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					Daniel
Daniel’s   Susa
 Tomb      Iran
Map of Mesopotamia
Daniel
Map of Mesopotamia
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
The Central Message of Daniel

 1. God rewards
    uncompromising faith
 2. God rules in the kingdoms
    and affairs of ALL nations
      Who was Daniel
1. At least three in Scripture
2. He was of the tribe of Judah
3. He was either of the royal
   family or a noble
4. He had a determined faith
   Adjusting to Babylon

 Taken to Babylon in 606 BC
Begins training in language and
     culture of the Chaldeans
           (Babylonians)
  How Long Did Daniel Serve?

         Taken to Babylon in 606 BC
“Remained” in some capacity until the
         first year of Cyrus – 536 BC
Last prophecy in third year of Cyrus –
                               533 BC

                     At least 73 years
Chronological Sequence of Daniel

   Chapters 1-4     Nebuchadnezzar
   Chapters 7-8     Belshazzar
   Chapters 5
   Chapter 6        Darius
   Chapter 9
   Chapters 10-12   Cyrus
The Languages of Daniel

Daniel 1.1-2.3 Hebrew
Daniel 2.4-7.28 Aramaic
Daniel 8.1-12.13 Hebrew
Daniel
    Structure of Daniel

Chapter 1       Introduction

Chapters 2-7    Destiny of Nations

Chapters 8-12   Destiny of Israel
Daniel Chapter 2

The Prophetic Image
  Babylon
Medo-Persia
  Greece

Kingdom of God

  Rome
     Babylon

First Beast of Daniel 7.4
      (Winged Lion)
Winged Lion of Babylon
  Medo-Persia
Second Beast of Daniel 7.5
    Bear raised up on
        one side
Medo-Persia
 Ram of Daniel 8
Two horns, but one
     longer

  Daniel 8.3, 20
     Greece

Third Beast of Daniel 7.6
    Like a 4-winged
        Leopard
     Greece

Male Goat of Daniel 8.5

      Daniel 8.21
     Greece

Kingdom of Daniel 11.3-4
Fourth Beast of Daniel 7.7

     Daniel 7.19-28
      Daniel 8.23ff
     Daniel 9.26-27




       Rome
  Babylon
Medo-Persia
  Greece

Kingdom of God

  Rome
Kingdom of God

  Mark 1.14-15
    Mark 9.1
Colossians 1.13-14
 Hebrews 12.28
Daniel
 Daniel
Chapter 3

  The
Pathetic
 Image
 Herodotus
(c. 484-c. 425 BC)


   “Father”
      of
   “History”
                          Herodotus

                      Book 1, 178-186

                   Concerning Babylon

The city was in the form of a square, 14 miles on
each side, and of enormous magnitude
                          Herodotus

                      Book 1, 178-186

                   Concerning Babylon

The brick wall was 56 miles long, 300 feet high,
25 feet thick with another wall 75 feet behind
the first wall, and the wall extended 35 feet
below the ground
                         Herodotus

                     Book 1, 178-186

                  Concerning Babylon

There were 250 towers that were 450 feet high.

A wide and deep moat encircled the city.
                           Herodotus

                      Book 1, 178-186

                   Concerning Babylon

The Euphrates River also flowed through the
middle of the city. Ferry boats and a 1/2 mi. long
bridge with drawbridges closed at night.
                        Herodotus

                    Book 1, 178-186

                 Concerning Babylon

The "Hanging Gardens" built by Nebuchadnezzar
for his Median queen were considered one of
the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Water was
raised from the river by hydraulic pumps.
                          Herodotus

                      Book 1, 178-186

                  Concerning Babylon

There were 8 massive gates that led to the inner
city and 100 brass gates.

The streets were paved with stone slabs 3 feet
square.
                        Herodotus

                     Book 1, 178-186

                 Concerning Babylon

There was "the great Tower" (Ziggurat) and 53
temples including the "GreatTemple of Marduk,"
and 180 altars to Ishtar.
                          Herodotus

                      Book 1, 178-186

                   Concerning Babylon

In Nebuchadnezzar's palace were the Golden
image of Baal together with the Golden Table
(both weighing over 50,000 lbs of solid gold),
also 2 golden lions and a solid gold human figure
(18 feet high).
                         Herodotus

                     Book 1, 178-186

                  Concerning Babylon

Nebuchadnezzar’s palace was considered to be
the most magnificent building ever erected on
earth.
 Daniel
Chapter 3

  The
Pathetic
 Image
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
             Daniel
           Chapter 3
Daniel Chapter 4

Nebuchadnezzar
is brought to his
     senses
Daniel
Chapter 5

End of the
Babylonian
Empire
 Relief of
Nabonidus

Praying to
 the sun,
moon and
  Venus
Cylinder of
Nabonidus
Cylinder of Nabonidus - Sippar
Mene = 50 Shekels
Mene = 50 Shekels

Tekel = Shekel

Upharsin = Half Shekels
(singular = Peres (divided))
Daniel
Chapter 5

End of the
Babylonian
Empire
             Isaiah 44.27-28; 45.1
             Jeremiah 50.38; 51.36
             Isaiah 47.1
Daniel
Chapter 5

(Isa 55:11 NKJV) So shall My word
be that goes forth from My mouth; It
shall not return to Me void, But it
shall accomplish what I please, And it
shall prosper in the thing for which I
sent it.
Daniel
Daniel Chapter 6
 The Lion’s Den
Daniel 7
The Four Beasts
Daniel
Daniel
 2&7
                Roman Rulers
                                Galba        68-69
  Pompey      63BC
                                Otho         69
  Julius      47-44BC
                                Vitellius    69
  Augustus    27BC-AD14
                                Vespasian    69-79
  Tiberius    AD14-37
                                Titus        79-81
  Caligula    37-41
                                Domitian     81-96 *
  Claudius    41-54
                                Nerva        96-98
  Nero        54-68
                                Trajan

*By the end of 1st century it was illegal to profess Christ.
  Daniel
    8

  The Ram
 The He-goat
Second “little
    horn”
The Third Kingdom – Greece

                     Alexander
                      the Great
                  (356-323 BC)
                 Conquered the
                “known world”
                    in less than
                          10 yrs
The Third Kingdom – Greece

                   The “belly &
                thighs of brass”

                    Daniel 2.32
The Third Kingdom – Greece

                   The beast “like
               a leopard which…
                  had four wings”

                       Daniel 7.6
The Third Kingdom – Greece

                 The goat with the
                    large horn that
                   was broken and
                  replaced by four

                      Daniel 8.5,8
            See especially 8.20-21
The Third Kingdom – Greece

              The “mighty king”
                     of Greece

                  Daniel 11.2-3
Daniel
 Daniel
   8

The Ram
and Goat
The Divisions of
Alexander’s Empire
“of Antiochus, God Manifest, Bearer of Victory”




   Coin showing head of Antiochus Epiphanes
Chanukah – Festival of Lights – Feast of Dedication
Daniel
Daniel
  9

The 70
Weeks
  Daniel
    9

70 Sevens
 for “your
people and
  the holy
    city”
  70 Sevens

    Start :

  Going forth of
  command to
rebuild Jerusalem
  70 Sevens

    After 69
    Sevens:

Messiah will be cut
       off
  70 Sevens

Middle of    70 th

   Seven:

An end to sacrifice
and drink offering
 70 Sevens

    End :

Abomination of
  Desolation
Matthew 24.15
   Things
Accomplished
    Finish
Transgression
and make an
 end of sins

 Heb 10.12;
  Eph 2.15
   Bring in
  everlasting
Righteousness

Rom 3.21-31
    Make
reconciliation
 for iniquity

 Rom 5.18ff
 2 Cor 5.1ff
Col 1.20; Heb
     2.17
 Anoint the
 Most Holy

Acts 4.26-27;
 Heb 1.8-9
Messiah cut
   off

Isaiah 53.8;
Acts 8.32-33
Destroy the
  city and
 sanctuary

Matt 24.1-34
  Make firm
covenant with
    many

 Acts 10.34;
  Rom 9.30
Seal up the
vision and
 prophecy
Daniel
Daniel
 10-12


Conflicts to
  Come
Cyrus the
  Great

 559-530 BC
   Cyrus
Cambyses II
  Darius I
  Xerxes I
(Ahasuerus)
Artaxerxes I
Xerxes I –
Ahasuerus

486-464 BC

 See the
 book of
  Esther
Thermopylae
Thermopylae
The Third Kingdom – Greece

                     Alexander
                      the Great
                  (356-323 BC)
                 Conquered the
                “known world”
                    in less than
                          10 yrs
The Divisions of
Alexander’s Empire
   The
Ptolemy’s
 “King of the
   South”

 323-30 BC
    The
Seleucids
 “King of the
   North”

312-63 BC
     The               The
 Ptolemy’s         Seleucids
“King of South”   “King of North”

Ptolemy I Soter   Prince = Seleucus I
                Verse 6

      The                  The
  Ptolemy’s            Seleucids
 “King of South”      “King of North”

Daughter - Berenice   Antiochus II Theos
                          (Laodice)
                Verses 7-8

      The                   The
  Ptolemy’s             Seleucids
 “King of South”       “King of North”

Ptolemy III, brother         Seleucus II
      of Berenice            Callinucus
                Verses 9-10

      The                   The
  Ptolemy’s             Seleucids
 “King of South”       “King of North”

Ptolemy III, brother      Seleucus II
      of Berenice         Callinucus ?
              Verses 11-20

      The                 The
  Ptolemy’s           Seleucids
 “King of South”     “King of North”

    Ptolemy IV         Antiochus III
 Ptolemy V (boy)       Seleucus IV
Ptolemy Philopater      Philopater
     The
 Seleucids
“King of North”

 Antiochus III
 222-187 BC
Thermopylae
               Verses 21-26

     The                   The
 Ptolemy’s             Seleucids
“King of South”       “King of North”

  Ptolemy VI            Antiochus IV
                         Epiphanes
     The
 Seleucids
“King of North”

 Antiochus IV
  Epiphanes
 222-187 BC
“of Antiochus, God Manifest, Bearer of Victory”




   Coin showing head of Antiochus Epiphanes
Chanukah – Festival of Lights – Feast of Dedication
Daniel
   The
Romans
 “King of
  North”
 Pompey
the Great
 106-48 BC

Daniel 11.36?
  “King of
   North”
 Pompey
the Great
  Enters the
Temple 63 BC

Daniel 11.41
The Romans
 “King of North”

Julius Caesar
   100-44 BC

 Daniel 11.36ff?
   The
Romans
 “King of
  North”

Vespasian
r. 69-79 AD
Daniel
Daniel 12.7
…and when the power of the holy
people has been completely
shattered, all these things shall
be finished.
Important Historical
   Dates of Daniel
 606 BC - First deportation
 539 BC – Babylon captured by
 Medes and Persians
 536 BC – Decree of Cyrus
 533 BC – Final prophecy of
 Daniel
Important Prophetic
  Events of Daniel
Four kingdoms (2, 7, 8, 9, 11)
End of Babylonian Empire (5)
Dominance of Persia over Media
Division of Greek Empire
Antiochus IV Epiphanies and
disruption of sacrifices
Important Prophetic
  Events of Daniel
Hanukah
Kingdom of Heaven
Destruction of Jerusalem
Tribulation of Saints under Rome
Destruction of Roman Empire
Important Prophetic
   Dates of Daniel
 168 BC – Desecration of Temple
 – Sacrifice taken away
 165 BC – Temple cleansed
 63 BC – Romans take over
 33 AD – Kingdom of Heaven
 established
 70 AD – Jerusalem destroyed
Daniel
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