A Study Index of Daniel

A Study Index of Daniel

Although Jewish authorities acknowledge this book of Daniel is a Sacred Text, they regarded it only among the Writings but not among the Prophets. They just dislike what Daniel had written, throwing out their contempt by kicking his writing and its prophecy downstair.

The greatest of the Prophets, Daniel’s writing is a prophecy of the coming Messiah, yet Jews pray everyday at the Wailing Wall for the coming of the Messiah. “Oh blind Guides!” Would God have any obligation to hear such prayers? Or, would he prefer to kindle a fire in the midst of them?

Chapter 1

— Daniel among children of Israel in captives
— the king’s seed and of the princes
— youths: no blemish, favored, skillful in wisdom
— cunning in knowledge, understanding science
— Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah
— Belteshazzar; Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego

~ Chapter 2

— Nebuchadnezzar dreamed; his spirit troubled
— magicians, astrologers, sorcerers summoned
— a great image, a statute in human form
— this image’s head was of fine gold
— his breast and his arms of silver
— his belly and his thighs of brass
— his legs of iron, feet part iron and part clay
— image broken, became a great mountain

A Study of Chapters 1 and 2 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 3

— Nebuchadnezzar made an huge golden image
— upon the sound of music
— ye fall down and worship the golden image
— but there are certain Jews who bow not
— Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
— bound into the midst of a burning fiery furnace
— in their midst, a fourth, like the Son of God

~ Chapter 4

— Nebuchadnezzar giving his testimonies
— a dream which made him afraid and troubled
— a tree in the midst of the earth
— and the height thereof was great
— “Hew down the tree and cut off its branches
— Let his heart be changed from man’s to beast’s
— and let seven times pass over him”

A Study of Chapters 3 and 4 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 5

— Belshazzar made a great feast before thousands
— gold and silver vessels that were from the temple
— the same hour came forth fingers of a man’s hand
— and wrote on the wall of the king’s palace
— that was written: Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin
— Mene: God hath numbered thy kingdom and finished it
— Tekel: thou art weighed in and art found wanting
— Peres: thy kingdom is given to the Medes and Persians

~ Chapter 6

— Daniel was preferred above the other princes
— then governors, princes and counselors
— conspired against Daniel
— and they brought and cast him into the den of lions
— “my God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths”
— so Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius

A Study of Chapters 5 and 6 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 7

— Daniel had dream and visions in his head
— four great beasts came up from the sea
— the first like a lion and had eagle’s wings
— a second beast, like unto a bear
— a third, a leopard, four wings and heads
— a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible
— up came among them a little horn
— out of the fourth beast, ten horns

~ Chapter 8

— vision of a ram with two horns
— but one was higher than the other
— behold, a hegoat came from the west
— the ram was the Medo-Persian Empire
— horn on goat’s head – Alexander the Great
— “little horn” will persecute the holy people
— daily sacrifice transgressed and cast down
— for two thousand and three hundred days

A Study of Chapters 7 and 8 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 9

— seventy years destined for desolations of Judah
— “we have sinned and have committed iniquity
— Yea, all Israel have transgressed Thy law”
— Gabriel “O Daniel, for thou art greatly loved”
— “seventy weeks concerning thy people
— after sixty-two weeks shall Messiah be cut off”

~ Chapter 10

— Daniel mourning for three full weeks
— was left alone and remained no strength
— “O Daniel, a man greatly loved
— I have come to make thee understand
— what shall befall thy people in the latter days
— for yet the vision is for many days”

A Study of Chapters 9 and 10 HERE ~ —— ~

Chapter 11

— Gabriel stood to strengthen Daniel
— wars Syria and Egypt: Seleucids vs Ptolemies
— the era of Antiochus (III) the Great
— of Antiochus Epiphanes: a type of anti-Christ
— king of the North vs king of the South
— prophecy of Rome and the Papacy
— of Islam — the Turks, Arabs and Muslims

~ Chapter 12

— at that time shall Michael stand up
— there shall be a time of trouble
— “a time of Jacob’s trouble” Jeremiah 30:7
— “O Lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
— these words are sealed till the time of the end
— from the time the daily sacrifice taken away
— there shall be a prophecy of 1290/1335 days

A Study of Chapters 11 and 12 HERE ~ —— ~

~ by Joel Huan on April 14, 2023.

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