Daniel – God Rules the World
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PUBLISHED ON: May 6, 2003
PUBLISHED IN: Bible Studies
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                        Daniel – God Rules the World
| Mainly Historical:                          || Mainly Predictive:          |
|      6 Historical Narratives              ||      4 Apocalyptic Visions |
|  Daniel Interprets Others Dreams          || Angel Interprets            |
|                                            ||      Daniel’s Dreams        |
| Nebuchadnezzar        | Belshazzar | Darius  | Belshazzar | Darius | Cyrus |
|                      ~~~~~~~~~~~| ~~~~|    |          |~~    |~~~~      |
| 1              | 2  | 3                  6 | 7  | 8  | 9            12 |
| Written in    ||  Written in Aramaic (Syriac)    || Written in Hebrew    |
|  Hebrew      ||                                  ||                      |
| Introduction  ||    |  Gentile Nations          ||  Hebrew Nation      |
| Israel in a  ||****||      Impotent      ||****|| -Destiny in God’s Plan|
|  Gentile    ||****||          in          ||****|| -Blessed for Obeying  |
|  Setting    ||****||    Opposing God    ||****||      God.            |
|              ||****||———————-||****|| Through all the Ages  |
|              ||**** Destinies in God’s Hand *****||  to the End of Time.  |

Recently, We have been confronted with numerous books and scholarly text that
attempt to “PUT DOWN” the prophesies of Daniel and even claim to have
“proofs” that DANIEL was not the author of the prophesies. WE MUST
AGREE WITH THAT CONTENTION; However, I agree only on the basis that the
AUTHOR was GOD and DANIEL was the scribe for the LORD. The other
“proofs” would not hold up to scrutiny and WE welcome the presentation by
ANYONE that has any such proof.

Otherwise, we believe that NOT ONE ERROR exist in the bible in relation to ANY
aspect – Scientific, Geographical, Historical or Religion.

In EACH AND EVERY case where a person has presented me with “proof of error”
we have shown where no error existed – only mis-conceptions.

As to Daniel, IF GOD IS TRUTH and IF DANIEL WAS A PROPHET of GOD, then the
prophesies MUST BE TRUE AND EXACT. To miss a prophesy by even a small factor
would effectively distroy the basis for believeing a person to be a
prophet. Daniel met the test of a Prophet of God. A Little History and a
Little simple math will show the accuracy of Daniel. It would seem that
the majority of dispute is centered around the last week of Daniel’s
famous 70 week prophesy. If the prophesy about WHAT IS TO COME is
questioned, then it would follow that its accuracy must be judged on the

Daniel states that SEVEN and THREESCORE and TWO WEEKS after “THE
ORDER” to restore Jerusalem, the MESSIAH would enter its gates! To
phrase it in today’s English language,

“The MESSIAH will come through the gates of JERUSALEM sixty nine weeks after
the command to rebuild Jerusalem. Mind you, this is SIX HUNDRED YEARS BEFORE
JESUS! The fact that Daniel gives a firm date for the prophesy to be fulfilled
is really “laying it on the line” in that if the prophesy is NOT fulfilled
EXACTLY as prophesied then Daniel was a Fakir and not of God. HOWEVER; if
Daniel’s prophesy is correct then it would flow logically that Daniel’s
prophesies of events still to come will be AS ACCURATE and from God. Let us
look CLOSELY at the “69 WEEKS (7 and threescore and two = 7 + 60 + 2 = 69).

The Jewish calendar consist of years made up of 360 days and not 365 as we
have at present. Daniel’s weeks represented seven week periods and we KNOW
that years were meant because History records that it took EXACTLY 49 years
(completion 396 B.C.) which corresponds with Daniel’s “seven weeks”. The
impossibility of building a great city in just 7 weeks time is also a factor
in KNOWING that the weeks mean seven year periods. The 360 day years is also
found in Revelation (11:3) where the 3 1/2 year tribulation is given as 1,260
days or 3.5 times 360 days per year. Now we can look at the mathmatics of the

Sixty-Nine sets of seven year periods come out to 483 years (Keep the 360
day year in mind). History tells us that the order to rebuild Jerusalem
was issued in 445 B.C. Now let’s take it carefully to see if Daniel was

1. Daniel prophesied that the Messiah would arrive in Jerusalem in 173,880 
    Days after the order to rebuild was issued. This is shown thus:
    69 “weeks” = 483 years (69 times 7) 483  years times 360 days
    (The Jewish years of that time) = 173,880 days.

2. The ACTUAL DATE of the decree was MARCH 14, 445 B.C. We know this from
    Neh 2:1-6 that the decree was issued “in the Month of Nisan, in the 20th 
    year” of Artaxerxes’ reign. History records Artaxerxes’ reign as being from
    465 – 425  B.C. History also records that “The 1st of Nisan is a new year 
    for the computation of the reign of Kings and for festivals” so we know
    that he decree to rebuild Jerusalem, which would have been a Major decree
    was issued on the First of Nisan which in 445  B.C. fell on March 14.
3. History and Church documents show that Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem on 
    April 6, 32 A.D. (Zech  9:9). Other facts prove this to be the date and I
    will gladly provide the facts if requested.

If Daniel was correct then 173,880 days would have to pass from March 14,445
B.C. to April 6, 32 A.D. Now we do our math.

1. From March 14,445 B.C. to April 6,32 A.D. would seem to be 477 years and
    24 days; However, we must deduct One Year as there is only one year between
    1 B.C.  and 1 A.D. This means that we have 476 Years and 24 days. We now
    take 476 times 365 (our Julian Calendar) and we come up with 173,740 days
    and add the 24 days and we have 173,764.
2. Our Julian calendar has numerous peculiarities such as LEAP YEAR. We find
    that there were 119 LEAP YEARS (476  divided by 4 = 119) and thus must add
    119: 173,764 + 119 = 173,883 days
3. This would seem to be THREE Days TOO MANY. Other people have calculated to
    this point and not progressed beyond it and claim that it “is close enough
    to prove Christ was the Messiah and that Daniel was a prophet.” They fail; 
    However, in considering a little known fact of our Julian Calendar. Our
    years are actually 1/128th of a day TOO LONG and every 128 YEARS we must
    skip LEAP YEAR every 128 years!!! Therefore, we find that this skipping 
    occured three times (483 divided by 128 = 3+). NOW WE SUBTRACT THREE DAYS:
    173,883 – 3 = 173,880 DAYS!!!


Now, we can see that Daniel was a true prophet of God. We also see that 
he was TOTALLY correct and accurate to the degree on would demand from a
prophet of God. It would also hold that (1) If Daniel were correct in
prophesies that were fulfilled in our history but in his future, then (2)
the prophesies of our future will stand to be as accurate!

This study is not intended to prove theory or this writer’s mathmatical
abilities. It is intended to show that the Book of Daniel, written SIX
CENTURIES before Christ, was inspired and given to man by GOD.

Persons who wish to debate whether Daniel actually was the author miss
the point of scripture – the MESSAGE FROM GOD TO HIS CREATIONS.

We believe Daniel wrote the book. The only proof I need of that is that all
indications are that Daniel wrote it, and We feel that its authorship was of
GOD. It really is not material as to who actualy took pen in hand and scribed
the characters. The importance of the Bible and all of its books is that IT

I pray that this study will help re-direct its readers to this ONE TRUTH and
bring those who wish to argue “against the wind” that they are wasting time
they could be using for HIS Glory. This study is dedicated to our Lord, Jesus
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              Daniel and His Contemporaries – Historical Chart

Date B.C.    Biblical                  Contemporary
              Creation of the World      Various Geological Ages.
                                        Prehistoric Stone Ages.

              Creation of Man.          Farming, domestication of animals,
              Cainite Civilization      crude art, first villages found.

              The Flood

5000        Development into Nations  Early Chalcolithic Age, pottery
              of Noah’s sons.            developed, copper introduced.
                                        Badarian, Amratian cultures in
4700        Tower of Babel            Earliest levels of Nineveh, Tepe
              Confusion of Tongues      Gawra, Tell ed-Judeideh. Great tower
                                        buildings (Minerettes, Pyramids)
4500-3000    Urban cultures in          Halafian Culture(4500), Obeidan
              Babylonia                  Culture(3600) at Tell Obeid near Ur.
                                        Uruk or Erech(3200); writing
                                        invented, earliest cylinder seals,
                                        Jemdet Nasr Culture(3000).
3000-2700    Noah                      Union of Egypt Dynasties I,II(29-2700)
              to                        Summerian Period in Babylon(28-2360)
2700-2200    Abraham                    Egyptian Old Kingdom Dynasties III,VI
                                        (2700-2200) Pyramids built (?)
                                        First Semitic Dynasty (2360-2180)
                                        Sargon I.
2250-2200    Terah born                Dark Age in Egypt (2200-1989)
2161        Birth of Abraham          Gutian Rule in Babylon(2180-2070)
                                        Summerian Revival Dynasty III in Ur
2086        Abraham’s entrance into    Ur-Nammu, Dungi, Bur-Sin, and Ibi-Sin
              Cannan                    rule in power at Ur, Abrahams
2075        Gen 14                    Invasion of Mesopotamian Kings
2050        Destruction of Sodom
              and Gomorrah
1950        Isaac                      Fall of Ur(19660). Elamite princes in
                                        Isin and Larsa in Babylonia. Small
                                        Amorite and Elamite states in
1871        Israel’s entrance into    Strong Middle Kingdom in Egypt
              Egypt.                    (Dynasty XII).
              Joseph’s Viceroyship.      Amenemes I-IV, Senwosret I-III
1780        Israel in Egypt            1rst Dynasty of Babylon(1850-1550)
                                        Hammurabi(1728-1689). Mari Age.
                                        Hyskos Period of foreign domination
                                        in Egypt(1720-1570)
1520        Moses born                New Empire, Dynasty XVIII(1570-1150)
                                        Kamose, Thutmose I,II
                                        Queen Hatshepsut(1570-1482)
1485        Final phase of Israelite  Thutmose III(1482-1450)
1441        Exodus from Egypt          Amenhotep II(1450-1425)
              Israel in wilderness      Thutmose IV(1425-1412)
1401        Fall of Jerico            Amenhotep III(1412-1387) Amarna period
1400-        Conquest of Cannan        Invasion of Palestine by Habiru.
1361        Joshua and Elders          Amenhotep III(Iknaton)(1387-1366)
                                        Advance of Hittites.
1361        Oppresion of Cushan        Tutankamen in Egypt(1366-1357)
1353        Othneil’s deliverance      Harmhab – decline of Egyptian power
              40 years peace            and influence in Palestine.
1313        Oppresion by Eglon        Seti I, Pharoah(1314-1290)
                of Moab
1295        Ehud’s deliverance        Raamses II(1290-1224) – brilliant
              Peace for 80 years            reign.
                                        Hittite advance into Syria.
                                        Merneptah’s Stele mentions Israel
                                            in Palestine.
1215        Jabin’s oppression        Weak kings in Egypt: Amenomose, Siptah
                                        Seti II.
1195-1155    Deborah’s Exploit          Raamses III(1198-1167)
              40 Year peace              Invasion of Sea People’s repulsed.
                                        The Trojan War(1200)
1155        Medianite Oppression      Decline of Egyptian Power.
1148        Gideon’s Victory and Judgeship.
              40 years peace after Gideon
1108        Abimelech king at Shechem 
                                        Peleset(Phillistines) increase power.
1105        Ammonite Oppression, Jephthah judge
1099        Philistine Ascendancy
1085        Samson is judge
1065        Eli is judge
1050        Battle of Ebenezer        Great Empires on Tigris-Euphrates,
              Philistines take Ark      Halys, and Nile decline, Syria and
                                        Palestine open for conquest.
1020        Saul and Monarchy
1004        David King of Judah
998          David King of all Israel.
965          Solomon King
926          Division of the Monarchy.  Rezon seizes power in Damascus.
              Judah      Israel
              Rohoboam    Jeroboam I    Shishak’s Invasion(921)
910          Abijam
908          Asa                        Aramaean Kingdom of Dmascus expands
                                        under Hezion and Tabrimmon.
907                      Nadab
906                      Baasha
900                                    Aramaeans ascendant under Hezion.
883                      Elah
882                      Zimri          Benhadad I of Damascus
871                      Ahab    * E  Rise of Assyria-Ashurnasirpal II
              Jehoshaphat          * L  Conquests of Shalmaneser III
              Jehoram              * I  Battle of Karkar – Syrian coalition
                                  * J  against Assyria(853).
852                      Ahaziah  * A
851                      Jehoram  * H
845          Athaliah    Jehu    * L  Jehu surrenders to Assyrians
              Jehoash    Jehoahaz * I  Shamshi-Adad V
                          Joash    * S  Adad-niari III
802          Amaziah                H  Decline of Assyria
787                      Jeroboam II  *  M
785      *  Uzziah                  *  O
      I  *                              S
747  S  *  Jothan      Zechariah      Tigleth-Pileser III overuns Syria
742  A M *  Ahaz        Shallum
740  I I *              Menahem      * HOSEA
736  A C *              Pekahiah
734  H A *              Pekah
732    H *              Hoshea        Damascus falls to Assyria(732)
725      *  Hezekiah                  Shalmaneser V besieges Samaria.
721                      Samaria Falls  Sargon II takes Samaria
              Kingdom of Judah only
701                                    Sennacherib invades Judah
696          Manasseh’s idolatrous reign
681                                    Sennacherib’s death.
                                        Esarhaddon conquers Egypt.
669                                    Ashurbanipal
641          Amon
639          Josiah
614                                    Asshur falls to Medes
612                                    Nineveh falls to Medes and Babylonians
609          Josiah slain by Necho      Defeat of Assyrians and Egyptians
                                          by Necho.
                                        Nebuchadnezzar defeats Necho
608          Jehoahaz
605  ****    Daniel carried to Babylon  Nabopolassar’s death
      ||                                Nebuchanezzar II
598  ||    Johoiachin                Johoiachin and Ezekiel carried to
      ||    Zedekiah                  Babylon.
589  ||                                Lachish Letters
587  ||    Fall of Jerusalem.        Jerusalem destroyed(587).
      ||    Daniel’s carreer.          Nebuchanezzar conquers all Egypt.
    70 Years  Ezekiels prophesies.      Evil-Merodach, liberation of
      ||                                  Jehoiachin(561)
      ||                                Neriglassar(560-556)
      ||                                Nabunaid(Nabonidus) (556-539).
539  ||    Fall of Babylon            Belshazzar (co-regent)
538  ||    Edict of Cyrus
536  ||    Return of Remnant,        Rule of Cyrus, founder of Persian
535  ****    Temple started            Empire till 530.
                                        Cambyses king of Persia(530-522).
522                                    Darius I (522-486)
520          Haggai,Zechariah
              building of Temple resumed
516          Temple completed by Zerubbabel
                                        Defeat of Persians at Marathon(490).
                                        Xerxes I (Ahasuerus,486-465).
                                        Persian defeat at Salamis(480).
476          Esther queen.
458          Ezra’s return. Revival    Artaxerxes I(465-424)
                of the Law.
445          Nehemiah’s return to      Periclean Age in Greece(460-429).
                rebuild walls.          Herodotus, Socrates, Plato.
432          Malachi Prophesies.

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