Book of Daniel

{HISTORICAL AND LITERARY INFORMATION}
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  1. Introduction to the Book of Daniel - (The book of Daniel is a well-structured literary work, not a collection of folk stories and random visions) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Tower of Babel, World Empire, and Human Hubris - (The book of Daniel traces attempts at global empire to the Tower of Babel Incident) - {PDF Copy}
{DANIEL IN THE IMPERIAL COURT}
  1. In the Babylonian Imperial Court  - (Daniel 1:1-21 - Daniel and his companions are educated in the courts of Babel of ancient Shinar) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Great Image of Nebuchadnezzar - (Daniel 2:1 - 3:30 - The golden image of Nebuchadnezzar, a prototype of the number and image of the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Downfall and Restoration of a King  -  (Daniel 4:1-37 - Nebuchadnezzar is removed from power for seven "seasons" until restored by God) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Head of Gold Shattered - (Daniel 5:1-31 - The overthrow of Babylonian power by the Medes and Persians) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Next Imperial Power - (Daniel 6:1-28 - Daniel in the Lion's Den) - {PDF Copy}
{THE VISIONS OF DANIEL}
  1. Four Beastly Regimes, Part 1 - (Daniel 7:1-14 - The vision of four beasts ascending from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Four Beastly Regimes, Part 2 - (Daniel 7:15-27 - The interpretation of the four beasts from the sea and the "little horn" of the fourth beast) - {PDF Copy}
  3. 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}
  4. 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}
  5. The Seventy Weeks - Prayer and Visitation - (Daniel 9:1-23 - The prayer of Daniel at the end of Jeremiah's 70 years captivity) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The First Sixty-Nine Weeks of Daniel - (Daniel 9:24-25 - The first 69 weeks of the Seventy Weeks prophecy) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Seventieth Week of Daniel - (Daniel 9:26-27 - The final week of the Seventy Weeks prophecy) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Final Vision, Introduction  - (Daniel 10:1-11:4 - An angelic visitation precedes Daniel's final vision) - {PDF Copy}
    {TOPICAL STUDIES}
    1. The Start Date of the 70 Weeks - (Daniel coordinates the start of the Seventy Weeks prophecy with Jeremiah's predicted 70-years captivity in Babylon) - {PDF Copy}
    2. The Identity of the "Little Horn" in Daniel - (The "Little Horn" is a malevolent ruler who came from one of the four Greco-Macedonian kingdoms) - {PDF Copy}
    3. Daniel Chapter 7 in the New Testament - (The application of Daniel's vision of four beasts in the New Testament) - {PDF Copy}
    4. Food Offered to Idols (Daniel 1:8-16) - (The refusal of Daniel to eat food offered to the idols of Babylon becomes a model for the seven churches of Asia in their struggles with the Roman imperial cult) - {PDF Copy}
    Neo-Babylonian Empire Map
    Map:  Neo-Babylonian Empire

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