In the 1611 king james bible, the book of joel is formed by three chapters. Daniel 5 niv the writing on the wall king bible gateway. Some scholars and commentators disagree with this early dating and instead put it much later between 167 and 164 bce, soon after the desecration of the sanctuary by antiochus epiphanes, and not before it. The prophet daniel unravels the mystery of the words mene, mene, tekel and parsin. Each verse and each sentence is dissected to unveil great prophecies which are coming to fruition today. Feb 06, 2017 the book of daniel is mostly a prophetic book. Which came down from heaven, to transmit daniel a message. Daniel gives details concerning the rise and fall of world powers from the time of ancient babylon right on down till the time when the kingdom of god crushes them out of existence forever. Jan 02, 2020 daniel served in the royal court of nebuchadnezzar and several rulers who followed nebuchadnezzar.
And at that time this time of the end your people shall be delivered, every one who is found written in the book daniel 12. Bible study commentary on the christian life as shown in the book of daniel chapter 4 concerning nebuchadnezzar and the tree of doom. In chapter 28, ezekiel taunts the king of tyre, asking rhetorically, art thou wiser than daniel. The book of daniel, one of the volumes of the bible, is found in the section of scriptures. 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. The book of daniel begins with king nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of babylon, ransacking jerusalem. 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.
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 book of daniel is an apocalypse, a literary genre in which a heavenly reality is revealed to a human recipient. The book of daniel is a study, a commentary, of the book of daniel in the bible. Book of daniel chapter 4 bible study nebuchadnezzar and. He ends up taking back the cream of the crop, the most elite and noble israelites, to serve at his court in babylon. Daniels prophecies cover a broad range of human history, as he predicted the rise and fall of the greek and roman empires and the rise of a powerful king who will do as he pleases. And in fact the book of revelation is largely a christian interpretation of the. The bible book of daniel foretells the rise and fall of world powers from babylon until the time of the end.
The first half of the book chapters 16 contains stories in the third person about the experiences. 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. Book of daniel encyclopedia of the bible bible gateway. Aug 15, 2014 the book of daniel kjv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 27 duration. The book divides into two parts, a set of six court tales in chapters 16 written mostly in aramaic, followed by four apocalyptic visions in chapters. That jesus concurred is clear from his reference to. While still a young man, daniel travelled to babylon with a group of young israelite nobles, men of promise whom the conquering power felt could be of use in service daniel 1. The prophecy culminates with the rule of gods kingdom. John macarthur, in the macarthur study bible, says that daniel was written between 536 bc and 530 bc. In todays excerpt from the most recent edition in the story of god bible commentary series, author wendy l. Daniel wrote the book of daniel during the sixth century b. The book of daniel records the actions, prophecies, and visions of the prophet daniel. According to the bible what is the theme of the book of daniel. The prophetic book of daniel was written for our time.
The book of daniel identifies the prophet daniel as its author daniel 9. Nebuchadnezzar, king of babylon, has conquered judah and deported its people to his empire. The writer of this chapter is nebuchadnezzar himself. The author of the book of daniel appears to have taken this. 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. The bible prophet, daniel, outlines in vivid detail world events now unfolding before our eyes. Ezekiel must have been referring to the author of the book of daniel. The book of daniel is divided between the court tales of chapters 16 and the apocalyptic visions of 712, and between the hebrew of chapters 1 and 812 and the aramaic of chapters 27. 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 is often read for its contribution to our understanding of endtimes request an exam copy.
The writing on the wall king belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them. Vss it occurs as the fourth major composition in the prophetic writings, following the order of the alexandrian canon. In nt prophecy daniel is referred to more than any other ot book. 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. Daniels name means a judge is god bible dictionary, daniel. Book of daniel read, study bible verses online bible study tools. Intro to daniel biblica the international bible society. All biographical details about daniel in the book are taken at face value. The new testament is the addition made by christians to include. Golden images, winged lions, proud kings, judgment day and the holy sanctuarythey are all part of the fascinating, colorful book of daniel. Its prophecies speak with increased meaning to this generation. Jesus mentions daniel as the author as well matthew 24.
Book of daniel from the king james version of the bible. While in babylon, daniel s prophetic gift is noticed by the kingand an adventure of faith, tyranny, miracles, and the relationship between a slave and his master is born. Daniel s aramaic is closer to eastern aramaic rather than western aramaic much like that which is found in the elephantine papyri fifthcentury b. Daniel is the first and the only genuine apocalypse in the hebrew bible. The fourth chapter of daniel, i believe was written by king nebuchadnezzar himself. First, the book claims to be written by daniel dan.
The book is written in a mixture of hebrew and aramaic. Of the book of daniel the primary theme the primary theme of the book of daniel is the revelation of israels future in relation to the gentile kingdoms now that the nation has gone into exile in babylon, and gods exaltation of daniel as a channel of revealing his will. It cannot be overemphasized how relevant this book is to our current generation. The book of daniel the anchor yale bible commentaries. 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 time of the persian conqueror cyrus, all the while remaining true. Can there ever be faith again in the midst of darkness, rebellion, and gloom. 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 book of daniel is a 2ndcentury bc biblical apocalypse combining a prophecy of history. Do we have any proof that it was written before the events it foretold happened. The genre of the book of daniel is narrative history, prophetic oracle, and it includes apocalyptic material. Named after its writer, daniels book is a product of his time in babylon as a jewish exile from israel.
Whether or not daniel wrote any of the books in the bible is often argued among scholars. Book of daniel overview insight for living ministries. That search may be made in the book of the records of thy fathers. My professor told our class that it was written after the events and made to look like real prophecies. If so, the historicity of daniel and his book would seem to be established. Agape bible study, in depth catholic scripture study of both the old and new testaments, catecism of the catholic church, bible study,commentaries, ancient catholic scholars, contemporay catholic scholars, biblical history, salvation history, fathers of the church. 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. Aramaic was the official language of the babylonians and persians. Daniel wrote about imperial successions daniel 2,7 and complicated dynastic intermarriages daniel 1011, growing. All later apocalyptic writers subsequently model themselves on the original prophet daniel of the babylonian exile. 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.
Daniel 2, new international version niv the bible app. The authenticity of few books in the bible has been more. The book of daniel is written in hebrewexcept for most of chapter 2. The book of daniel, a book of the old testament found in the ketuvim.
Di lella, professor of old testament, and the late louis f. Daniel 1, new international version niv the bible app. The prophet ezekiel, who wrote his prophecy in babylon about the same time, mentioned three biblical figures in a row as men of righteousness, noah, daniel. Interesting facts about daniel barnes bible charts meaning. Daniels parents chose a hebrew name for their son meaning god is. The book implies that daniel was its author in several passages, such as 9. Jan 02, 2020 daniel is also well known for the prophetic dreams and visions god gave him, recorded in the book of daniel. Book of daniel holy bible kjv full audiobook greatest. The book of daniel is followed by the prophet hosea, the first of the prophets in the book of the twelve. The anchor bible series offers new, book by book translations of the old and new testament and the apocrypha, with commentary. The book of daniel is about how god shows his everlasting wisdom, power, and faithfulness through one of israels greatest prophets.
As these prophesied events begin to unfold, gods people need to remember that daniel was also told. Because the book of daniel contains so many detailed prophecies of things that happened centuries later, some skeptics have suggested that it is a fraud, written much later in history. In the hebrew bible the book of daniel does not belong to the prophets but to the writings hebr. Daniel 5 new international version niv the writing on the wall. The book of daniel was likely written between 540 and 530 b. Study the bible online using commentary on daniel 4 and more. Daniel 1 niv bible in the third year of the reign of. The bible is actually two compilations put together at separate times. I would like to hear comments from other readers on this subject. The hebrew bible, called the old testament by christians, is the bible written in hebrew and used in judaism. Some scholars and commentators disagree with this early dating and instead put it much later between 167 and 164 bce, soon after the desecration of the sanctuary by antiochus epiphanes. The book of daniel is the apocalyptic book of the hebrew bible. Daniel summary we have detailed a brief summary of the book of daniel for bible study or sunday school lessons.
Tom constables expository notes on daniel this is also available in the net. A large part of the book is written in aramaic chapters 2. I would like to comment on the authors of the books of the bible and referring to the book of daniel. Daniel s story can be found in the old testament in the book of daniel, but if he wrote the book there is. If we deny daniel s authorship, then this places us in the uncomfortable position of calling this author a liar and a fraud. Although it does not actually claim to have been written in the sixth century bce, the book of daniel gives clear internal dates such as the third year of the reign of. Moreover, it contains more fulfilled prophecies than any other book in the bible daniel. 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. Book of daniel chapter 4 bible study nebuchadnezzar and the. The angel gabriel specifically told daniel to seal up these prophecies until the time of the end. The book of daniel portrays him as the babylonian king in the first year of whose reign daniel has his dream of the four great beasts which come up out of the sea. An introduction to the book of daniel an argument of the book of daniel selected bibliography of the book of daniel j.
God superintended the human authors of the bible so that, while using their own writing styles and personalities, they still recorded exactly what god intended. Follow along in this chapterbychapter, selfgrading bible study as you unravel complex prophecies and learn simple biblical principles for everyday life. Ezekiel, habakkuk, jeremiah, and zephaniah were daniel s prophetic contemporaries. The book of daniel has sometimes been classified with the prophetic books of the old testament, a mistake owing largely to a failure to distinguish between the predominant characteristics of prophetic and apocalyptic writings. The book of daniel thus provides an overview of prophecy regarding these empires unmatched in any other old testament book. Many will roam to and fro, and knowledge will increase. A summary, synopsis or recap is a shortened version of the original. The idea that the book of daniel is of the same genre as the other intertestament writings is totally false. List of books and articles about book of daniel online. Daniel belongs to the latter group, a type of writing that in many respects sharply contrasts prophetic literature. Read daniel 4 commentary using wesleys explanatory notes. 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 traditional jewish and christian identification of the author of the book of daniel is, of course, daniel himself. Ultimately, above the human authors, the bible was written by god.
The prophet daniel is the author of this book see daniel 8. This volume on the book of daniel has been prepared by two distinguished biblical scholars from the faculty of the catholic university of america. Handwriting on the wall appears as king belshazzar feasts with a thousand nobles. Witness faith and visions come to pass in the book of.677 453 1116 1234 481 1026 201 768 1078 1445 690 213 1425 605 280 91 463 907 1358 404 251 776 150 558 1364 310 1160 864 637 442 806 364 1334 307 4 800 186 628 914 1456 1478 510 936