Daniel Chapter 5

Belshazzzar is co-regent with his father Nabonidus, who is the son of Nebuchadnezzar. Nabonidus led his army to Palestine and Northern Arabia. He decided to stay and let his son run the empire.

1) As you look at this chapter what do you see in common between Belshazzzar and his grandfather Nebuchadnezzar and what are their differences?

2)       Is there anything wrong in verse 4?

3)       What would your reaction be if you saw the fingers on a hand write an inscription on the wall opposite of you right now?

4)       What do you think verse 6 means?

5)       What is the difference between verse 6 and verse 9?

6)       When Daniel was brought before the king, the king wanted to make sure this was the right Daniel so he asked Daniel a question. What was Daniel’s answer?

7)       When the king heard the interpretation he didn’t question it he just followed through with his decree. Why?

8)       The next verse says that the king killed by the Chaldeans. (For your record the date was 10/12/539B.C.) Verse 31 states that Darius, the Mede received the kingdom. What happened between those two verses?

 

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Daniel Chapter 3

1) As you read the first 4 verses I ask you where is Daniel?

2) Remember when the king of the known world sent word to all the important people in all his lands to come to Babylon for this dedication. What would have happened if they didn’t come?

3) When the Chaldean’s came forth accusing certain Jews, they were very specific on which Jews they accused. Why didn’t they accuse Daniel?

4) Does the king show respect to Shadrach, Meshach and Ibad Nego by asking them a second time instead of just killing them?

5) Compare their faith in verses 17 & 18 to yours?

6) Now the king was very upset so he did something foolish, what was it?

7) Remember who is in Babylon also remember what happens to someone he king. As you look at verse 25 you will notice King Nebuchadnezzar, king of the whole known world, make a statement: “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” I ask you a question, how does the king or any of his counselors know that (a) there is a “Son of God”? (b) that they have all seen Him up close and personal to have the knowledge to make the distinction [remember how hot the fire is] (c) If they have personal knowledge of the “Son of God” especially the king, why do they still act the way they do?

8) Here in verse 26 something interesting happens, the king gives an invitation to only 3 of the 4 persons in the fiery furnace. After his grand statement in the last verses why is the king being so rude?

9) How would you feel if you were one of those named in verse 27?

10) Why do you think in verse 28 that the king not only contradicted himself but also downplayed who all had been there?

11) Comparing verse 30 of Chapter 3 to verses 48 & 49 of Chapter 2 , where can they go in job title except to take over Daniel’s position? Why would this be?

 

Chapter 4

 

 

Daniel Chapter 2

1)       The king not trusting the wise men of Babylon that he inherited from his father asked them a question. If they didn’t answer it correctly they would be “cut into pieces.” (Remember this for the future) What was the question and why could they not answer it?

2)       How did the king respond?

3)       What did Daniel do next?

4)       Carefully look at how Daniel answered God. What can you personally learn from it?

5)       Looking at verse 20b, 21-22, how many different praises are given?

6)       Verse 23 a verse of thankfulness, how many are there?

7)       What are the differences between Daniel and Arioch in verses 24 & 25?

8)       Do you see in verse 25?

9)       In verse 27 Daniel gave the same answers as the other wise men. What are the differences?

10)     As you look at the prophecy in verses 29-35, what is it and what other places in the bible can you use to validate it?

11)     Going over the last 7 words of verse 35, where else in your bible is this described?

12)     As you look at verse 42, are you iron mixed with ceramic clay? (Better check in with God)

13)     Where else have you read of “seed of men”?

14)     Using verse 44 to assist with the prophecy, how does this help in your research for the other verses to validate the prophecy?

15)     Looking at verses 46-48, how does the king react to what Daniel has said?

16)     How does verse 48 impact the future?

17)     Verse 49 is interesting on more than one level, as you look back over the last few verses quite a few things have happened. What are they?

18)     What does “gate of the king” mean?

 

Chapter 3

Daniel Chapter 1

The book of Daniel is broken up into three parts. First is the history of Daniel in Chapter 1. Chapter 2-7 is the Prophetic Plan for the Gentiles. Chapters 8 -12 is the Prophetic Plan for Israel.
Daniel is God’s prophetic mouthpiece to both the Jews and Gentile word declaring God’s eternal purpose. Daniel is one of a handful people that there is nothing bad said of.
As you study this book you will need a good bible (I use the Open Bible NKJV) a good commentary or the Internet. A good site on the Internet is www.blueletterbible.org
As we get to Daniel chapter 9, the last four verses contain the keys to all end time prophecy. When you get a chance you might wish to read a four-chapter book called Ruth. This book is fun and if you like mysteries you are in the right place
Daniel chapter 11 alone contains over 100 specific historical events that have literally come true. I hope you have fun seeing how many of them you can find.
Let’s get started…

 

1)       Who places Daniel in the category as Noah and Job?

2)        How many reasons can you give why Daniel and his friends were taken captive?

3)        Did Nebuchadnezzar really besiege Jerusalem just with armies?

4)        Why would Daniel be defiled if he ate the king’s delicacies?

5)        What did God give Daniel?

6)        What big surprise did the king get when he examined Daniel and his three friends?

 

Chapter 2