Daniel, a youth of royal lineage, was carried into Babylonia about 606 B.C., along with several other Jewish children selected to serve in the Babylonian court. The Book of Daniel is the account of his unique ministry as he served as a prophet while a prisoner in a foreign land. He was a contemporary of the prophet Ezekiel, though Ezekiel ministered to the common people of the Jewish captives while Daniel ministered to royalty. The Book of Daniel presents numerous interpretational challenges, all of which are addressed in detail in this useful book. They include the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream of the coming of the kingdom of God, his vision of the four bests and the Council at Adam-ondi-Ahman, his vision of the ram and the he-goat, his vision of the seventy weeks and the coming of Christ, his extensive vision of what will befall the house of Israel in the last days, and his final vision of universal conflict and other end-time events. Also covered are the accounts of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as they escaped the fiery furnace; Nebuchadnezzar's insanity and recovery; Belshazzar's Feast and the fall of Babylon; Daniel in the lion's den; and the coming of Cyrus the Persian as the kingdom of Babylonia was conquered by the Medes and Persians. To understand Daniel, you have to know ancient and modern history. You should know LDS doctrine, and you need to have an intimate knowledge of last-days events. This book provides all that essential information with clarity, precision and economy of language. It's an excellent tool for understanding God's revealed
Author: Marshall D. Isaacson.
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