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Category: Daniel

Vision and Prophecies – Daniel 10–11

Read the Passage: Daniel 10-11 The Glorious Man (10:1–9) This chapter begins in “the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia” (Dan. 10:1), which was 536 BC. Chronologically, this is […]

Prayer and Prophecy – Daniel 9

Read the Passage: Daniel 9 Confession of Sin (9:1–15) Daniel’s prayer in this chapter was in “the first year of Darius,” which would have been around 539 BC. This means […]

The Ram and the Goat – Daniel 8

Read the Passage: Daniel 8 Vision (8:1-14) In this chapter, which begins the Hebrew portion of this book, we read of a second vision given to Daniel, two years after […]

Vision of the Four Beasts – Daniel 7

Read the passage: Daniel 7 Daniel’s Dream (7:1–8) Daniel notes that he received a dream “in the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon,” which was 553 BC. Chronologically speaking, […]

The Lion’s Den – Daniel 6

Read the Passage: Daniel 6 Daniel’s Character (6:1–9) Although Daniel had served faithfully under Nebuchadnezzar for many years, he appears to have fallen into anonymity under Nebuchadnezzar’s successor, Belshazzar. Perhaps […]

Belshazzar’s Pride – Daniel 5

Read the Passage: Daniel 5 God’s Revelation (5:1–12) Since the book of Daniel is only twelve chapters long, yet covers 70–80 years of time, the chronology between chapters can be […]

Nebuchadnezzar’s Second Dream – Daniel 4

Read the Passage: Daniel 4 Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream (4:1–18) Given Nebuchadnezzar’s contact with Daniel and his friends, as well as his confessions (cf. Dan. 2:47; 3:29), one might think the king […]

The Fiery Furnace – Daniel 3

Read the Passage: Daniel 3 Construction of the Idol (3:1–7) This chapter recounts the story of King Nebuchadnezzar constructing a giant statue of himself for his subjects to worship. The […]

Nebuchadnezzar’s First Dream – Daniel 2

Read the Passage: Daniel 2 Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream (2:1–13) Chapter 2 contains a narrative “in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign” (Dan. 2:1). Since chapter 1 occurred in the first year […]