniel 1

V 1-2 the Babylonian exile, which was the result of the Lord’s judgment on his people. In Lev. 26:33 the Lord warned Israel that if they were unfaithful to the covenant entered into at Mount Sinai His discipline would come upon them. Deut 4:27 The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and you will … Read more

Intro to Daniel

As we begin to consider this book, we need to lay down some basic principles of interpretation as we study. These basic rules will help you as you read Daniel and as we discuss it our time together. Principle 1 – There are two types of prophetic formula: symbolic and simple. Symbolic interpretations can be … Read more

Daniel 5:1-31

This chapter begins with the party of the century thrown by the King of Babylon and demonstrates that God can bring judgment suddenly when we think everything is fine in our lives. As will seen, this is the night that the Babylonian Empire would fall to the Persians, October 12, 539 B.C.  In the first … Read more

Daniel 3:1-30

Daniel 3:1 In the last chapter Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a statue, the head of which was of gold, the breast and arms of silver, the middle portion of bronze, the legs of iron, and the feet and toes of iron mixed with clay. As Daniel interpreted the dream, the head represented the great … Read more

Daniel 7:1-27

Daniel 7:1-3 – The scene of these events is “the great sea” (Daniel 7:2), which possibly meant the Mediterranean. But in scripture the sea is a picture of the Gentile world (Revelation 13:1;21:1, which predicts that in the new earth there will be no more “sea”). From the sea (Gentile nations) are described as the … Read more