Daniel 1:17-21; Wisdom of Daniel and His Companions; Their great attainments in learning: It was God that gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom; for every good and perfect gift is from above, from the Father of the lights; It is the Lord our God that gives men power to get this wealth; the mind is furnished only by Him that formed it. B.C. 606

Wisdom of Daniel and His Companions. B. C. 606. Daniel 1:17-21 17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.   18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.   19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was Continue Reading

Daniel 1:8-16; Favour Shown to Daniel; Daniel’s Conscientiousness; This wonderful abstemiousness of these young men in the days of their youth contributed to the fitting of them, For their eminent services: Hereby they kept their minds clear and unclouded, and fit for contemplation, and saved for the best employments a great deal both of time and thought; and thus they prevented those diseases which indispose men for the business of age that owe their rise to the intemperances of youth; For their eminent sufferings: Those that had thus inured themselves to hardship, and lived a life of self-denial and mortification, could more easlity venture upon the fiery furnace and the den of lions, rather than sin against God. B.C. 606

Favour Shown to Daniel; Daniel's Conscientiousness. B. C. 606. Daniel 1:8-16 8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.   9 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.   10 And the prince of the Continue Reading

Daniel 1:1-7; The Siege of Jerusalem; This Chapter gives us a more particular account of the beginning of Daniel’s life, his original and education, than we have of any other of the prophets; The seed royal: Daniel–God is my Judge; Hananiah–The grace of the Lord; Mishael–He that is the strong God; Azariah–The Lord is a Help; Their Chaldean names: Belteshazzar signifies the ‘keeper of the hidden treasures of Bel; Shadrach–The ‘inspiration of the sun’; Meshach–Of the ‘goddess Shach’; Abed-nego–The ‘servant of the shining fire’. B.C. 606

D A N I E L. CHAPTER 1 This chapter gives us a more particular account of the beginning of Daniel's life, his original and education, than we have of any other of the prophets. Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel, began immediately with divine visions; but Daniel began with the study of human learning, and was afterwards honoured with divine visions; such variety of methods has God taken in training up men for the service of his church. We Continue Reading

Daniel

THE book of Ezekiel left the affairs of Jerusalem under a doleful aspect, all in ruins, but with a joyful prospect of all in glory again. This of Daniel fitly follows. Ezekiel told us what was seen, and what was foreseen, by him in the former years of the captivity: Daniel tells us what was seen, and foreseen, in the latter years of the captivity. When God employs different hands, yet it is about the same work. And it was a comfort to the poor Continue Reading

Russia Not King of The North

Daniel 11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. Many teach that Russia is the king of the north of Daniel 11, but this is impossible for the following reasons: 1. Russia never was a part of the old Roman Empire out of which 10 kingdoms must be formed in the last days and out of which Antichrist must come [7:8, 23-24] Continue Reading

A Contemptible Conqueror

Daniel 11:20-21 Then shall stand up in his place or office one who shall send an exactor of tribute to pass through the glory of the kingdom: but within a few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger nor in battle. And in his place or office [in Syria] shall arise a contemptuous and contemptible person, to whom royal majesty and the honor of the kingdom have not been given. But he shall come in without warning in time of security and Continue Reading

Further History – Gentile World Power

Daniel 2:28, 32-33 But there is a God in Heaven Who reveals secrets, and He has made known…..what it is that shall be in the latter days – at the end of days. Your dream and the visions of your head upon your bed are these: As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, Its legs of iron, its feet part of iron and part of [burned potter’s] clay. [The Amplified Bible]. Continue Reading

Arrogance and Outrage are in The Ascendant

As the days of Mattathias were drawing to a close, he said to his sons, ‘Arrogance and outrage are now in the ascendant; it is a period of turmoil and bitter hatred. This is the time, my children, for you to have a burning fervor for the Law and give your lives for the covenant of our ancestors. ‘Remember the deeds performed by our ancestors, each in his generation, and you shall win great honor and everlasting renown. Was not Abraham Continue Reading