Book of Daniel

Written from Babylon and Shushan about 606 or 616 B.C. to 536 B.C.  The book reveals prophecies of the Gentile world kingdoms from Daniel's day to the Millennium and eternal kingdom of God on earth (Daniel 2:38-45; Daniel 7:17-27; Daniel 8:20-25; Daniel 9:24-27; Daniel 11:40-12:13). Daniel also records the history of Babylon and Medo-Persia under Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 2:1-4:37), Belshazzar (Daniel 5:1-31; Daniel 7:1; Daniel 8:1), Darius the Mede (Daniel 6:1-28; Daniel 9:1), and Cyrus the Persian (Daniel 10:1-11:1). The universal theory that the book of Daniel covers the whole length of the times of the Gentiles is false. Daniel saw these times as happening from his day on, but that does not prove their entire length was predicted by him. He only saw the world kingdoms that were to oppress Israel from his day to the setting up of God's kingdom on earth. He could not predict the history of the oppression of Israel by the Egyptians and Assyrians before his day.


OT Scripture

NT Fulfillment

The Messiah would ascend into heaven after His resurrection.

Daniel 7:13-14a

Acts 1:9-11

The Messiah would be highly exalted with God.

Daniel 7:13-14b

Ephesians 1:20-22

The Messiah's dominion would be eternal.

Daniel 7:13-14c

Luke 1:31-33

Hebrews 1:8

The Messiah would come to condemn sin and conquer death.

Daniel 9:24a

Galatians 1:3-5

The Messiah would be God's anointed.

Daniel 9:24b

Luke 1:35

The Messiah would be revealed to the Jews 483 years after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem.

Daniel 9:25

John 12:12-13

The Messiah would be put to death.

Daniel 9:26a

Matthew 27:35

The Messiah would die to take away the sins of the world.

Daniel 9:26b

Hebrews 2:9

The Messiah would die before the temple was destroyed.

Daniel 9:26c

Matthew 27:50-51

Daniel saw a vision of the Messiah in His glorification.

Daniel 10:5-6

Revelation 1:13-16

Prophecies Table