Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of. The lack of consensus presents a challenge for the reader, but it is not necessarily an insurmountable one. Bible prophecy is fascinating, especially with what is happening now in the world. Daniel foretold the rise of empires such as greece and rome hundreds of years before these events took place.
Therefore we must concur with gaebelein, that daniel in fact was the author of the book of daniel, and that any 70ad fulfillment of christs physical reign on earth does not correspond to the simultaneous stone without hands smashing the feet of the statue of nebuchadnezzar, therefore we must look at these events through a futurist lens. Due to a stayathome order from the governor of the state of illinois in response to the covid19 virus, bible truth publishers will not be able to ship any orders until at least april 8, 2020. In the prophecy of daniel 2 we read about how god gave king nebuchadnezzar a dream with a great image of a man, made out of different metals, and how god revealed the interpretation of the dream to the prophet daniel. Jul 27, 2015 the modern prophetic meaning of the statue in nebuchadnezzars dream from chapter 2 of the book of daniel by ken raggio.
He set it up in the dura valley in the province of babylon. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. And most of us know who those kingdoms are, because in daniel 2. So of the 10 kings listed in psalm 83, 3 of them are modern day jordan. Images from the book of isaiah seem to be especially favoured.
Daniel 1 new international version niv daniels training in babylon. The statue in the book of daniel pamphlet ariel canada. Top 5 commentaries on the book of daniel ligonier ministries. Whoever the ten are and however they come to power, scripture is clear that the beast will either destroy them or reduce their power to nothing more than figureheads. And like ezekiel, the difficult nature of these prophecies has resulted in a wide variety of conflicting interpretations. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Who are the ten nations that are mentioned in daniel 2. The modern prophetic meaning of the statue in nebuchadnezzars. Daniel and his friendsshadrach, meshach, and abednegohave to navigate between the demands nebuchadnezzar is putting on them and. Daniels friends shadrach, meshach and abednego served as advisers to king nebuchadnezzar of babylon. Bear in mind nebuchadnezzars dream and the interpretation supplied by daniel.
The statue in the book of daniel pdf download download. The word used there translated as subdue can also mean cast down or humbled. The problem with daniel 2 is that people have consistently failed to fully appreciate the symbolic. Jesus mentions daniel as the author as well matthew 24. Easytounderstand text for young people and for people with no bible background. Daniel 1 4 there are four key chapters in the book of daniel that outlines gods plans for babylon and king nebuchadnezzar. By jack kelley monday march 23rd, 2015 about 2 minutes to read. The final world government consisting of ten entities are represented by the ten toes of the statue. This bestselling, fullcolor pamphlet includes an illustration of the statue based on an authentic babylonian carving of the era and explores each of the statues four parts, as well as the four. Understanding an end times comprehensive prophecy approach by paul n.
In more mundane language, it is an account of the activities and visions of daniel, a noble jew exiled at babylon, its message being that just as the god of israel saved daniel and his friends from their enemies, so. The statue in the book of daniel, laminated wall chart. Daniel emphasized gods sovereignty in relation to the gentile world empires and revealed him as the one controlling and overruling in their affairs, until the time of their destruction at the coming of his son. See more ideas about book of daniel, bible and bible pictures. That statue had a head made of pure gold, with its chest and arms made of silver, its abdomen and thighs made of bronze, net bible as for that statue, its head was of fine gold, its chest and arms were of silver, its belly and thighs were of bronze. And what is more, it tells us how to live for god in ungodly times, like our own some approach this book as if it were a puzzle given to stretch our minds and to challenge us to compare scripture with scripture, to figure. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay, and crushed them. This fascinating pamphlet gives a fantastic summary of king nebuchadnezzars dream in the second chapter of daniel.
Size is 8 12 by 5 12 inches folded and unfolds to 33 inches long. We have european roots and our government has similarities to rome. It was bright, excellent and terrible, and foretold the sequence of coming world empires. We can read about the life of daniel in his own writings in the book of daniel and also in ezekiel 14. The book of daniel begins with king nebuchadnezzar, the ruler of babylon, ransacking jerusalem. The king saw a gigantic statue made of four metals, from its gold head to its feet of mingled iron and clay. The book of daniel is a clear revelation of the meaning of history. Nebuchadnezzar of chaldea amazing bible timeline with. Watch this wonderful visual representation of the statue that appears in king nebuchadnezzers dream, in daniel. Later in the book of daniel the restored or future version of the roman empire is described in greater detail. Let us first make a small detour to the book of daniel, where we find parallels concerning the apocalyptic beast. Nebuchadnezzar the king made a golden statue, ninety feet high and nine feet wide, and set it up on the plain of dura in the province of babylon. The gentile kingdom version of the great image fails to reach until the biblical endtime.
For instance, a signer of nehemiahs covenant in 444 b. This page looks into the book of daniel and some of the prophecies it contains. This fascinating wall chart gives a fantastic summary of king nebuchadnezzars dream in the second chapter of daniel. The us and the 10 toes of daniel 2 grace thru faith. Daniels companions shadrach, meshach, and abednego refuse to bow to king nebuchadnezzars golden statue and are thrown. The book of daniel is a 2ndcentury bc biblical apocalypse. The contents of the first verse in daniel have been challenged on two counts. In daniel 7 the empires of babylon, medoperisa, greece, and rome are now described as four animals. Statue in the book of daniel kindle edition by rose. It is often claimed that the date given by daniel for the first year of nebuchadnezzars reign contradicts that given by jeremiah so pfeiffer, 1948. He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all t. Daniel relates in chapter 2 that nebuchadnezzar, the babylonian king responsible for the jewish exile, had a dream of a statue.
History a prophetical history of gentile world power from the reign of nebuchadnezzar to the coming of christ. It is the most accurate representation of the babylonian style of art. Daniel 2 niv nebuchadnezzars dream in the bible gateway. These he carried off to the temple of his god in babylonia. God gave this dream to nebuchadnezzar and revealed the information to daniel around the year 603 b. God told daniel that he would set up a kingdom that would destroy all of the other kingdoms and would never come to an end. The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze. In the book of daniel, we learn about a statue thats important in bible prophecy. In more mundane language, it is an account of the activities and visions of daniel, a noble jew exiled at babylon, its message being that just as the god of israel saved daniel and his friends from. Persons named daniel god has judged are mentioned in babylonian records and in the bible elsewhere.
This bestselling, fullcolor pamphlet includes an illustration of the statue based on an authentic babylonian carving of the era and explores each of the statues four parts, as well as the four kingdoms they represent. Among the jewish captives taken from judah and exiled to babylon was a young man whose hebrew name was daniel, renamed belteshazzar by the babylonians daniel 1. Includes maps of ancient civilizations, a timeline of events and rulers, and a comparison chart help. The illustration of the statue is based on a carving of king nebuchadnezzars grandson, nabonidus. Its prophecies of worldruling empires are closely related to revelation. The statue in the book of daniel united church of god. The parthenon in athens stands as a reminder of greeces power. Daniel 3 niv bible king nebuchadnezzar made an image. Like daniel said to nebuchadnezzar, he ie babylon is the head of gold daniel 2.
According to 2 kgs 24, the siege of jerusalem took place after the death of jehoiakim, but 2 chr 36. He ends up taking back the cream of the crop, the most elite and noble israelites, to serve at his court in babylon. Daniels more of a visionary than a really prophetic prophet like, a real prophets prophet, anyway. The book of daniel, though its likely derived from some oral traditions and legends that had been floating around for a long time, was put together in its final form sometime around 165 bce, when the israelites were squabbling with the evil antiochus iv epiphanes, a leftover greek general jockeying for influence in the postalexanderthegreat era.
King nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of dura in the province of babylon. Like ezekiel, the book of daniel contains a number of enigmatic prophecies. The statue in the book of daniel pamphlet ventures into the fascinating dream of king nebuchadnezzar in daniel 2 and daniels vision in daniel 7. Statue in the book of daniel chartlaminated statue in the book of. This wall chart gives a fantastic summary of king nebuchadnezzars dream in daniel 2. An examination of the best commentaries can be helpful in sorting. Easy to understand text for those with no bible background, yet scholarly enough for bible students and seminarians.
This objection is easily answered as the babylonians used the accession year system of. The four kingdoms prophesied by the four parts of the great statue in nebuchadnezzars dream are fairly easy to identify. The dream of a great statue you, o king, were looking and then, there was a single great statue. It isnt just stuff daniel said, its also tales of things that happened to him and the people associated with him. What do the four parts of the statue in nebuchadnezzars. The modern prophetic meaning of the statue in nebuchadnezzars dream from chapter 2 of the book of daniel by ken raggio. Daniel gives the meaning of history more clearly than any other portion of the bible. The four empires of daniels prophecies united church of god. The book of daniel was likely written between 540 and 530 b.
Daniel 2 new international version niv nebuchadnezzars dream 2 in the second year of his reign, nebuchadnezzar had dreams. To overcome this shortfall some introduce a time gap and others emphasize the various resurrections of the roman empire, but the reality is this so called man has long since died. Daniel united states conference of catholic bishops. Daniels vision of the four beasts not only foretold the creation of the worlds modern nations, but also warns believers of the development of a single world government. What does the stone represent in the book of daniel. He is the god of heaven, whose kingdom will never be destroyed dan 2. This could be what daniel 7 was speaking about when the assyrian subdues 3 of the 10 kings. Daniel 2 the second chapter of the book of daniel tells how daniel interpreted a dream of nebuchadnezzar ii, king of babylon. There are some striking similarities between the life of daniel and that of jacobs son joseph. The book of daniel identifies the prophet daniel as its author daniel 9. Its golden head represented the current babylonian empire.
The bible tells us in chapter 7 of the book of daniel, that god gave daniel a vision of four beasts rising from the sea. It just so happens to be the 3 tribeskingdoms that escape from his hand. Statue in the book of daniel pamphlet the four kingdoms and gods eternal kingdom this fascinating wall chart and pamphlet give a fantastic summary of king nebuchadnezzars dream in the second chapter of daniel head of gold babylon lion chest and arms of silver medopersia bear. The god of israel is consistently called the most high god in the book of daniel. I have a question about the statue in daniel chapter 2. The book of daniel is a 2ndcentury bc biblical apocalypse combining a prophecy of history with an eschatology a portrayal of end times cosmic in scope and political in focus.1109 483 525 1440 193 530 1537 1435 1207 946 260 767 904 30 66 728 1145 1516 552 1422 1187 717 1230 257 828 118 823 132 1310 771 627 1445 624 1020 649 254 339 737 760 90 812 401 131