Daniel Bible Study
The book of Daniel is prophetic and apocalyptic literature about a faithful servant of Yahweh living in Babylonian exile. This Book of the Bible paints a portrait of how to serve God faithfully in the middle of such a world and how to persevere in hope even with no immediate solutions to the problems that get us down.
A challenge from the book of Daniel, Chapters 1-12 (King James Version edition)
Step 1: Daniel - Chapter 1
Nebuchadnezzar brought the young nobles to Shinar. Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the king's food. God gave him wisdom.
Step 2: Daniel - Chapter 2
Nebuchadnezzar had dreams. Daniel said, "God reveals mysteries. You saw a great statue broken by a stone. God will set up a kingdom."
Step 3: Daniel - Chapter 3
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego would not worship the gold statue. Nebuchadnezzar threw them into the furnace but God protected them.
Step 4: Daniel - Chapter 4
"I, Nebuchadnezzar, dreamt of a tree cut down. Daniel said, 'You shall eat grass like an ox.' Afterwards my kingdom was restored."
Step 5: Daniel - Chapter 5
Belshazzar drank from the temple vessels. A hand wrote on the wall. Daniel said, "Your kingdom is given to the Medes and Persians."
Step 6: Daniel - Chapter 6
The satraps urged Darius to sign a law against prayer. Daniel prayed to God and was thrown to the lions. God closed the lions' mouths.
Step 7: Daniel - Chapter 7
Daniel saw visions. I saw four great beasts. The Son of Man was given an everlasting kingdom. The fourth beast shall be destroyed.
Step 8: Daniel - Chapter 8
I saw a ram with two horns. A goat with a large horn struck the ram. Gabriel said: "The ram is Media and Persia, the goat is Greece."
Step 9: Daniel - Chapter 9
I read the book of Jeremiah. I prayed, "Israel has sinned. O God, forgive." Gabriel said, "Seventy weeks are decreed for atonement."
Step 10: Daniel - Chapter 10
As I mourned I saw a man with a face like lightning. He said, "The prince of Persia delayed me. I came to explain the latter days."
Step 11: Daniel - Chapter 11
"The king of the south will fight the king of the north. The king of the north will desecrate the temple. He will exalt himself."
Step 12: Daniel - Chapter 12
"There will be a time of distress." I said, "How long?" He said, "Time, times and half a time. These words are sealed until the end."