Summary Of The Book Of Daniel

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The book of Daniel is probably one of the most important books in the entire Bible. Daniel not only deals with history, stories, biblical principles, and general accounts, but also deals with prophecy (both immediate and apocalyptic), thus setting the stage for everything that happens thereafter. Daniel deals with historical accounts as well as with prophecies that have already been fulfilled and those that will be fulfilled.

Daniel also plays a vital role in a Christian’s beliefs. There are many fundamental truths and principles that can be found in this book. The prophecies in this book hold many of the major proofs of a pre-tribulation rapture. The accounts in this book provide vital lessons to the Christian (i.e. Daniel’s conviction,
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For many years, scoffers have been trying to discredit and disprove the book of Daniel. If the credibility of this book can be dismissed, then many of the beliefs we have from this book will also be discredited! Critics often attack Daniel in two areas: its authenticity and its authorship. For the most part, these 2 go hand-in-hand. Many try to say that Daniel is just a compilation of writings, with only a small portion written by Daniel. Although Daniel was written sometime in the 6th century B.C. (Ray), many often argue that it was written in the 2nd century B.C. A late authorship would imply that the fulfilled prophecies in Daniel (i.e. the rise and fall of empires, the first abomination of desolation, etc.) were written after those particular events occurred, thus disproving that these events were predicted. There are many…show more content…
Daniel 7:28; 8:1, 15; 9:2; 10:2; and 12:4-5 all point to the fact that Daniel was the one penning this book. Daniel referred to himself often when he was writing, which gives assurance of its authorship. Jesus also referred to Daniel as the author of the book. Mark 13:14 says, “But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:”; Matthew 24:15 expresses a similar statement that references a prophecy made in Daniel 9:27.

Prophecies in Revelation often correspond with prophecies in the book of Daniel. These books coincide with each other in their descriptions of the events of the rapture and tribulation. In fact, although Revelation gives us many of the details regarding end times, Daniel gives a very clear timeline of those events. These books work together to try and give us an accurate depiction of the “last days.” The Bible often confirms itself by cross-referencing among books, and the authorship/authenticity of Daniel is no
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