Geoff's Study on Daniel, Installment 6
- Note from Jan: In sending out Installment 5, I accidentally forgot to
include the footnote sources. I apologize for this oversight. Mike
will correct it at the website, and here are the sources Geoff also
used for last week's installment of Daniel:
7 Larson, Gary N., revised, The New Unger's Bible Handbook, Moody
Press, Chicago, IL, 1966, p. 293.
8 McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, Vol.
3, "Daniel," Thomas Nelson Inc., Nashville,TN 1982, p. 525.
Geoff's Study Continued:
3. Prophecy: Obviously prophecy was a major part of the life of
Daniel as a leader in Babylon. The prophetic aspects of the book are
introduced in chapter Two, but fully explored in chapter Seven, on to
the end of the book.
The key verse to the Book of Daniel is Daniel 2:44.
"In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom
that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people.
It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it
will itself endure forever." 9
Let me finish up this introduction by quoting Dr. McGee's conclusion
to his introduction to the study.
"Dr. G. Campbell Morgan gave this theme from the Book of
Daniel: "Persistent Government of God in the Government of the
World." This is the book of the universal sovereignty of God.
Prophecy is here interwoven with history to show that God is
overruling the idolatry, blasphemy, self-will, and intolerance of the
"More specially, Daniel 12:4 brings together " the times of the
Gentiles " (Luke 21:24) and "the time of the end" (see also Dan.
8:17; 11:35, 40) for the nation Israel in the Great Tribulation
"This coming crisis eventuates in Christ's setting up the millennial
kingdom. "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book,
even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge
shall be increased." (Dan. 12:4).
"The Book of Daniel deals with political issues apart from
ecclesiastical matters, giving the final outcome of events and issues
which are at work in the world today. He answers the questionWho
will rule the world?not, How will the world be converted?" 9
9 McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, Vol.
3, "Daniel," Thomas Nelson Inc., Nashville,TN 1982, pp. 525-526
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