Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bible Challenge 09/30 - 10/06

Greetings All!

This week we finish up the book of Ezekiel and begin to venture into the book and story of Daniel.

The prophet Daniel was one of the young men carried off into exile in Babylon, along with three of his friends. While there they were selected for leadership and given new names. We don't call Daniel by his foreign name (Belteshazzar), but we do call his friends by their exile names (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego). Daniel is famously imprisoned in a lions' dean at one point. He's also known for his interpretation of dreams.

The book of Daniel with its three chapters can be broken down into three sections:
1) Daniel 1:1-2:3, which introduces Daniel and his friends and their circumstances

2) Daniel 2:4-7:28, which are the court tales of Daniel and his friends living among the Babylonians

3) Daniel 8:1-12:13, which contains Daniel's prophetic visions of Israel's future
I hope this breakdown aids you in your reading and understanding. Here is the schedule:

30, Sunday: Ezekiel 27-30

01, Monday: Ezekiel 31-34

02, Tuesday: Ezekiel 35-38

03, Wednesday: Ezekiel 39-42

04, Thursday: Ezekiel 43-46

05, Friday: Ezekiel 47 - Daniel 2

06, Saturday: Daniel 3-6

May God add His richest blessings to the reading, the hearing, the understanding and most importantly the living out of His Holy Word. Amen.

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