While in babylon, daniels prophetic gift is noticed by the kingand an adventure of faith, tyranny, miracles, and the relationship between a slave and his master is born. The book of daniel is one of the books in the old testament. 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. The book of daniel has been called the apocalypse of the old testament. Daniel is the last of the major prophets the others are isaiah, jeremiah, and ezekiel, and he was a captive of judah. After an introductory chapter in hebrew, daniel switches to aramaic in chapter 27. The book of daniel is one of the most significant prophetic books in the bible. The book of daniel is followed by the prophet hosea, the first of the prophets in the book of the twelve.
The book of daniel is written in hebrewexcept for most of chapter 2 and all. The story of daniel motivates faithfulness despite exile in babylon. The fall of babylon bible story daniel bible story. You really ought to dig into daniel with a bible study and commentary to learn about this character for yourself, but for starters, heres 12 biblical facts about daniel that dont get. He ends up taking back the cream of the crop, the most elite and noble israelites, to serve at his court in babylon. The informed description of historical events in chapters 1 to 6 and the use of the. Strictly speaking, the book does not belong to the prophetic writings but rather to a distinctive type of literature known as apocalyptic, of which it is an early specimen. The genre of the book of daniel is narrative history, prophetic oracle, and it includes apocalyptic material. The book says that daniel is its writer in several places, such as 9. The babylonians also changed the names of three of daniels friends who were captured. That jesus concurred is clear from his reference to the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of through the prophet daniel mt 24. But at that time your peopleeveryone whose name is found written in the bookwill be delivered. The young men had been named by their parents hananiah, mishael, and azariah their names meaning jehovah is gracious, who belongs to god, and jehovah helps.
Bible study notebook scripture study revelation bible study caleb et sophia book of daniel daniel in the bible bibel journal bible knowledge bible truth the image of nebuchadnezzar in these days when prophecy is so rapidly fulfilling before our eyes the implications of daniels words are intensely interesting for serious bible students. Daniel s wisdom makes him a legend in his own time. Daniels life serves as an example of godly integrity. Daniel 1 niv daniels training in babylon bible gateway. Nebuchadnezzar, king of babylon, has conquered judah and deported its people to his empire. Interesting facts about daniel barnes bible charts n daniel means god is my judge. His hebrew name, which means god is my judge, appears many times throughout the bible. The book of daniel introduction to the book of daniel in the bible.
His visions offer hope that god will bring all nations under his rule. From daniel and his three friends, we will learn the power of faith and commitment b. One of the four great prophets, although he is not once spoken of in the old testament as a prophet. When nebuchadnezzars son sees a terrifying vision, his mother refers him to daniel. Daniels friends shadrach, meshach and abednego served as advisers to king nebuchadnezzar of babylon. The book of daniel kjv audio bible full by alexander. This book takes its name not from the author, who is actually unknown, but from its hero, who was allegedly among the first jews deported to babylon, where he lived at least until 538 b. The consensus of scholarship for the last century is that daniel was composed in the second century bce to address the crisis that arose when a legitimate high priest was deposed, the temple was plundered, an illegitimate cult was established ther. The book of daniel the smart guide to the bible series by thomas nelson and larry richards jun 17, 2007.
The book of daniel plays several roles in the bible. This is being aired by permission of the holder litchfield associates, all rights. Hes a righteous and wise hero of the old testament whose decisions save the lives of many. But thou, o daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end. Six narratives on the lives of daniel and his friends. It also records the his apocalyptic visions, actions as well as his prophesies. 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. Interesting facts about daniel biblical facts and comments.
The book was probably completed shortly after cyrus captured babylon in 539 contents. Daniel, the biblical old testament prophet, served four kings in the royal court of ancient babylon. The book of daniel identifies the prophet daniel as its author daniel 9. As with all of scripture, the book of daniel is profitable for our study 2 ti 3. The book of daniel begins with king nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of babylon, ransacking jerusalem. For the early church, daniel symbolized the wisdom and virtue of the persecuted believer in the midst of a polytheistic society one that worships many gods.
Summary of the book of daniel the story of the bible. Book of daniel overview insight for living ministries. Daniels aramaic is closer to eastern aramaic rather than western aramaic much like that which is found in the elephantine papyri fifthcentury b. Daniel is presented as a jew in the babylonian exile who achieved notoriety in the royal court for his dream interpretations and cryptography and for his salvation from death in a lions pit. Jesus mentions daniel as the author as well matthew 24.
In addition, the captivating prophecy, imagery, and symbolism make the book of daniel one of the most read of hebrew scripture, our old testament of the bible. The septuagint rendering in the last portion of the verse is totally different from the masserotic recension, which is correctly rendered in our english version, and thou, daniel, hide the commands and seal the book till the time of the. In the final vision, daniel sees a period of history culminating in a struggle between the king of the north and the king of the south in which. 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. Daniel and his friendsshadrach, meshach, and abednegohave to navigate between the demands nebuchadnezzar is putting on them and. 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. His faithful service to the lord in a land and culture not his own makes him unique among almost all the people of scripturedaniel stands as one of the only. Therefore all fulfilled predictions in daniel, it is claimed, had to have been composed no earlier than the maccabean period second century b. The book of daniel was likely written between 540 and 530 b. The book implies that daniel was its author in several passages, such as 9.
Few bible characters have the kind of status that daniel does. 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. 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 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. Biblica, the international bible society, is a worldwide ministry that has. This captivity of citizens of judah in babylon lasted for 70 years, as god had foretold through the prophet jeremiah jeremiah 25. Jesus warned his disciples about coming events when he talked about the abomination that causes desolation, spoken of through the prophet daniel. The book of daniel assures gods people that their situation in exile would not be permanent, that god would keep his promise to abraham, he would keep his. 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. When did daniel live, and when was the book of daniel written. 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. These he carried off to the temple of his god in babylonia and put in the. The prophet daniel is one of four major prophets in hebrew scripture, along. This remarkable piece of scripture has encouraged the faithful for centuries.
Witness faith and visions come to pass in the book of. Can there ever be faith again in the midst of darkness, rebellion, and gloom. Part of the section of the bible referred to as ketuvim the writings see the torah, it is an apocalyptic book, like the book of revelations in the new testament. Intro to daniel biblica the international bible society. First, i want to remind you that in the last days there will come scoffers who will do every wrong they can think of, and laugh at the truth. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. Daniels prayer, and the vision of the seventy weeks 9. Daniel was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. Its prophecies of worldruling empires are closely related to revelation.
His life and prophecies are recorded in the book of daniel. God is in control, no matter how things look, and his kingdom will one day fill the earth. Daniel 1 new international version niv daniels training in babylon. 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. In addition, the captivating prophecy, imagery, and symbolism make the book of daniel one of the most read. Book of daniel from the king james version of the bible. Book of daniel read, study bible verses online bible study tools.976 175 763 928 338 572 46 1471 70 1467 882 1343 1410 1342 400 1431 2 1022 1328 554 1510 762 344 657 1165 858 1300 356 696 970 570 927 988 1338 336