Book Outline & Menu of Notes
Key & Guide to Notes
I. Daniel's Chronicles of his Times under Gentile Kings (ch. 1-6)
A. Daniel's personal history, 1:1-21
B. Nebuchadnezzar's pride and conversion -
  1. His vision of a multi-metal image (2:1-49):
    1. hidden
    2. revealed
    3. interpreted: Four successive world empires to be displaced by the eternal Kingdom of God.
  2. His image of gold (3:1-30):
    1. idolatrous worship commanded
    2. idolatrous worship refused
    3. the true God revealed through the fiery trial of His servants
  3. His vision of a tree and stump (4:1-37):
    1. the proud king ...warned
    2. ...humbled
    3. ...exalts the King of heaven
C. Belshazzar's foolishness, Babylon's fall (5:1-31)
D. Darius' decrees (6:1-28):
  1. For worship of himself...
    Daniel's disregard and deliverance from the lion's den (6:1-24)
  2. For worship of the Living God (6:25-28)
II. Daniel's Visions concerning the Times of the Gentiles (ch. 7-12)
  1. Four great beasts & the Ancient of Days (7:1-28)
    • Rise & fall of four successive Gentile empires.
    • Rise & fall of a little horn from the fourth empire.
      (The Antichrist)
    • Everlasting dominion given to the Son of Man.
  2. The Ram, the He Goat, and a little Horn (8:1-27)
    • The second empire falls to the third empire.
    • A little horn rises from the third empire;
      his character foreshadows the Antichrist.
      (Antiochus Epiphanes)
  3. The Seventy Weeks (9:1-27)
    • Daniel's prayer, 9:1-19
    • The LORD's answer, 9:20-27
  4. The Time of the End (ch. 10-12)
    1. The Preparation for the Vision (10:1-21)
    2. The Rise of the Little Horns (11:1-45)
      1. A vile person who foreshadows the Antichrist (11:1-35)
        (Antiochus Epiphanes)
      2. The willful king at the Time of the End (11:36-45)
        (The Antichrist)
    3. The End of the Times of the Gentiles,
      The Great Tribulation... (12:1-13)
      • the deliverance of God's people,
      • the resurrections,
      • the sealed book.

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