Daniel 7:2 Daniel said: "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea.”
Daniel 8:1 In the third year of King Belshazzar's reign, I, Daniel, had a vision, after the one that had already appeared to me.
Daniel 10:1-2 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel (who was called Belteshazzar). Its message was true and it concerned a great war. The understanding of the message came to him in a vision. 2 At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks.
Jesus confirmed Daniel as the Author Matthew 24:15 "So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel…” Cf. Daniel 9:27 Daniel 11:31 Daniel 12:11
Daniel 1:3-4 3 Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring in some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility-- 4 young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king's palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians.
Time “In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel…” Daniel 10:1
· DANIEL (70) · NEBUCHADNEZZAR, (28) · SHADRACH, (14) · MESHACH and (14) · ABEDNEGO (14) Key People
Beltshezzar = “Prince of Bel” Daniel = “God is my Judge” Shadrach = “Illumined by the Sun god)” Meshach = “Who is like Aku?” Abednego = “Servant of Nego, a shining fire” Hananiah = “Beloved Yahweh” Mishael = “Who is like God” Azariah = “Yahweh helps” The New Names:
· DANIEL (70) · NEBUCHADNEZZAR, (28) · SHADRACH, (14) · MESHACH and (14) · ABEDNEGO (14) · BELSHAZZAR, (6 ) · DARIUS (8) and · CYRUS (3) Key People
Purpose The book was written to ENCOURAGE the exiled Jews by revealing God’s PROGRAM for them, both during and after the time of Gentile power in the world.
Key Words DREAMS (29) and VISIONS (33) DREAMS (29) VISIONS (33)
Key Verse Daniel 2:20-22 20 and said: "Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. 21 He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. 22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.