Coursework on the Old Testament book of Daniel

by W Bryan Ley Rose, PhD



Lesson 1 Text: Daniel 10:1 — 12:13

Introductory Comments

God has spoken so accurately and with such detail that few have missed what was said about the kings of the north and south. Instead critical scholars have turned this around and said someone claiming to be Daniel wrote this after these events happened.


Few passages in the Old Testament are clearer about the resurrection of the righteous being separate from the later resurrection of the unjust. However, all will be resurrected to face the Lord, some to everlasting life and some to eternal torment. The Antichrist is a major figure who will appear in the last days, but his end is sure and sudden. The Lord Jesus is the Lord of all history and knows exactly where it is going.


Point of Inference

12:1, “At that time…. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people – everyone whose name is found written in the book – will be delivered.”


To understand how God will introduce times of distress before he sends his final deliverance to all who belong to him.

I. The Vision From the Heavenly Messenger (10:1—11:1)

A. The Vision on the Banks of the Tigris (10:1-4)

B. The Man in Linen at the Tigris River (10:5-9)

C. Explaining to Daniel Future Happenings to Israel (10:10-11:1)

Suggested Reading:



Lesson 2

Introductory Comments

Point of Reference


II. The Prophecies About the Nations as They Prepare for the Final Conflict with Israel (11:2-45)

A. The Prophecy About Persia (11:2)

B. The Prophecy About Greece (11:3)

C. The Prophecies About the King of the South and the King of the North (11:5-20)

D. The Prophecy for the Last King of the South (11:21-35)

E. The Prophecy About the Willful King (11:36-45)

Concluding Comments

Recommended Reading



Lesson 3

Introductory Comments

Point of Reference


III. The Prophecies About Israel at the End of Time (12:1-13)

A. The Great Tribulation (12:1)

B. The Resurrection of the Dead (12:2)

C. The Final Reward of the Just (12:3)

D. The Disposition of These Prophetic Words (12:4-13)

Concluding Comments

Recommended Reading