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Daniel, Key to All Bible Prophecy (1 of 23)
Series: The Last Days of the Planet Earth
Today we begin a study in the book of Daniel, The Last Days Of Planet Earth, prophecies of soon coming events from the book of Daniel.
I'm going to ask that we turn to the book of Daniel. We are going to look for a moment at the first chapter and we may look at some other chapters in this book. Of course, it is one of the most fascinating and one of the most criticized books in all of the Bible by the critics and the liberal theologians.
We'll read some of these verses to get some background and then we want to go right into the lesson to see if we can understand the circumstances and the events surrounding the writing of the book of Daniel and why this book is so very important.
Daniel 1:1 – In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
(2) And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
(3) And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes;
(4) Children in whom as no blemish, but well favored, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
(5) And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
(6) Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
(7) Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the ...
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