Daniels parents chose a hebrew name for their son meaning god is my. The genre of the book of daniel is narrative history, prophetic oracle, and it includes apocalyptic material. Daniels training in babylon in the third year of the reign of jehoiakim king of judah, nebuchadnezzar king of babylon came to jerusalem and. The prophetic seal on the book of daniel is unsealing right before our very eyes. Book of daniel from the king james version of the bible. The book of daniel, one of the volumes of the bible, is found in the section of scriptures. Daniels three friends daniels friends shadrach, meshach and abednego served as advisers to king nebuchadnezzar of babylon. This is being aired by permission of the holder litchfield associates, all rights.
Twopage spread from johannes gutenbergs 42line bible, c. Its prophecies of worldruling empires are closely related to revelation. The book of daniel is written in hebrewexcept for most of chapter 2 and. Daniel is one of the few bible books that takes place during a period of. Daniel 5 new international version niv the writing on the wall. The book of daniel is followed by the prophet hosea, the first of the prophets in the book of the twelve. Witness faith and visions come to pass in the book of. Daniel 1 niv daniels training in babylon in the bible gateway. Books of the bible list order complete new and old testament. It cannot be overemphasized how relevant this book is to our current generation. Who so ever reads, let him understand meaning whatever daniel saw was recorded and at that recorded clearly and correctly. At a minimum, daniel would be at least 82 years old when that occurred. A documentary about bible prophecy that investigates shocking predictions of current global events. Daniel 5 the writing on the wall king bible gateway.
Does the book of daniel have any significance for us today. And nowhere in the bible are gods initiative and control expressed more clearly and pervasively than in the book of the prophet ezekiel. The book of daniel is unsealing middle east and prophecy. The book is written in a mixture of hebrew and aramaic. This remarkable piece of scripture has encouraged the faithful for centuries, giving us a glimpse to future events that already came to pass and and are yet to come. The book of daniel has been called the apocalypse of the old testament. Many will roam to and fro, and knowledge will increase. In addition, the captivating prophecy, imagery, and symbolism make the book of daniel one of the most read of the old testament of the bible. The book of daniel begins with king nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of babylon, ransacking jerusalem. Daniel, as many other authors of the antiquity and the bible, writes of himself in the third person throughout the first part of the book. The book of daniel is a study, a commentary of the book of daniel in the bible. Old testament bible quotations update on december 17, 2019 by pastor jack wellman daniel was a jew who lived in captivity, but because of his faith in god he met with success even while living in a foreign land.
The first six chapters contain accounts of faith that inspire both young and old b. Study scripture verses with commentary, concordances, and use highlighting, underlining, take notes in the bible. The book of daniel presents a collection of popular stories about daniel, a loyal jew, and the record of visions granted to him, with the babylonian exile of the 6th century bce as their background. Each verse and each sentence is dissected to unveil great prophesies which are coming to fruition today. The book of daniel kjv audio bible full by alexander. Can there ever be faith again in the midst of darkness, rebellion, and gloom. And in fact the book of revelation is largely a christian interpretation of the. The book of daniel is one of the most significant prophetic books in the bible. Book of daniel read, study bible verses online bible study tools.
Daniel daniel captures the major events in the life of the prophet daniel during israels exile. A noble jewish youth of jerusalem, he is taken into captivity by nebuchadnezzar of babylon and serves the king and his successors with loyalty and ability until. The biblical account of daniel the prophet begins as he and other young men from judah were taken captive by king nebuchadnezzar of babylon daniel 1. It would be worthwhile and advisable to read the page on bible prophecy symbols first to gain a comprehensive understanding of the many bible symbols before beginning. Daniel 1, new king james version nkjv the bible app. The following pages are a scripture by scripture bible commentary on each chapter of the book of daniel and many historical quotes are given to reinforce the truth. Book of daniel overview insight for living ministries. The book of daniel is often read for its contribution to our understanding of endtimes events, but sometimes christians have been so obsessed with. Biblica, the international bible society, is a worldwide ministry that has. Iran is biblical persia and, in retrospect, we can now see that the emergence of iran as a world power and a modernday growing global threat, is prophesized in the book of daniel. Daniel 01 introduction to the biblical book of daniel. Intro to daniel biblica the international bible society. One of the more fascinating books of the bible is the book of daniel.
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 last six chapters are filled with apocalyptic visions that challenge even the most advanced bible. His life and visions point to gods plans of redemption and sovereign control of history. The book of daniel is a 2ndcentury bc biblical apocalypse combining a prophecy of history with an eschatology cosmic in scope and political in focus. The book of daniel is one of my favourite books of the biblethank you for the work you do. List of books and articles about book of daniel online. When did daniel live, and when was the book of daniel written. He ends up taking back the cream of the crop, the most elite and noble israelites, to serve at his court in babylon. The book of daniel is the apocalyptic book of the hebrew bible. The book of daniel the book of daniel is one of the most significant prophetic books in the bible. Daniel spoke about the abomination of desolation this clarifies that daniel was a real person and the events described in the book are real including the prophecies. The old testament of the new american bible is authorized by the confraternity of christian doctrine of the national conference of catholic bishops, washington.
The hero of the book of daniel in the ketuvim section of the bible is one of the jews exiled in babylonia, a soothsayer at the babylonian court under nebuchadnezzar who died in 562 b. Of such the lord had said, wickedness has come to babylon through the elders and judges posing as guides to the people. Christ confirmed daniel as the author of this book compare matt. The widely held view that the book of daniel is largely fictional rests mainly on the modern philosophical assumption that longrange predictive prophecy is impossible. July 8, 2016 bill pratt leave a comment traditional scholarship holds that daniel was written in the sixth century bc and is historically reliable, but many modern biblical scholars hold that daniel was written in the second century bc and is pious fiction. There is uncertainty as to when the story may have taken place, but most scholars contend that its stories occurred in the second century bce. 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. Daniel served in the royal court of nebuchadnezzar and several rulers who followed nebuchadnezzar. The book implies that daniel was its author in several passages, such as 9. After an introductory chapter in hebrew, daniel switches to aramaic in chapter 27.
It seems most probable that he wrote the book shortly after this date but before ca. The book of daniel records the actions, prophecies, and visions of the prophet daniel. Named after its writer, daniels book is a product of his time in babylon as a jewish. The focal point of the book of daniel is the time of the end the end of the conflict between good and evil. The first half of the book chapters 16 contains stories in the third person about the experiences. In todays excerpt from the most recent edition in the story of god bible commentary series, author wendy l.576 443 1603 1275 749 1404 667 1449 574 1201 246 1317 1050 614 1083 700 751 65 320 1571 946 1495 101 262 1269 1465 456 782 601 1433 1610 1483 1483 878 1636 1283 596 1473 130 574 1193 338 1 363 310