This aspect of the vision is a restatement of what had been revealed about the second beast in the previous chapter. Daniel chapter 10 is an interesting unique chapter in the bible. The presence of the book of daniel in the dead sea scrolls indicates the book was written before 200 bc. As with all of scripture, the book of daniel is profitable for our study 2 ti 3.
Daniel 2 the second chapter of the book of daniel tells how daniel interpreted a dream of nebuchadnezzar ii, king of babylon. Daniel chapter 2 explained discover the 66 books of the. Whenever i read the first chapter of this book, it makes me want to sing that old song dare to be a daniel. Solve the mystery of revelation through daniel and john. The book derives its name from its author and central character, whose experiences in the court of babylon form the majority of the first six chapters and the his dreams and. In fact, the heroic nature of this one is the dominant theme of daniel, and it just really sadly misses the point when we focus more on the action of the human characters and not the one that is on center stage in daniel. The book of daniel opens with daniel as a young captive in babylon. Book of daniel chapter 10 bible study commentary lifting. Sep 28, 2017 almost everyone looks at the book of daniel with a sense of wonder and anticipation, because this is usually regarded as a prophetic book foretelling the future. Beginning with the second chapter of daniel, the grand outline of the program of god for the period of gentile supremacy and chastisement of israel is presented for the first time. Daniel chapter 2 commentary verse by verse daniel bible study.
The second part of the book of daniel chapters 712 tell about dreams and visions that daniel had that told about world history and also about things that would happen in the future. 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 about how god shows his everlasting wisdom, power, and faithfulness through one of israels greatest prophets. Chapter 7 were back to the purpose of the book of daniel. Since the church or the gospel have not, in a single decisive event, shattered the. The second chapter of the book of daniel describes one such time. Although the entire book is traditionally ascribed to daniel the seer, chapters 16 are in the voice of an anonymous narrator, except for chapter 4 which is in the form of a letter from king nebuchadnezzar. Daniel chapters 2 and 7 provide a panoramic overview of four gentile kingdoms that would play important roles in world history.
The reference to the second year is another area critics attack the book of daniel. The events are centered on the captivity of israel in 583 b. The first six chapters are the history section, telling of a jew named daniel of royal descent, who was taken captive along with. King nebuchadnezzar wasnt the only one having prophetic dreams in the book of daniel. Why was chapter 14 taken out of the book of daniel after it. Daniels prayer, and the vision of the seventy weeks 9. We would believe that a person, who was as successful as nebuchadnezzar, would not dream bad dreams. Therefore all fulfilled predictions in daniel, it is claimed, had to have been composed no earlier than the maccabean period second century b. Against the first of these arguments, as will appear, we have nothing to say, but the second of them, though valid as against divisions of the book hitherto proposed, has. In the second chapter of the book of daniel, we are transported to the second year of the reign of king nebuchadnezzar. Jan 02, 2020 daniels vision of the ram and the goat gives further details of the second and third kingdoms see daniel 8. Av he has shown king nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come.
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. The persian side was higher than the side representing media. In daniel 7 the prophet records a night vision that god gave him concerning four world empires, symbolized as four beasts daniel 7. What did daniels vision represent, and what does it mean for us today. This time there is an added feature, the fourth kingdom evolves into a fifth kingdom, and has an individual that is singled out for some reason. David guzik commentary on daniel 2, where nebuchadnezzar has a dream that.
For reasons that will soon become clear the book of daniel is one of the most contested portions of the old testament, perhaps second only to the early chapters of genesis. Themes like the second coming of jesus, time of trouble, jesus our high priest, the book of daniel chapters 2, 7, 8, 9,11 and 12, the book of revelation, seal of god, the sabbath, mark of the beast, the resurrection, day of atonement, judgement of the living and the close of probation have always gained the interest of adventist christians. Daniel also has vivid, symbolic visions about the future of israel, world kingdoms, and the kingdom of godexposing us to some of gods longterm plan for the world. Daniel with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. The book of daniel begins with king nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of babylon, ransacking jerusalem. Daniel 2 niv bible in the second year of his reign. When the book of daniel is examined for content and literary character, it falls naturally into two roughly equal parts which may be designated daniel a. Daniel 3 provides an example of not only the conditions that existed during the days of daniel, but also a typology of what will happen to the saints of god during the tribulation.
As with the rest of the apocrypha, it is not interspersed through the ot as part of it. Daniel is the fountainhead out of which springs the major themes of bible prophecy. The king saw a gigantic statue made of four metals, from its gold head to its feet of mingled iron and clay. Daniel 7 niv daniels dream of four beasts in bible gateway.
The book of daniel no other book in the bible has been attacked like the book of daniel. Do you know how to interpret the four kingdoms of daniel. Daniel 12 reveals when the second coming will occur. Well the simplest way i can explain it, is as what our animals shelters do to the animals to stop reproducing by neutering. So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. Many sincere christians put the timelines of daniel 12 in the past. Daniel himself had a dream of four beasts, which represent four kingdoms. This is the obvious purpose of the four visions recorded in the second part of the book of daniel chaps. Nebuchadnezzars dream in the second year of his reign, nebuchadnezzar had dreams.
It is impossible to understand prophecy and biblical chronology without looking to the book of daniel. Daniel 2 new international version niv nebuchadnezzars dream 2 in the second year of his reign, nebuchadnezzar had dreams. Even though nearly half of daniel was composed in aramaic, the hebrew canon for judaism retained all of the book except the greek text. Speaking of this second worlddominating power, daniel 7. This is the only chapter in the book of daniel where daniel is not even mentioned. Daniel 2, 7, 9, 12 the coming of messiah the prince. And in the second year of the reign of nebuchadnezzar nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit.
After an introductory chapter in hebrew, daniel switches to aramaic in chapter 27. Feb 06, 2011 if you can get a copy of a 1611 edition, or 16 edition for that matter, or a facsimile, youll see that daniel 14 are not placed with the rest of the book of daniel. The book of daniel is an apocalyptic of the old testament. The final beast that daniel sees rising from the sea is the most dreadfulterrifying and frightening and very powerful daniel 7. Higher critics who label the book of daniel a second century forgery challenge the prophetic meaning of chapter 2 at every turn and assert that the writer is merely recording history. A careful study of the text helps reveal the identity of this supernatural being. In the second chapter, daniel describes a time when he and all the babylonian magi were nearly killed because king nebuchadnezzar was furious at their inability to reveal and interpret his dream. Daniel 2 niv nebuchadnezzars dream in the bible gateway. The book of daniel has been called the apocalypse of the old testament. In my vision at night i looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. Daniels four beasts bible symbols in the prophecy of daniel.
Book of daniel bible study chapter 8 gods declaration of the end. Now in the second year of nebuchadnezzars reign, nebuchadnezzar had dreams. The second attribute for which daniel praised god is power, that is, his sovereignty, the theme of the book of daniel. Whereas modern historicalcritical methods propose the book may have been written in the mid second century bc, the inclusion of the book in the hebrew canon for judaism advises that hebrew tradition placed the book as written before 400 bc. Tregelles, in his introduction to chapter 2 of daniel, observes, the book of daniel is that part of scripture which especially treats of the power of the world during the time of its committal into the hands of. Nebuchadnezzars dreamnow in the second year of nebuchadnezzars reign, nebuchadnezzar had dreams. When they came in and stood before the king, he said to them, i have had a dream that troubles me and i want to know what it means.
We saw in daniel chapter 7 that god gave daniel a vision of the four coming world empires. The main point of these visions was that god would win out over all of the kingdoms of the world. The book of daniel is the book of revelation in the old testament because it is an excellent prediction of the coming of jesus christ, the messiah and the triumph of his messianic kingdom. Daniel, book of, a book of the third division of the hebrew bible, the hagiographa, named for a man daniel whose fortunes and predictions are the subject of the book. Nebuchadnezzar first ruled as subordinate to his father nabopolassar, to which time the first chapter refers daniel 1. The phrase ancient of days is unique to the book of daniel. Book of daniel bible study commentary chapter 10 daniel chapter 10. This chapter was written in his third year as king, but many years before the fall of babylon. Interpretations of the book of daniel, and especially chapter 2, divide into two broad categories. There are three themes in daniel that i want to look at, but i want to say this. According to the critical view, only 30 years after it was written, the book of daniel was received into the canon and carried to alexandria, approximately 300 miles away, and there translated into greek. The second main part of the book in the hebrew bible viixii is taken up with four visions which daniel describes in the first person. Now in the second year of nebuchadnezzars reign, nebuchadnezzar had.
What did daniel s vision represent, and what does it mean for us today. A thousand of the citys elite were engaged in a drunken orgy. Daniel chapter 2 kjv king james version im touched by daniel s thoughtfulness. Daniel 2 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. Book of daniel chapter 8 bible study declaring the end from. The events of this chapter precede those events in daniel 5 and daniel 6. The first half of the book chapters 16 contains stories in the third person about the experiences of daniel and his. Tregelles, in his introduction to chapter 2 of daniel, observes, the book of daniel is that part of scripture which especially treats of the power of the world during the time of its committal into the hands of the gentiles, whilst the ancient people of god, the children of israel, are under chastisement on account of their sin. Daniel 2, new king james version nkjv the bible app. Chapter 7 of daniel describes four beasts coming up from the mediterranean sea. The book of daniel reads as if the events and dreams and visions occur in rapid succession, but.
And in the second year of the reign of nebuchadnezzar as the affairs of babylon have so considerable a share in the historical parts of the book of daniel, as well as in other parts of scripture, it may not be amiss to give here a short sketch of the kingdom of babylon, previous to the reign of this monarch. The four empires are the same as nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream in daniel 2, although in that dream they are pictured as various metals in a statue. 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. Book of daniel chapter 12 bible study second coming of jesus. Daniel 2 in the second year of the reign of nebuchadnezzar. I love the book of daniel, it is probably my second favorite book in the bible. Book of daniel simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Porphyry claimed that instead of being written by daniel about b. Daniel 1, new international version niv the bible app. Here is the problem, critics charge nebuchadnezzar is king of babylon in daniel.
It is one of conflict and warfare but not exactly the type you are likely to see on the 6 oclock news. He wanted to know its meaning, and he summoned a number of his senior staff. The dream which nearly became a nightmare daniel 2. At that same time, babylon was under siege by the medes and persians, which is noted later in this chapter. Daniel 2 kjv and in the second year of the reign of bible gateway. From daniel and his three friends, we will learn the power of faith and commitment b. Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of.
A study of the book of daniel gene taylor1preface the study of any of the old testament prophets is a worthwhile endeavor. Daniel summary paul tripps the gospel one chapter at a. However, a careful study of scripture reveals that these important timelines. Daniels dream of four beasts in the first year of belshazzar king of babylon, daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. If so, a second century date for daniel is impossible. Hi debra, you asked 3 months ago about the word eunuchs. Nebuchadnezzar, king of babylon, had a disturbing dream. The book of daniel is no exception for it provides a wealth of information to those who would diligently consider it and its teachings. 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. Daniel prophesies of the antichrist downloadable 562kb. In the natural human state, nobody likes this attribute of god.1032 309 721 379 1519 313 944 1033 868 441 972 828 1334 786 1091 629 1554 69 658 1329 1153 37 973 1379 198 960 1588 1261 1376 1594 193 1557 422 1250 907 683 1532 1490 17 506 1402 1295 666 98 272