The purpose of the book of daniel in the book of daniel the scriptures foretell how the lord will deal with the people of daniel the jews and the gentile nations. Porphyry claimed that instead of being written by daniel about b. Jesus mentions daniel as the author as well matthew 24. Kim, daniel h betz, randal r huhn, stephen l et al 2008. In every age gods plan for humanity includes certain ordinary people.
As it happens, the book of daniel offers a readymade framework for unpacking its meaning in the workplace. As with all of scripture, the book of daniel is profitable for our study 2 ti 3. God uses prepared believers, and this jewish aristocrat was spiritually prepared to transform the chaldean and persian empires into citadels of stability and honor in the ancient. Daniel s prayer, and the vision of the seventy weeks 9. He is the prophet who determined the times for the events.
Daniel lived in the capital city of babylon 605534 b. Ezekiel was in babylon with the jewish exiles 592570 b. Daniels life and ministry bridged the entire 70 years of captivity. Daniels prayer, and the vision of the seventy weeks 9. 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. In the booklet, the blood of christ isbn 155764036x, by r. Under the intense pressure of catastrophe his faithfulness and dependence. He has particular expertise in the areas of wage and hour law including all aspects of employee compensation, business sales and restructuring, executive compensation, discrimination law, and employee intellectual property issues. At the beginning of the book he is a boy in his teens, and at the end he is an old man of fourscore or more years. The fascinating book of daniel teacher s notes page 5 b c practical righteousness.
Thieme is experienced in all areas of employment relations law. Daniel the last of the four major prophets, in sequence, in the old testament, the others being isaiah, jeremiah, and ezekiel b. The book of daniel no other book in the bible has been attacked like the book of daniel. He was taken captive to babylon when he was 16 and became prime minister because of his interpretations of nebuchadnezzar dreams. Quotation given in full when space permits corresponding quotations from daniel. Daniels vision of the four beasts 7 3 commentary to daniel rev. The book of daniel is the only book in the old testament which prophesied in details about kings and kingdoms, which he had declared by name like persia and greece. A final connection between the book of daniel and the new testament is daniels apocalyptic visions that also are reflected in the book of revelation daniel. As you will see, thieme twists the word of god around to teach his heresies. Under the intense pressure of catastrophe his faithfulness and dependence on the lord distinguished him as a man with a noble purpose in life.
Fountaingate christian assembly page 1 of 129 the book of daniel the book of daniel i. Lee, daniel j threedimensional surface reconstruction of the. Overview of the book of daniel third millennium ministries. To those scholars and authors who believe that the book of daniel is not just a. The books central theme is gods sovereignty over history, empires, and kings 2. This one may be a stretch for some of you, i dont know. Daniel was the prophet for the israelites in babylon. A study of the book of daniel outline a study of the book of daniel dr. The book of daniel was probably completed in the last decade of daniel s life. He is the prophet of dreams and visions, who enjoyed a divine gift, a heavenly wisdom and a surpassing understanding. Regular printed versions and book recordings of the entire catalogue are available at no charge through this ministry. The word of god is alive and powerful, sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and the spirit, and of the joints and the marrow, and is a.
Although prophecy is scattered all through the bible, two books focus almost entirely on symbolic representations. 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. On page 18 of his blasphemous book, the blood of christ, thieme says. It is believed daniel and his friends were of the royal families and nobles 1. However, for those of us who were involved in churches and schools in the 1960s and 70s that subscribed to dispensationalist ideology, the name r.
Place in scripture the book of daniel, although written as the last of all the major prophets, appears in this order in the english bible. If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author. Bob thiemes teachings on christian living by joe layton wall a th. For additional information, please write, call, or check our website. For his rank and comeliness he was trained for palace service. The book of daniel was likely written between 540 and 530 b. In any case, daniel, like revelation the other booklength apocalypse in the bible provides much valuable material relevant to work. Title according to hebrew custom, the title is drawn from the prophet who throughout the book received revelations from god. For how long were these young captives to be trained. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. In the polluted atmosphere of an oriental court he lived a. Thieme 19182009 brings back some memories thieme was pastor at berachah church in houston, texas for fiftythree years, from 19502003. The beast had a head of gold, its breast and arms of silver, the belly and. The book of daniel is an apocalypse, a literary genre in which a heavenly reality is revealed to a human recipient.
He may have descended from a noble family, perhaps he was even a prince, since normally the prominent people of a nation were taken captive 1. The bible is a history book, it tells the pastbut like no other history book it tells the present and future just as clearly. From daniel and his three friends, we will learn the power of faith and commitment b. The bible is a history book, it tells the pastbut like no other history bookit tells the present and future just as clearly. The book of daniel identifies the prophet daniel as its author daniel 9. The book of daniel, bible study 2014 james moriello, pastor, firm foundation christian church, woonsocket, ri 1. Thieme was pastor at berachah church in houston, texas for fiftythree years, from 19502003. He recorded events that occurred from about 605 535 b. While there, he served in the government for about 60 years during the reigns of nebuchadnezzar. Daniel introduction scofield reference bible commentary.
A study of the book of daniel the church of christ in zion. They trust in the lord and fortify their souls with bible doctrine. Through a series of dreams and visions and their interpretations daniel is shown an outline of future kingdoms of the world. Daniel had been taken captive and deported to babylon by nebuchadnezzar in 605 b. Its historical trustworthiness and prophetic character, the evangelical quarterly 2. 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. But thou, o daniel, shut up the works, and seal the book, even to the time of the end.
The book of daniel its historical trustworthiness and. Daniel served in the royal court of nebuchadnezzar and several rulers who followed nebuchadnezzar. It records the events of daniels life and the visions that he saw from the time of his exile in 605 b. Daniel was a contemporary of both jeremiah and ezekiel. That framework is a nested parallelism structure in technical terms, a chiasm. Rohrich, rod j savetsky, ira l savetsky, elizabeth b avashia, yash j why social media is. The word of god is alive and powerful, sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and the spirit, and of the joints and the marrow, and is a critic of thoughts and intents of the heart. Chapters one through six paperback january 1, 1996 by r. The big picture of the book of daniel bible commentary. Date and authorship the record of events extend to the third year of the year of king cyrus 556 bc so therefore it covers a span of about 70 years. One of the dreams he interpreted prophesied coming world empires. The book of daniel is a 2ndcentury bc biblical apocalypse combining a prophecy of history with an eschatology a portrayal of end times which is both cosmic in scope and political in its focus. Bob thieme s teachings on christian living by joe layton wall a th. A study of the book of daniel the church of christ in.
Daniel bridges the entire 70 years of the babylonian captivity ca. He may have descended from a noble family, perhaps he was even a prince, since normally the prominent people. In the hebrew old testament which is divided into three sections consisting of the law, prophets and the writings, which is also called the kethubim. Daniel, like ezekiel was a jewish captive in babylon. Nov 17, 2014 a final connection between the book of daniel and the new testament is daniel s apocalyptic visions that also are reflected in the book of revelation daniel 10. Here i wish to point to the excellent remark of robert dick wilson, who has devoted a great deal of his time and. The book of daniel, bible study 2014 firm foundation. Daniel wrote this book to the other captives in babylon and to gods people in about 535 b. A study of the book of daniel gene taylor3an introduction to daniel i.700 1047 1111 181 271 1153 207 320 370 21 945 449 692 1463 1583 562 1121 1416 504 711 638 836 1226 587 1072 119 761 157 745 536 1021 1432 159 64 1435 308 178