Where God’s prophesy connects with the heart IV

Daniel 9:1-19
We have moved forward in Daniel’s life. We’re now in the 66th year of his exile from Judah, so he’s in his 80’s now. What Daniel did and saw in this chapter dates from 539 B.C., the first year of Darius the Mede’s (Gobryus’) rule as king over the Persian province of Babylon (cf. 5:31; 6:1). Belshazzar’s feast and the fall of Babylon to Cyrus, in chapter 5, occurred earlier the same year. Daniel’s vision of the ram and the goat, in chapter 8, took place 12 years earlier, in 551 B.C. We cannot date Daniel’s experience in the lions’ den (ch. 6) precisely. That may have happened before or after the events recorded here.

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