Daniel 1‑12  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 10
(God is judge)
The prophet of “the times of the Gentiles” with their four successive deteriorating empires ending in judgment, clearing the scene for setting up of Messiah’s Kingdom of Israel. More particular attention is given to the last phase of the fourth, the Roman empire, in connection with the Jews in their land under the antichrist.
Chapters 1-6, give the history of these four empires, with their moral features and future prophetic bearing.
Chapters 7-12, the saints in connection with these empires.
Visions are seen in chapter 7, 8 and 10. The “little horn” of chapter 7 is the future head of the Roman empire, but the “little horn” of chapter 8 is the “king of the north.”
The seventy weeks (490 years) of chapter 9 is called “the backbone of prophecy.”
From chapter 4:2 to end of chapter 7 is in Syriac.
B.C. 607-534, 73 years.