In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The Book of Daniel is the fifth of the five books of the Major Prophets in the Old Testament. The name Daniel comes from the Hebrew name Daniyel meaning, “God is my judge”. The Greek and Latin form of the Hebrew name is Daniel. Daniel ministered from the beginning of Judah’s seventy-year Babylonian captivity to the third year reign of King Cyrus of Persia. The prophecies of Nahum, Jeremiah, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Ezekiel and Daniel overlapped in an era from c. 663-536 BC with Daniel 605-536 BC.

Daniel prophesied future events concerning the Gentile nations and Israel in the intermediate and distant futures. Many consider the book of Daniel, like the book of Revelation, difficult to read. In their basic themes they are simple to understand. Daniel described a timeline known as the 70 weeks of Daniel. Each week represents 7 years for a total of 490 years. The first 7 weeks (49 years) represent the Jews return from captivity to rebuild Jerusalem. The next 62 weeks (434 years) represent prophecies regarding Israel and the Gentile nations to the time of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The final week (7 years) represents prophecy of the tribulation period, which ends with the final battle of Armageddon and the second advent of Christ. The church age is the gap of time between the 69th and 70th week.

We are currently living in the church age, the dispensation of grace, the result of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. Daniel’s prophetic timing of Christ’s crucifixion calculates to April, 32 AD. The 70th week, the seven years of tribulation, will begin with the advent of the Antichrist. The angel of the Lord did not reveal to Daniel details of the 70th week. Details were later revealed to the Apostle John as described in the Book of Revelation.

Daniel 1: The life of Daniel

Daniel 2-7: Daniel’s prophecies for the Gentile nations

Daniel 8-12: Daniel’s prophecies for Israel