The following articles are related to the topic of DANIEL

Ecclesiastes 3:19-21 — Man, Animals, and Death

Religious materialists contend that man does not possess an incorruptible spirit. Rather, it is alleged, humanity is wholly mortal. It is argued that in this respect man does not differ from an animal. The Jehovah's Witnesses claim, based upon their misunderstanding of Ecclesiastes 3:19-21, that "there is nothing that humans have as a result of birth that gives them superiority ... read more »

Zephaniah 1:12 — The Theory of a Detached God

In describing the coming destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians, Zephaniah vividly depicts the attitudes and conduct of the citizens of Judah. They practiced idolatry, political corruption was rampant, and violence and materialism stalked the land. Did these Hebrews think that this deviate conduct would be overlooked by their Maker? Apparently so. Many of them affirmed: "Jehovah ... read more »

Daniel’s Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks

Jesus Christ emphatically declared that the Old Testament Scriptures contained prophecies he would fulfill (Luke 24:27,44). Biblical scholars have catalogued more than three hundred amazing prophecies that find precise fulfillment in the life and labor of the Son of God. One of these predictive declarations is found in Daniel 9:24-27, commonly referred to as the prophecy of "Daniel's Seventy Weeks." ... read more »

The Little Horn of Daniel’s Sea-beast

In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign over the Babylonian Empire (ca. 603 B.C.), Daniel, a Hebrew in captivity, was called upon to reveal and interpret a dream for the monarch. He told of a great image in the form of a man consisting of four sections. The head was of gold, its breast and arms were silver, the belly ... read more »

Radical Criticism and “Christian” Education

"Higher criticism" purports to be the "science" of exploring the backgrounds of the biblical books so as to discover the"actual" truth regarding the composition of these documents - in contrast to the alleged "superficial and traditional" views that prevailed over the prolonged centuries of a by-gone era. For example, to the modern "critic," who fancies himself a citizen of that ... read more »

Prophetic Portraits of the Messiah

Shortly before his ascension back to heaven, Jesus declared: "All things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and the prophets, and the psalms, concerning me" (Lk. 24:44). This three-fold division of the Old Testament was common to the Jews. The "law" referred to the first five books. The "prophets" included Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and ... read more »

Is Christ’s Coming Very, Very Soon?

A major advertisement appeared a while back in various newspapers throughout the country. It was titled: "Christ Is Coming 'Very, Very Soon.'" The piece begins like this: "The evidence for the soon return of Christ is overwhelming." Several "clues" then were offered whereby one might calculate that Jesus' return is quite near. The advertisement suggested that several "signs" (purportedly found ... read more »

Has the Messiah of the Old Testament Come?

Harold Kushner is "Rabbi" Laureate of Temple Israel in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. In a previous article, we addressed Mr. Kushner's claim that: "Today, few people still look for a person, called the Messiah." (See: Harold Kushner's Messiah ) The well-known celebrity went on to suggest that in a by-gone era, when people were being oppressed by unjust rulers, ... read more »

What Must Be Done?

"And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he spake the saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But he turning about, and seeing his disciples, ... read more »

Nebuchadnezzar and Archaeology

Nebuchadnezzar II reigned as king over the Babylonian Empire from 605-562 B.C. He was the son of Nabopolassar, founder of the Neo-Babylonian Empire in 625 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar plays a prominent role in the history of the Israelite people. He is mentioned numerous times in nine different Old Testament books. This monarch's defeat of Pharaoh Neco at Carchemish (about sixty miles ... read more »