DANIEL TOTAL CHAPTERS: 12
DANIEL TOTAL VERSES: 357
TOTAL WORDS: 11,606
DATE WRITTEN: 537 BC
Faithfulness During Persecution. Stories and Visions of Babylon’s Future and of Israel’s Future Destiny.
Daniel (Belteshazzar), Hananiah (Shadrach), Mishael (Meshech), Azariah (Abednego), King Nebuchadnezzar, King Belshazzar, and King Darius.
BOOK OF DANIEL KEY VERSES:
1:19-20: The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service. In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.
2:22: He reveals deep and hidden things, He knows what lies in darkness, and Light dwells within Him.
2:31: You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue-an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance.
3:17-18: If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.
4:34-35: His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation. All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: ‘What have you done?
9:25-27: Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble. After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the ‘seven’ he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.
Book of Daniel is written in exile in Babylon during the 6th century B.C. Daniel a nobleman like Ezekiel, had been taken as a young man captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel’s superior way of life earns him great respect in the Babylonian government. This book presents the best known predictions of the restoration of Israel, the history of the nations, and the end of the age. The book can be broken down into three parts. Chapter 1 describes the destruction of Jerusalem, captivity and exile. Chapter 2-7 gives a record of Nebuchadnezzar’s and Belshazzar’s dreams and their interpretation by Daniel. Chapters 8-12 contain a vision to future kingdoms and their rulers, Seventy weeks prophesy and precise timeline of when the Messiah would come. It comforts us that our hope in salvation is sure, but that our faith must endure a while longer.
CHAPTER WISE SUMMARY:
Chapter#1. The Wisdom of Daniel. Jerusalem besieged by the Babylonians. Nebuchadnezzar brought the young nobles to Shinar. Ashpenaz takes Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah among those. Daniel’s Resolved to refuse the king’s portion do prosper with pulse and water. Faithfulness Rewarded
Chapter#2. The Dream Image. Nebuchadnezzar has a dream. He calls in all his magicians, astrologers, and sorcerers to tell what he dreamt as he forgot and also interpret his dreams. They acknowledged their inability are judged to die. Daniel Praises God. And God told him the dream. The dream is about the end time. A great image. A head of fine gold, his breast and arms of silver, his belly and thighs of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. He Interprets The King’s Dream. Daniel honored by the king.
Chapter#3. The Fiery Furnace. Nebuchadnezzar builds a statue like the one in his dream. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are accused for not worshipping the image. Cast into the furnace but saved. Nebuchadnezzar seeing the miracle blesses God
Chapter#4. The Tree Vision. Nebuchadnezzar recognizes God’s kingship. Saw another dream. The dream is about a great and strong tree, reaching up to heaven, getting cut down, but the stump is left. It was said in the dream, Let his heart be changed from men and let a beast heart be given to him and seven times pass over him. Daniel tells the king he tree is you O king. You will be driven from men, dwell with the beast, eat grass, until seven periods of time pass, and until you know that the MOST HIGH ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth to whomsoever He will. This all happens to king Nebuchadnezzar, and when it’s over, he is fully restored in his kingdom.
Chapter#5. King Belshazzar’s feast. Belshazzar and the Handwriting on the Wall. Daniel Interprets The Writing. Your kingdom will be given to the Persians.
Chapter#6. Daniel in the Lions Den. A new king, Darius now rules. He sets three presidents over the kingdom. Of which, Daniel was number one. They, conspiring against him, obtain an idolatrous decree. Daniel was thrown into the Lion’s Den. Saved Miraculously. King Darius honors Daniel’s God
Chapter#7. The Four Beasts Vision. Daniel’s vision of the four beasts. The four beasts are, a lion, a bear, a leopard, and the fourth was different from all those before, and had great iron teeth and ten horns. Then comes up the little horn, one of Satan’s names. The beast was destroyed. Daniel sees the Son of man. His kingdom is to be an everlasting one that shall not be destroyed.
Chapter#8. The Ram and Goat Vision. Daniel sees a ram with two horns, having great power. None can stand before him. Then he sees a goat with a great horn, fights the ram, and overpowers him. The goat becomes great, his horn is broken, and in its place comes up four others. From one of the four horns, comes up the little horn, one of Satan’s names.
Chapter#9. Daniel’s 70 Weeks. Daniel’s Prayer For His People. And prays for the restoration of Jerusalem. Gabriel informs him of the seventy weeks.
Chapter#10. The Angelic Conflict. Daniel’s Vision Of A Dazzling Heavenly Messenger.
Chapter#11. The Man of Sin. The overthrow of Persia by the king of Greece. The king of the north will dishonor the temple. He will raise and exalt himself
Chapter#12. The Time of the End. Michael shall deliver Israel from their troubles. Time Of judgment and the resurrection Of the two Groups. There will be a time of distress. Time, times and half a time. These words are sealed until the end.