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Daniel - Background

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  1. History of Babylon - (Brief article outlining the history of Babylon from the International Bible Encyclopedia) 
  2. Introduction to the Book of Daniel - (The book of Daniel is a well-structured literary work, not a collection of folk stories and random visions) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Tower of Babel, World Empire, and Human Hubris - (The book of Daniel traces attempts at global empire to the Tower of Babel Incident) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Land of Shinar - (The arrogant acts of Nebuchadnezzar parallel the story of the Tower of Babel from the book of Genesis) - {PDF Copy}
  1. A Theology of History - (The book of Daniel demonstrates the absolute sovereignty of Yahweh over the course of history and nations) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Start Date of the 70 Weeks - (Daniel coordinates the start of the Seventy Weeks prophecy with Jeremiah's predicted 70-years captivity in Babylon) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Identity of the "Little Horn" in Daniel - (The "Little Horn" is a malevolent ruler who came from one of the four Greco-Macedonian kingdoms) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Daniel Chapter 7 in the New Testament - (The application of Daniel's vision of four beasts in the New Testament) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Food Offered to Idols (Dan 1:8-16) - (The refusal of Daniel to eat food offered to the idols of Babylon becomes a model for the seven churches of Asia in their struggles with the Roman imperial cult) - {PDF Copy}
Neo-Babylonian Empire Map
Map:  Neo-Babylonian Empire