The fascinating book of daniel teacher s notes page 1 teachers notes lesson one special comments. A very good contribution to the literature on daniel. Study of the book of daniel christian truth center. Based on the historical events described in verses 1 and 21, daniel ministered from 605539538 bc. Named after its writer, daniels book is a product of his time in babylon as a jewish exile from israel. The book of daniel this course is designed as an expository study of the book of daniel, taking the student through the entire book with cross references to other portions of scripture. Here is a brief explanation of the features of this workbook. Daniels prophecies are in many respects the most remarkable of any in the sacred record and is the most comprehensive. Harold henry rowley 18901969, darius the mede and the four world empires in the book of daniel. The book of daniel is a collection of papers written at several times. But at that time your peopleeveryone whose name is found written in. Daniel 8 nrsv vision of a ram and a goat in the bible.
Doing an overview is like looking at a map of a place before making a trip there to explore it further. Feel free to use them either individually or in a group. Top 5 commentaries on the book of daniel ligonier ministries. Watch our overview video on the book of daniel, which breaks down the. The bible study book includes a teaching video viewer guide and personal study resources to be completed between small group meetings. The book of daniel was likely written between 540 and 530 b. These he carried off to the temple of his god in babylonia and put in the. The story of daniel motivates faithfulness despite exile in babylon. Yet we miss the point if we pay more attention to daniels story than to daniels god. Daniel s friends shadrach, meshach and abednego served as advisers to king nebuchadnezzar of babylon. May 02, 2020 daniel served in the royal court of nebuchadnezzar and several rulers who followed nebuchadnezzar. Daniel 8 new revised standard version nrsv vision of a ram and a goat. There are a number of other helpful commentaries on the book of daniel. The first six chapters are a collection of historical papers written by.
Golden images, winged lions, proud kings, judgment day and the holy sanctuarythey are all part of the fascinating, colorful book of daniel. Somewhat more in depth, but still conservative is the work by allan harman. It located the most of its predictions within well defined prophetic periods, though reaching many centuries into the future. The book of daniel is no exception for it provides a wealth of information to those who would diligently consider it and its teachings. While the book has some things in it which may be difficult to understand, at the same time it provides many principles, lessons and insights that must not be. The first half of the book chapters 16 contains stories in the third person about the experiences of daniel and his friends under kings nebuchadrezzar ii, belshazzar, darius i, and. The kingdoms of men were destined for destruction while the kingdom of god under the rule of the messiah was destined for glory. Jesus mentions daniel as the author as well matthew 24. Strongs exhaustive concordance of the bible, numbered to the hebrew, chaldee, and greek, and english, coded to the strongs concordance numbers. The historical background to the book of daniel by dr. On a more introductory level are the works by joyce baldwin, james montgomery boice, and ronald wallace. The stories reveal how to be ready for earths final days. So including hebrew and aramaic in the book of daniel was partly a reflection of the jews being bilingualspeaking both languages. God doesnt want us to just be hearers of the word, he wants us to be doers of the wordliving gospels sharing the good news of jesus christ not only in our words, but in our lives.
Following is an overview on how to do an inductive bible study. The book says that daniel is its writer in several places, such as 9. However, if you are studying the book of daniel for endoftimes prophecy, this book is not for you. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. Does the book of daniel have any significance for us today. Daniel does not stop praying, and so he is is thrown to the lions. The book of daniel identifies the prophet daniel as its author daniel 9. You will open each meeting by briefly discussing a question or two that will help focus everyones attention on the subject of the lesson. The book of daniel ive been a bit of a onetrick pony for the past decadeits a long story that maybe ill blog about some time. Daniel bible study the jesuswalk bible study series. Its prophecies of worldruling empires are closely related to revelation. It does not say these years were concluded before the events of ch.
Returning to the old testament prophets, we come to the book of daniel, which records the ministry and visions of the next prophet in our chronological study. The assyrian periodwill be briefly examinedin order toreveal babylons rise topower,for it was inthe p ower struggle betweenassyria andbabylon that judahandhence daniel became involved. In the course of the books opening stories, the kings keep realizing that daniels god is, in fact, everybodys god, or the only godand then they immediately do something entirely disrespectful and ridiculous like drinking. This bible study book is designed to be paired with teaching videos from beth moore. From daniel and his friends, we will learn the power of faith and commitment. Study of the book of daniel the book of daniel was written by daniel in 600 bc. You will enjoy exploring the prophetic book of daniel through these free bible studies.
The book of daniel, also called the prophecy of daniel, a book of the old testament found in the ketuvim writings, the third section of the jewish canon, but placed among the prophets in the christian canon. While the book has some things in it which may be difficult to understand, at the. Here, in a 12week format, are carefully wrought studies that will ignite the mind and the heart. The book of daniel is a 2ndcentury bc biblical apocalypse combining a prophecy of history with an eschatology a portrayal of end times cosmic in scope and political in focus. The method of study which i use is called inductive bible study. Angela anais juana antolina rosa edelmira nin y culmell february 21, 1903 january 14, 1977, known professionally as anais nin. Daniel 1 niv daniels training in babylon in the bible. Fair use notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106a, the fair use of a ed. Roy gingrich has carefully analyzed the main prophetic segments of the book of daniel daniel, chapters 2, 7, 8, 9, 1012. The book of daniel is both familiar and mysterious. As with all of scripture, the book of daniel is profitable for our study 2 ti 3.
This summary of the book of daniel provides information about the title, authors, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of daniel. The ultimate purpose of the bible is not to inform us, it is to transform us. For a more detailed treatment, you are invited to look over my sermon outlines on daniel. Its historical trustworthiness and prophetic character, journal of the transactions of the victoria institute 62 1930. Sydney allen, on schedls attempt to count the days of daniel, andrews university seminary studies 4. The book of daniel, originally written in hebrew and aramaic, is a book in both the hebrew bible and the christian old testament writer. The books of reference used for this study of the book of daniel were the bible, king james version, called the companion bible, publisher kregel. Paul tanner introductory comments the following notes are intendedtosupply the student withsuffic ient informationonthe historical developments that relate tothe book of daniel. The book of daniel has all the makings of a great story.
Daniels friends shadrach, meshach and abednego served as advisers to king nebuchadnezzar of babylon. Chuck smith study guide for daniel blue letter bible. Daniel god my judge, which accords with the character and contents of the book. Follow along in this chapterbychapter, selfgrading bible study as you unravel complex prophecies and learn simple biblical principles for everyday life. On the other hand, are visions of beasts and horns and kings that predict the future from daniels time all the way to the second coming of christ. When daniel wrote about the babylonian kingdom, he wrote in the aramaic language.
This introductory lesson will situate the historical setting for the book of daniel and its relationship to the book of revelation. In session 1 we adopted an approach to enhance the personal applications well make along our way through the chapters of daniel. Daniel 1, new international version niv the bible app. As isaac newton in his observations on the prophecies of daniel 1732 put it. I am planning between 14 and 16 lessons to cover the book of daniel. The book of daniel stands as a unique mix in the old testament, for while it begins with history, it makes a strong transition at chapter 7, where it contains visions of future events significant to the jews. Daniel 1 establishes a time frame for the prophets ministry. Jan 10, 2009 a very good contribution to the literature on daniel.
Daniel was born during the closing days of the kingdom of judah. Author describes every prophecy of daniel as having been already fulfilled. In an inductive bible study, a student digs into the bible learning as much as possible from the bible, and conducts his or her own analysis of the book being studied, hopefully before. The book of daniel a study guide executable outlines. The book of daniel can be divided into two partsstories and prophecies. Book of daniel simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Purchase the daniel leader kit for small groups or follow the directions for purchasing the personal use videos inside of the. Feel free to use these lessons either individually or in a group. Since babylon was the major empire of that time, its language, aramaic, was the language of international protocol esv study bible, comment on isaiah 36. God is in control, no matter how things look, and his kingdom will one day fill the earth. The book of daniel is often read for its contribution to our understanding of endtimes events, but sometimes christians have been so obsessed with this that we have missed its main message.
In more mundane language, it is an account of the activities and visions of daniel, a noble jew exiled at babylon, its message being that just as the god of israel saved daniel and his friends from their enemies, so. The book of daniel, a book of the old testament found in the ketuvim writings, the third section of the jewish canon, but placed among the prophets in the christian canon. It seems improbable that a second century writer would fabricate such a story or allow it to pass without comment in a situation where the preservation of the purity of the jewish faith was considered. By the time you finish reading daniel, youll probably be wondering how all these babylonian and persian kings could be so incredibly thick. The first half of the book chapters 16 contains stories in the third person about the experiences of daniel and his.
The book of daniel records the actions, prophecies, and visions of the prophet daniel. The purpose is to assist the student in gaining a greater comprehension of the biblical teaching contained in the book of daniel with an emphasis on practical. A proper understanding of daniel, chapters 2 and 7, and of daniel 9. Follow along in this chapterbychapter, selfgrading bible study as you. A study of the book of daniel the church of christ in. The higher biblical critics especially seemed to attack the book of daniel from that perspective, often giving the book an authorship during the time of the maccabees a jewish group that recaptured the holy land and a date they often use for the writing is 170 bc. This study presents introductory information about the book of daniel followed by thirteen lessons devoted to an indepth study of the biblical text. A study of the book of daniel gene taylor1preface the study of any of the old testament prophets is a worthwhile endeavor. Persons named daniel god has judged are mentioned in babylonian records and in the bible elsewhere. The book of daniel is an apocalypse, a literary genre in which a heavenly reality is revealed to a human recipient. Because prophecy bulks large in the bible, i would like to say a word about it before we look at the book of daniel specifically. Most of the old testament work ive done since 2010 has been daniel related see resources and whole bunch of categories in the dropdown menu at the right for more.
While still a young man, daniel travelled to babylon with a. Book of daniel bible study mike mazzalongo youtube. Many of these steps will be used in your study of daniel. Daniel 1 new international version niv daniels training in babylon. The book of daniel is one of the most significant prophetic books in the bible. In depth study into the biblical book of daniel carolyn nunnally rated it it was amazing oct 09, 2018 russ dick rated it it was amazing.
At that time michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. Daniels prophecies reveal the plans of god and unmask the plans of the enemy. Reason for approachdates given in connection with reign of kings daniel served under. For instance, a signer of nehemiahs covenant in 444 b. The last six chapters contain prophecies written by daniel himself. Following is a free selfstudy course on the book of daniel in the bible. From daniel and his three friends, we will learn the power of faith and commitment b. The purpose is to assist the student in gaining a greater comprehension of the biblical teaching contained in the book of daniel with an emphasis on practical application. Book of daniel introduction shmoop test prep, study. The book implies that daniel was its author in several passages, such as 9.
Book of daniel overview insight for living ministries. Daniels prayer, and the vision of the seventy weeks 9. Dan 6 the book of daniel is a compelling record of gods wisdom and sovereignty, and its a key book to study if youre interested in biblical prophecy. Reprinted 1959, harold henry rowley 18901969, the unity of the book of daniel, the servant of the lord and other essays on the old testament, 2nd edn. Jesus warned his disciples about coming events when he talked about the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of through the prophet daniel. In depth study into the biblical book of daniel kindle edition by smith, timothy. It was the first prophecy giving a consecutive history of the world from that time to the end. It is the only book which jesus specifically urges his lastday people to study. How to do an inductive bible study on the book of daniel.1601 45 1581 367 947 782 59 1417 271 1426 1436 1459 760 1263 843 727 111 778 923 1357 400 937 1060 852 1076 1387 1566 331 1192 1601 718 317 932 156 430 895 1051 197 1222 1161 1396 1150 1006 1152 1224