Daniel

{BOOK OF DANIEL}

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  1. A Theology of History - (Imperial hubris is the legacy of the Tower of Babel, humanity’s first but certainly not last attempt at establishing a World Empire) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Babel Rises Again - -(In the Bible, Babylon is both a historical kingdom and a symbol of the recurring rise of the World Empire) - {PDF Copy}
  3. God Grants Rulership - (God gave the kingdom of Judah into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar, but He also equipped Daniel and his companions for service in the court of Babylon) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Babylon Then and Now - (The story of Ancient Babylon’s demise is reflected in the Sixth Trumpet and the Sixth Bowl of Wrath in the Book of Revelation) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Imperial Idolatry - (Daniel and his three companions refused to participate in the religious rituals of the Babylonian Empire – Daniel 1:14) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Empires and His Kingdom - (Only Daniel could reveal the troubling dream of the Babylonian King, unveiling the future of empires and the final kingdom – Daniel 2:1-49) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Great Golden Image - (Nebuchadnezzar implemented his dream by “setting up” the great golden image as he imagined it to glorify his majesty and realm) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The First Three Beasts - (Daniel saw four creatures with animalistic features ascending from a wind-tossed sea, representing four successive kingdoms) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Leopard and the Bear - (In Daniel’s vision in Chapter 7, the identities of the second and third beasts are found by comparing the vision with the Book’s other visions) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Fourth Beast - (Daniel’s fourth beast is the focus of his vision, especially its little horn with the mouth that was speaking great things) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The Little Horn - (The second half of the seventh chapter interprets the vision that concluded in a judgment and with a declaration) - {PDF Copy}
  12. The Son of Man - (The one like a Son of Man in Daniel’s vision is the source of Christ’s self-designation as the Son of Man authorized to rule the Kingdom) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Coming on the Clouds - (Portions of Daniel’s vision of the Fourth Beast and the Little Horn are applied to Jesus and his saints in the New Testament) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Time, Times, Half-a-Time - (The war against the saints will endure only for the allotted time – a time, times, and part of a time) - {PDF Copy}
  15. The Ram and the Goat - (Daniel receives a vision of a “ram” and a “goat.” The ram represents the kingdom of the “Medes and Persians,” and the goat the kingdom of Greece) - {PDF Copy}
  16. The Fierce King - (A malevolent ruler will arise from the Greek world who will deceive and persecute the people of God until he is “broken without hand) - {PDF Copy}
  17. Little Horn - Identity - (The description of the little horn fits the known history of the Seleucid king, Antiochus IV, Epiphanes) - {PDF Copy}
  18. Desolating Abomination - Context - (Literary context is vital for the understanding of the “Abomination that Desolates” in the book of Daniel) - {PDF Copy}
  19. The Contemptible King - (The war between “North” and “South” culminated in the rise of a “contemptible” ruler and the “abomination that desolates”) - {PDF Copy}
  20. The Slanderous Mouth - (The Mouth speaking great things in Daniel appears in Revelation in the description of the Beast from the Sea that persecutes the saints) - {PDF Copy}
  21. A Second Little Horn? - (The Little Horn is named in two of Daniel’s visions. Is it the same figure each time or two different individual rulers? - Daniel 7:7-8, 8:9-14) - {PDF Copy}
  22. Unsealing the Scroll - (Daniel was commanded to seal the scroll, but the angel sent by Jesus commanded John NOT to do so since the season was now at hand) - {PDF Copy}

Athens - Photo by Arthur Yeti on Unsplash
[Athens - Photo by Arthur Yeti on Unsplash]

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