Sunday School Lesson for 3/17/2013. Unit I. The Kingdom of God. Daniel 8:19-26 (Devotional Reading with Sunday School Lesson Psalm/Tehillim 91:1-12).
The Two Beasts and The Dreadful Horn (Daniel 8:1-27)
The interpretation (Daniel 8:15-27)
Verse 19 ... Angels, Good Angels; Offices of Good Angels, Convey God's Messages
"time of the Gentiles" - http://gotquestions.org
(Daniel 8:16-27; 9:21-27; Ezekiel 30:3; Revelation 19:17-19 - Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)
Verses 20 - 22
Verse 20 ... Other Nations; Notices Of Gentile Nations: Chiefly Prophetic & Denunciatory; The Medo-Persian Empire, Daniel's Vision
Verse 21 ... Other Nations; Notices Of Gentile Nations: Chiefly Prophetic & Denunciatory; The Macedonia Empire, Under Alexander
Verse 22 ... Other Nations; Notices Of Gentile Nations: Chiefly Prophetic & Denunciatory; The Macedonia Empire, To Be Broken Up After the Death of Alexander, 323 B.C.
Media/Medes ... those that dwelled in the land ... Scriptures that share their importance - II Kings 17:6; 18:11; Esther 1:19; Isaiah 13:17; Daniel 5:28
Persia ... prophecies concerning - Daniel 5:28; 8:10; Esther married the King of Persia, and her throne was in Susa/Iran - Nehemiah 1:1; Esther 1:2; Daniel 8:2,16
Grecia ... Greece - Daniel 8:21 ... prophecies - Daniel 8:21; 10:20; 11:2; Zechariah 9:13
Verses 23, 24, 25 .... Other Nations; Notices of Gentile Nations: Chiefly Prophetic and Denunciatory; The Macedonian Empire, Antiochus Epiphanes, the Eighth King of Syria, 176-174 B.C.
Verse 26 ... Scripture; Promulgation of Scripture; Sealing of Books (Promulgation - decree; make known)
Psalm/Tehillim 91 ... Psalms of Adoration - Of God's goodness and mercy, Of God's power, majesty and glory; ..... Dialetic Psalms - showing the blessings of God's people and the misery of his enemies, .... There are seven Biblical Promises in Psalm/Tehillim 91:1-12.
Hope points us forward concerning the future. Daniel received help from Gabriel, when he could not understand the vision - there were times when Daniel interpreted dreams and knew.
Dreams to compare ... Daniel's (Book of Daniel), Joseph (Book of Genesis), and Joseph's (Book of Matthew).
Pray and trust God, even if you can not see God's hands.
Scripture and reference used/taken from: KJV Topical Reference Bible, KJV Precious Promise Bible & Zondervan Bible Commentary
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