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Bible and Culture 2016 – Daniel 2–6

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Bible and Culture 2016 – Daniel 2–6

  1. 1. Day 3 Daniel 4 – 6 Monday: bit.ly/BC2016-dan1 Tuesday: bit.ly/BC2016-dan2 Wednesday: bit.ly/BC2016-dan3 Thursday: bit.ly/BC2016-dan4 Friday: bit.ly/BC2016-dan5 Structure of Daniel 1 Daniel refuses to compromise 3 ‘No god can deliver out of his hand’ 2 Nebuchadnezzar’s dream: kingdoms 10–12 Writing of truth5 Writing on the wall 9 Jerusalem: 
 discipline/restoration 4 Nebuchadnezzar: discipline/restoration 8 ‘None can deliver out of his hand’ 7 Daniel’s dream: kingdoms 6 Daniel refuses to compromise A God vindicates his faithful servants (1) B Nebuchadnezzar’s dream: 4 kingdoms (2) C God rescues his faithful witnesses (3) D Warning for king; redemption (4) E Warning for king; judgment (5) F God rescues his faithful witness (6) G Daniel’s dream: 4 kingdoms (7) H Details of post-Babylonian kingdoms (8) I Jerusalem restored (9) J More on post-Babylonian kingdoms (10– ? Summarise the theme of Daniel 2 in one sentence. What is the goal of Daniel 2 (what was its purpose for the original audience)? How do we move from Daniel 2
 to Jesus? ? Theme of Daniel 2: The God of heaven, who deposes and sets up kings, reveals that he will eventually replace all human kingdoms with his everlasting kingdom. Goal of Daniel 2: to give hope to God’s people in exile by reassuring them that God will eventually replace all human kingdoms with his everlasting kingdom. ? Which of the 7 ways of connecting 
 the passage to Jesus help us with 
 Daniel 6? How? 1. Redemptive-historical progression 2. Promise-fulfilment 3. Anticipations (typology) 4. Analogy 5. Longitudinal themes 6. New Testament references 7. Contrast ?
  2. 2. ‘‘ ’’ Only God is truly sovereign, and He will establish His eternal kingdom. . . . [This theme] provides coherence for the entire book of Daniel. Les Bruce Manuscript Bible Study • Scenes and plot line • Characters and dialogue • Structure • Repeated words, images or concepts • Figures of speech (metaphors, similes, etc.) • Key themes, concepts or images • Connections with other parts of the Bible • Questions: what do you not understand? Daniel 4 Daniel 5 Babylonian kings 625–605 605–562 562–560 560–556
 556 556–539 
 Nabopolassar Nebuchadnezzar Amel-Marduk Nergal-sharezer/Neriglissar (Nebuchadnezzar’s son-in-law) Labashi-Marduk Nabonidus Nabonidus Ur Ziggurat Nabonidus foundation cylinder © Jastrow, used under a Creative Commons licence
  3. 3. Nabonidus Chronicle Dais Nabonidus and Belshazzar 556 553
 
 540 539 Nabonidus came to throne Nabonidus goes to Teima oasis to worship Sin (moon God)
 Belshazzar becomes co-regent Nabonidus returns to Baylonia Nabonidus surrenders (Oct 10) Belshazzar killed (Oct 12) ? Summarise the theme of the passage in one sentence. What is the goal (what was its purpose for the original audience)? How do we move to Jesus? What is the message to us? ? ? Which of the 7 ways of connecting 
 the passage to Jesus help us with 
 Daniel 6? How? 1. Redemptive-historical progression 2. Promise-fulfilment 3. Anticipations (typology) 4. Analogy 5. Longitudinal themes 6. New Testament references 7. Contrast ? Daniel 6 Who is Darius? • Babylon was defeated by King Cyrus • No record of Darius at this time • Darius the Great was Persian; seized power in 522 BC as a young man • Darius the Mede began to reign in 539 at age 62 (Daniel 5:31)
  4. 4. Gobyras? – mentioned in Herodotus A confusion of two generals: Ugbaru and Gubaru Ugbaru (=Gobryas) – Persian general who captured Babylon? ‘‘ ’’ In the month of Arahshamnu, the third day, Cyrus entered Babylon, green twigs were spread in front of him – the state of peace was imposed upon the city. Cyrus sent greetings to all Babylon. Gubaru, his governor, installed sub-governors in Babylon. Nabonidus Chronicle cf Daniel 6:1 Gubaru – governor of Babylon? Cambyses – son of Cyrus? Cyrus? Rubens Briton Rivière
  5. 5. ? Summarise the theme of the passage in one sentence. What is the goal (what was its purpose for the original audience)? How do we move to Jesus? What is the message to us? ? ? Which of the 7 ways of connecting 
 the passage to Jesus help us with 
 Daniel 6? How? 1. Redemptive-historical progression 2. Promise-fulfilment 3. Anticipations (typology) 4. Analogy 5. Longitudinal themes 6. New Testament references 7. Contrast ? www.tonywatkins.uk

Bible and Culture 2016 – Daniel 2 – 6 My slides from day 3 of Bible & Culture 2016 See more at bibleandculture.org

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