Daniel, The book of

Daniel, The book of

An OT book placed within the Writings in the Hebrew Bible, but within the Prophets in the LXX and English Bibles. Chapters 1–6 are stories set at the Babylonian and Persian courts, narrated in the third person. Chapters 7–12 are apocalyptic revelations, narrated in the first person.

Outline of Contents


I. The tales (Dan Chapters 1-6)

A. Exile of Daniel and his friends (Dan 1)

B. Daniel interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (Dan 2)

C. Jewish officials survive a fiery furnace (Dan 3)

D. Nebuchadnezzar is transformed into a beast for seven years (Dan 4)

E. Daniel interprets writing on a wall (Dan 5)

F. Daniel survives the lions’ den (Dan 6)

II. The visions (Dan Chapters 7-12)

A. Four beasts that rise from the sea, and “one like a son of man” coming on the clouds (Dan 7)

B. A ram, a he-goat, and an insolent little horn (Dan 8)

C. Seventy weeks of years (Dan 9)

D. An angelic summary of historical events and a forecast of the end (Dan 10-12).

Dan 1

Four Young Israelites at the Babylonian Court
1In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and b ... View more

Dan 2

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
1In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed such dreams that his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him.2So ... View more

Dan 3

The Golden Image
1King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden statue whose height was sixty cubits and whose width was six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in th ... View more

Dan 4

Nebuchadnezzar's Second Dream
1 King Nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations, and languages that live throughout the earth: May you have abundant prosperity!2The ... View more

Dan 5

Belshazzar's Feast
1King Belshazzar made a great festival for a thousand of his lords, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand.2Under the influ ... View more

Dan 6

The Plot against Daniel
1It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, stationed throughout the whole kingdom,2and over them three presi ... View more

Dan 7

Visions of the Four Beasts
1In the first year of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in bed. Then he wrote down the ... View more

Dan 8

Vision of a Ram and a Goat
1In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after the one that had appeared to me at first.2I ... View more

Dan 9

Daniel's Prayer for the People
1In the first year of Darius son of Ahasuerus, by birth a Mede, who became king over the realm of the Chaldeans—2in the first yea ... View more

Dan 10-12

Conflict of Nations and Heavenly Powers
1In the third year of King Cyrus of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. The word was true, ... View more

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