Understanding Daniel - Chart

Steve Viars January 23, 1999 Daniel 0:

Creation & Early History Patriarchs Exodus & Conquest
? – 2090 BC
• Creation of Man
• Fall of Man
• Flood
• Tower of Babel
Gen. 1-11
Job 2090 BC – 1805 BC
• Abraham
• Issac
• Jacob
• Joseph
Gen. 12-50  1445 BC – 1400 BC
• Crossing of the Red Sea
• Giving of the law
• Transition from Moses to Joshua
Exodus
Leviticus
Numbers
Deuteronomy
Joshua
Gentile History
605 BC – 30 BC

• Babylon
605 BC – 539 BC
Ezekiel / Daniel
• Medo - Persia
539 BC – 331 BC
Esther / Ezra / Nehemiah / Haggai / Zechariah / Malachi
• Greece
331 BC – 146 BC
• Rome
146 BC -  First Coming of              Jesus Christ
30 BC – AD 32

• Born in Bethlehem
3 BC
• Begins public ministry
AD 29
• Crucified on Calvary
AD 32
• Resurrected from the dead
Matthew
Mark
Luke
John  Church Age
AD 32 - ?

• Great commission given to make disciples.
• Church born on Day of Pentecost
• New Testament completed
Acts / Romans / 1 & 2 Corinthians
Galatians / Ephesians / Philippians
Colossians / 1 & 2 Thessalonians
1 & 2 Timothy / Titus / Philemon
Hebrews / James / 1&2 Peter
1,2,3 John / Jude / Revelation
 



Judges Kings Exile & Return
1400 BC – 1043 BC 1043 BC – 586 BC 586 BC – 445 BC
• Debra
• Gideon
• Samson
• Samuel
5 Cycle
1. People depart from God
2. God chastises them
3. People cry out
4. God sends them a deliverer
5. People fall back into apathy
7 times
Judges / Ruth • United Monarchy
• Saul
• David
• Solomon
• DividedMonarchy
- Fall of Israel (Northern) to Assyria 931 BC
Hosea / Amos / Nahum (to Assyria) / Obadiah (to Edom) / Jonah(to Assyria)

- Fall of Judah to (Southern) Babylon 586 BC

Isaiah / Jeremiah / Lamentations / Joel
Micah / Habakkuk / Zephaniah /
I & 2 Samuel / 1 & 2 Kings /
1 & 2 Chronicles / Psalms / Proverbs / Ecclesiastes / Song of Solomon • First deportation
(Including Daniel)
605 BC
Daniel
• Fall of Jerusalem 586 BC

Ezekiel
• Cyrus allows first group to return  538 BC
Haggai / Zechariah / Malachi
• Decree to Nehemiah to rebuild walls 445 BC
begins prophecy of 70 weeks

Ezra / Esther / Nehemiah
Rapture & Tribulations Millennial Kingdom Eternal State
? - 7 years ? – 1,000 years ?
• Jesus Christ returns in the clouds, dead and living believers “caught up
•  In heaven, marriage supperof Lamb and Bema Seat judgment
• On earth, great judgement (Rev 4-19)
• Battle of Armageddon
Revelations. . . . • Jesus Christ rules and reigns in complete fulfillment of O.T. prophecies to Israel.
• Satan loosed at end
• Final rebellion put down
  Revelations. . . .  New heaven and new earth
Revelations. . . .

Unscramble Key Categories
Please place a number in the blank next to each category
to signify the correct historical order.

___4__ a. Judges
__12__ b. Eternal State
___5__ c. Kings
___9__ d. Church Age
___7__ e. Gentile History
__11__ f. Millennial Kingdom
___3__ g. Exodus and Conquest
___8__ h. First Coming of Jesus Christ
___1__ i. Creation and Early History
___6__ j. Exile and Return
___2__ k. Patriarchs
__10__ l. Rapture and Tribulation


An Overview of Daniel’s Kingdoms

I.  Daniel 2 / Daniel 7
A.  Babylon  2:32, 37, 38; 7:4,17
B.  Medo-Persia 2:32, 39: 7:5, 17
C.  Greece  2:32, 39: 7:6, 17
D.  Rome  2:33, 40; 7:7,17,23
E.  Revived Rome 2:33, 41-43; 7:7,8,11,24,25
F.  Millennium 2:34,35,44,45; 7:13, 14, 26, 27

II.  Daniel 8/ Daniel 11
A.  Medo-Persia 8:3-8, 20, 21; 10:20, 21, 11:2-35
B.  Greece  8:3-8, 20, 21; 10:20, 21, 11:2-35
C.  Revived Rome 8:9-12, 23-26; 11:36-45

 

Understanding the Book of Daniel
Remember  Chapters 1-6 are primarily historical while chapters 7-12 are prophetic.  Please also remember that most of the visions are describing the same events.  Daniel is not a book about a bunch of different unrelated visions.  It is a book about the same future events described with different visions.

Chapter 1 -  Introduction – 605 BC
Category – Exile and Return / Gentile history
Chapter 2 -  First Vision – Statue – 602 BC
Babylon - head of gold
Medo-Persian - chest/arms of silver
Greece - belly/thighs of bronze
Rome - legs of iron, feet of iron and clay
Category – Exile & Return / Gentile History / 1st coming / Rapture & Tribulation, Millenial kingdom / eternal state
Chapter 3 -  Fiery Furnace – 586 BC
Category – Exile & Return / Gentile history
Chapter 4 -  Second Vision – Tree
Category - Exile & Return / Gentile history
Chapter 5 -  Handwriting on the Wall – 539 BC
Transfer from Babylon to Medo-Persian
Category - Exile & return / Gentile history
Chapter 6 -  Lion’s Den – 539 BC
Category - Exile & return / Gentile history
Chapter 7 -  Third Vision – Beasts – 553 BC
Babylon - winged lion
Medo-Persian - bear, raised on 1 side, 3 ribs in mouth
Greece - winged leopard
Rome - terrifying beast, iron teeth
split screen, Anti - Christ, Son of Man
Category - Exile & return / Gentile History / 1st coming / Rapture & Tribulation , Millenial kingdom / eternal state
Chapter 8 -  Fourth Vision – Animals – 551 BC
Medo-Persia - ram
Greece - shaggy goat
Antiochus Epiphanes, Antichrist
Category – Exile & return / Gentile history / rapture & tribulation
Chapter 9 -

 


Chapters 10 - 12
Gabriel’s Message – 539 BC
Read Jeremiah’s prophecy, confessed sin
70 “weeks” (70 sevens = 490 years)
Began in 445 BC
Messiah cut off after 69th week
70th week – future tribulation
Category - Exile & return / Gentile History / 1st coming / Rapture & Tribulation , Millenial kingdom / eternal state
Future wars and resurrection – 536 BC
Category - Exile & return / Gentile History / 1st coming / Rapture & Tribulation , Millenial kingdom / eternal state

Steve Viars

B.S. - Bible, Baptist Bible College
M.Div. - Grace Theological Seminary
D.Min. - Westminster Theological Seminary

Pastor Steve Viars has served at Faith Church since 1987. He and his wife Kris were married in 1982 and have two married daughters, a son, and two grandchildren. Pastor Viars’ gifted teaching ministry, enthusiasm for the Word of God, and organizational skills are instrumental in equipping Faith Church. He oversees the staff, deacons, and all Faith ministries and serves on the boards of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, Biblical Counseling Coalition, Vision of Hope, and the Faith Community Development Corporation.

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