Literary Strategies and Authorship in the Book of Daniel
The thesis of this article is that according to Jesus' words in Matthew 24:15 and a literary analysis of the book of Daniel, the sixth-century prophet composed the book.
The Influence of Daniel upon the Structure and Theology of John's Apocalypse
Can we say that the book of Daniel is the essential key to understanding the book of Revelation? This article argues that it is basically correct to assume it. Common themes between Daniel and Revelation are explored.
Dare to Stand Alone: The Book of Daniel Simply Explained - Off to Babylon!
This is the first chapter of a commentary on the book of Daniel. Here the author provides the background and main themes of the book, as well as an exegesis of Daniel 1.
A Study Commentary on Daniel - The Setting in Babylon
This commentary on the book of Daniel discusses the themes of the kingdom and covenant which run through this book. The author also discusses the place of the book of Daniel within the biblical framework of redemptive history, the date and the structure and theology of the book Daniel. This section is also an exposition of Daniel 1.
Daniel 1-6 and History
In the interpretation of the book of Daniel, how should the stories of Daniel and his three friends be viewed? Are they "traditional tales" originating in the eastern Jewish Diaspora during the Hellenistic period, like it is sometimes assumed? This article discusses the issues of interpretation of Daniel 1–Daniel 6 in relation to authentic history.
Hope in the Midst of a Hostile World – Why Narrative? Why Apocalyptic?
Chapter 2 considers the genre of Daniel. The nature of narrative and apocalyptic is reflected upon.
Hope in the Midst of a Hostile World – How to Read Daniel
Chapter 1 is an introduction to the book of Daniel. The author considers the book's composition, dating, and message. At the end are a few questions to facilitate further reflection.
Daniel 1 - The Four Teenaged Reformers
Daniel 1 – Hell Hopes to Overpower the Church
The Decree of Darius the Mede in Daniel 6
What was the nature of the decree of Darius the Mede in Daniel 6? This essay wants to establish the purpose of the decree of Darius.
The Four Kingdoms of Daniel
What are the four kingdoms referred to in Daniel 2 and Daniel 7? This paper explores why and how the present consensus developed.
The Book of Daniel – Lesson 9 Daniel ch. 9
Kaiser presents an outline and exposition of Daniel 9. An important theme in this chapter is prayer.
The Book of Daniel – Lesson 8 Daniel ch. 8
The author presents an outline and exposition of Daniel 8.
The Book of Daniel – Lesson 7 Daniel ch. 7
Kaiser presents an outline and exposition of Daniel 7.
The Book of Daniel – Lesson 5 Daniel ch. 5
Kaiser presents an outline and exposition of Daniel 5.
The Book of Daniel – Lesson 2 Daniel ch. 2
Kaiser presents an outline, overview, and exposition of Daniel 2.
The Book of Daniel – Lesson 4 Daniel ch. 4
Kaiser presents an overview, structure, and exposition of Daniel 4.
Daniel 2 - The Glory and Empire of Christ
Nebuchadnezzar was a man in control, who sought to expand his empire (Daniel 2). Yet God taught him that He is in control of all things, and He alone reigns. In contrast to Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel understood that his ability, his authority and his hopes were subordinate to and dependent upon God. If Christ is not the center of our plans and our little empires, He will shatter them.
Daniel 3 - Experiencing God's Deliverance
Daniel 9:1-19 – Prayer with Feeling
The Book of Daniel – Lesson 10 Daniel ch. 10, 11, 12
The Book of Daniel – Lesson 1b
Kaiser continues his exposition of Daniel 1 that he started in the first article in this series. He now focuses on Daniel 1:3-21.
The Book of Daniel – Lesson 1a
Kaiser introduces the book of Daniel. He notes the structure of the book, its theological emphases, and gives an exposition of Daniel 1:1-21
Pride and Power
Irresistible Grace Nebuchadnezzar proves that no one is beyond God’s reach
Nebuchadnezzar, Gilgamesh, and the "Babylonian Job"
This article reads Daniel 4 in the light of parallels found in the Gilgamesh Epic.
"Mene Mene Teqel Uparsin": Daniel 5:25 in Cuneiform
This article reflects on the interpretation of the writing on the wall of Daniel 5:26-28. The article starts to consider the particular problem why the Babylonians could not read these Aramaic words when Aramaic was an official court language. It is proposed that the inscription was a number written in cuneiform, which was translated into Aramaic and then interpreted.
Daniel 6 - Trusting the Living God
Holding on to Daniel's Court Tales
This study wants to show that based on its literary genre, the position that dates all of Daniel to be written in the second century BC is in error. It identifies Daniel as a court tale and compares it with other court tales.
Hermeneutical Issues in the Book of Daniel
There are important hermeneutical issues involved in the interpretation of the book of Daniel. Is the book genuine prophecy? Is it a form of apocalyptic literature?
Daniel 6 - Courage in Crisis
Looking at Daniel 6, this article shows that Daniel is an example of having courage in a time of crisis. Godly courage is developed through a life of fellowship and prayer with God.
Do the Sixty-Nine Weeks of Daniel Date the Messianic Mission of Nehemiah or Jesus?
A very important date for the interpretation of the book of Daniel is 536 BC. This date refers to the end of the seventy weeks of Daniel 9:24. It is also the start of the sixty-nine weeks of Daniel 9:25-26. At the end of this period a messiah would appear and Jerusalem would be rebuilt. The author argues that Nehemiah was this anointed one.
Qumran and the Dating of Daniel
The contribution of the Aramaic documents from Qumran on the dating of the book of Daniel is considered in this essay.
Daniel 7 - The Church in Prophecy
The Temple Theme in the Book of Daniel
This article wants to contribute to the scholarly efforts toward a theological integration of the content of the Book of Daniel. Goswell offers the thesis that a major theme of Daniel is that of the temple.
The Theological and Exegetical Significance of Leviticus as Intertext in Daniel 9
What is the function of the voice of Leviticus in Daniel 9? Levitical terminology and thought-forms pervade the chapter. This essay argues that intertextual sensitivity to the Leviticus connections in Daniel 9 can make the reader sensitive for new insights in the theological perspective of the chapter.
The "Seventy Sevens" (Daniel 9:24) in Light of Heptadic Themes in Qumran
What is the meaning and function of the reference to the "seventy sevens" to which Daniel 9:24 refers? This study reads the text in the light of a number of Qumran sources. It concludes that these sources refer to the "seventy sevens" as primarily theological expressions rather than a temporal marker.
Daniel 9 – The Prayer of Daniel
This article considers the prayer of Daniel in Daniel 9.
The Goal of Daniel's Seventy Weeks
What is the nature of the goal of the seventy weeks in the book of Daniel? The goals, as formulated in Daniel 9:24-27, are examined. The article proposes a relationship between the goals formulated and the content of Daniel 9:25-27.
Is Daniel 9:24-27 a Prophecy of Jesus?
Was Daniel’s prophecy about the coming “Anointed One" (Messiah) reliable? Are there two Messiahs spoken of in Daniel 9:24-27? How does this text relate to Jesus? Kaiser reflects on these questions.
Daniel 9:1-19 - The Delights of Faith
Throughout his life Daniel trustred in God. This article looks at Daniel's life, specifically Daniel 9:1-19, in discussing how true faith finds its delight in reading God's word and approaching the throne of God in prayer. These two things are essential to the Christian life.
Daniel 10:8 - A Great Vision
Daniel 10:12 - Spiritual Battle
The Danielic Background for Revelation 13:18 and 17:9
Beale investigates the background of the beast of Revelation 13:18 and Revelation 17:9 in the book of Daniel, particularly Daniel 12.
Daniel 1 – Introduction
Daniel 1 - Take Time to be Holy
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 1.
Daniel 2 – The Dream of Nebuchadnezzar
Daniel 2 - Salt and Light
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 2.
Daniel 3 – The Statue
Daniel 3 - The Golden Image
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 3.
Daniel 4 – A Great King
Daniel 4 - Dream of the Tree
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 4.
Daniel 5 – A Godless King
Daniel 5 - The Handwriting on the Wall!
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 5.
Daniel 6 – Envy
Daniel 6 - Daniel in the Lion's Den
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 6.
Daniel 7 – Visions
Daniel 7 - The Dream of the Four Beasts
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 7.
Daniel 8 – The Ram with the Two Horns
Daniel 8 - The Dream of the Ram and Goat
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 8.
Daniel 9 – Daniel's Righteousness and His Confession of Sins
Daniel 9 - The Prayer of Daniel
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 9.
Daniel 10 – Return from Exile
Daniel 10 - The Vision of the Man
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 10.
Daniel 11 – Prophecy
Daniel 11 - The Prophecy of the Kings
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 11.
Daniel 12 – Resurrection of the Dead
Daniel 12 - Blessed is the One Who Waits
This article is a Bible study on Daniel 12.