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Daniel: The Key To All Bible Prophecy (36 of 54)
Through the Bible Survey
Dr. Stan Coffey
January 20, 1991
(The Second Coming of Nebuchadnezzar)
AUTHORSHIP: The Book of Daniel was undoubtedly written by Daniel Himself. He is the one who received the revelations and who speaks in the first person-. Jesus Himself confirmed the authenticity of the Book of Daniel in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14. Ezekiel also made reference to the man, Daniel in Ez. 14:14 and 28:3.
DATE AND BACKGROUND: Events contained in Daniel's prophecy span the time period of 650BC to the third year of the reign of Cyrus 535BC. The book is chiefly about the man Daniel and his message. Daniel, the man, stands out uniquely among the great characters of the Bible. There are other good men in the scriptures, but none quite like Daniel. Possibly some of Daniel's spiritual fortitude could be attributed to the fact that Daniel was born and reared during the great spiritual awakening under the good and godly King Josiah.
THEME: A dual theme in Daniel features: 1. The providence of God among His faithful people even in exile. 2. A series of apocalyptic visions through which future events are revealed to the statesman prophet. Daniel is the most important book in all the Bible in understanding Bible prophecy. In the Book of Daniel, the mystery of Israel's history is unfolded. He will fulfill His covenant to David during the last days. Daniel was commanded to seal up the prophecy. However, during the last days there will be a time when the knowledge of Daniel's prophecy will be increased.
HISTORY PRE-W'RITTEN - CHAPTERS 1 and 2
I. THE CONSECRATED CAPTIVES - Ch. 1
A. The Deportation of Judah - Vs. 1-2
B. The Design of Nebuchadnezzar - Vs. 3-7
C. The Devotion of Daniel and Friends - Vs. 8-16
D. The Development of Daniel - Vs. 17-21
II. THE SLEEPLESS SOVEREIGN - Ch. 2:1-9
III. THE FRAUDULENT FAKERS - Vs. 11-13
IV. THE PRAYING PROPHET - Vs. 14-30
A. Prayer brings Peace - Vs. 18
B. P ...
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