Outline of the Book of Daniel

I. The Daniel Stories


1. The Hebrew young men

The Fall of Jerusalem (Dan 1:1-1:2)

The Babylonian king requests young Israelite students (Dan 1:3-1:4)

The life and curriculum of the young students (Dan 1:5-1:5)

The names of the Israelite students (Dan 1:6-1:7)

The concern of Daniel about food defilement (Dan 1:8-1:8)

God favors Daniel (Dan 1:9-1:9)

The response of the palace master (Dan 1:10-1:10)

The response of Daniel (Dan 1:11-1:13)

The ten-day test (Dan 1:14-1:16)

The good learners (Dan 1:17-1:17)

They go before King Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 1:18-1:18)

The four successful court attendants (Dan 1:19-1:21)


2.The dream of King Nebuchadnezzar

The troubled dream of King Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 2:1-2:1)

The king summons his court people (Dan 2:2-2:2)

King Nebuchadnezzar explains his situation (Dan 2:3-2:3)

The Chaldean response (Dan 2:4-2:4)

The king explained the consequences of their interpretation (Dan 2:5-2:6)

They wanted to know the dream first (Dan 2:7-2:7)

The king insists that they should know the dream (Dan 2:8-2:9)

The impossible task (Dan 2:10-2:11)

The king wants to destroy all the wise men of Babylon (Dan 2:12-2:12)

This decree included Daniel (Dan 2:13-2:13)

The response of Daniel (Dan 2:14-2:16)

Daniel discussed the situation with his companions (Dan 2:17-2:18)

Daniel gets the answer to the dream problem (Dan 2:19-2:19)

The beautiful prayer of Daniel (Dan 2:20-2:23)

Daniel went to Arioch (Dan 2:24-2:24)

Arioch brings Daniel to the king (Dan 2:25-2:25)

King Nebuchadnezzar questions Daniel (Dan 2:26-2:26)

Daniel answered King Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 2:27-2:27)

God had revealed the answer to Daniel (Dan 2:28-2:28)

Daniel explains to the king his dream (Dan 2:29-2:30)

The scary bright statue in the dream of the king (Dan 2:31-2:31)

A description of the statue in the kings ‘s dream (Dan 2:32-2:33)

The destruction of the statue (Dan 2:34-2:35)

The dream was separate from the interpretation (Dan 2:36-2:36)

King Nebuchadnezzar is the head of gold (Dan 2:37-2:38)

The later inferior kingdoms of bronze and iron (Dan 2:39-2:40)

The divided mixed kingdom (Dan 2:41-2:43)

The eternal kingdom (Dan 2:44-2:45)

King Nebuchadnezzar worships Daniel (Dan 2:46-2:46)

The king recognizes the God of Daniel (Dan 2:47-2:47)

The rewards for Daniel and his friends (Dan 2:48-2:49)


 3. The adoration of the golden statue

The gold statue (Dan 3:1-3:1)

The invitation (Dan 3:2-3:2)

The assembly at the statue dedication (Dan 3:3-3:3)

The herald’s proclamation (Dan 3:4-3:6)

The worship of the statue (Dan 3:7-3:7)

The accusations against the Jews (Dan 3:8-3:11)

The accusations against his Jewish appointees (Dan 3:12-3:12)

The three men were brought to the king (Dan 3:13-3:13)

The king spoke to the three men (Dan 3:14-3:15)

The response of the three men (Dan 3:16-3:18)

The angry King Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 3:19-3:19)

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego go into the furnace (Dan 3:20-3:23)


 4. The prayer of Azariah in the furnace 

Azariah stands still to pray (Dan 3:1-3:2)

Blessing God (Dan 3:3-3:4)

The judgment due to our sins (Dan 3:5-3:7)

The true judgment was delivered (Dan 3:8-3:9)

The call for mercy (Dan 3:10-3:13)

The small weak Israelites (Dan 3:14-3:15)

The spiritual worship (Dan 3:16-3:17)

The call for mercy (Dan 3:18-3:19)

The call for deliverance (Dan 3:20-3:22)

The fiery flames (Dan 3:23-3:25)

The angel of the Lord and the useless fire (Dan 3:26-3:27)

The three companions pray together (Dan 3:28-3:28)

Blessing God and his name (Dan 3:29-3:31)

Blessed is God in heaven (Dan 3:32-3:34)

All those with God bless the Lord (Dan 3:35-3:39)

The blessings of the heavenly bodies (Dan 3:40-3:41)

The weather elements praise God (Dan 3:42-3:46)

Day and night bless God (Dan 3:47-3:48)

The extreme conditions bless God (Dan 3:49-3:51)

Let the earth bless God (Dan 3:52-3:54)

Let the earthly waters bless God (Dan 3:55-3:57)

Let the birds and animals bless God (Dan 3:58-3:59)

Let humans bless God (Dan 3:60-3:63)

Let the souls of the righteous bless God (Dan 3:64-3:65)

The three men should bless God (Dan 3:66-3:66)

Final praise to God (Dan 3:67-3:68)


The upset king (Dan 3:24-3:25)

The king releases the three men (Dan 3:26-3:26)

Praise for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Dan 3:27-3:28)

The king’s decree (Dan 3:29-3:29)

The promotion of the three men (Dan 3:30-3:30)


The king’s new decree (Dan 4:1-4:1)

Praise of the Most High God (Dan 4:2-4:3)


5. The fearful dream of Nebuchadnezzar

The fearful dream of the king (Dan 4:4-4:5)

The king called all his wise men (Dan 4:6-4:7)

Daniel sees the king (Dan 4:8-4:9)

The king’s dream about the big beautiful tree (Dan 4:10-4:12)

The holy watcher from heaven (Dan 4:13-4:13)

Get rid of the tree (Dan 4:14-4:14)

Save the stump (Dan 4:15-4:16)

The decision is final (Dan 4:17-4:17)

The king asks Daniel to interpret this dream (Dan 4:18-4:18)

Daniel was a little stunned (Dan 4:19-4:19)

The king told Daniel not to worry (Dan 4:19-4:19)

The dream was for the king’s enemies (Dan 4:19-4:19)

The king was the great tree (Dan 4:20-4:22)

Daniel repeats the dream wish of the holy watcher (Dan 4:23-4:23)

The king will lose his kingdom (Dan 4:24-4:25)

The call for the king to repent (Dan 4:26-4:27)

The great pride of the king (Dan 4:28-4:30)

The king will lose his kingdom (Dan 4:31-4:32)

The king leaves his throne immediately (Dan 4:33-4:33)

The king blesses God (Dan 4:34-4:35)

The restoration of the king (Dan 4:36-4:36)

The final praise of God (Dan 4:37-4:37)


 6. The feast of King Belshazzar

The feast of King Belshazzar (Dan 5:1-5:1)

The king wants the sacred cups from the Jerusalem Temple (Dan 5:2-5:2)

They drank wine from the sacred vessels (Dan 5:3-5:4)

The fingers writing on the wall (Dan 5:5-5:5)

King Belshazzar was afraid (Dan 5:6-5:6)

The king called for his wise men (Dan 5:7-5:7)

The failure of the wise men (Dan 5:8-5:9)

The queen was concerned (Dan 5:10-5:10)

The queen talked about the importance of Daniel (Dan 5:11-5:12)

Daniel goes before the king (Dan 5:13-5:14)

The king explains the situation to Daniel (Dan 5:15-5:16)

Daniel told the king to keep his gifts (Dan 5:17-5:17)

Praise for King Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 5:18-5:19)

Pride led to his downfall (Dan 5:20-5:21)

The unhumble king (Dan 5:22-5:23)

The writing on the wall (Dan 5:24-5:25)

The interpretation of Mene (Dan 5:26-5:26)

The interpretation of Tekel (Dan 5:27-5:27)

The interpretation of Peres (Dan 5:28-5:28)

Daniel is rewarded (Dan 5:29-5:29)

The death of King Belshazzar (Dan 5:30-5:30)

Darius the Mede takes over (Dan 5:31-5:31)


 7. Daniel in the den of lions

The government of Darius (Dan 6:1-6:1)

Daniel the president of the whole kingdom (Dan 6:2-6:3)

Tring to find complaints against Daniel (Dan 6:4-6:5)

The visit to the king (Dan 6:6-6:6)

The new decree (Dan 6:7-6:9)

Daniel prays to God (Dan 6:10-6:10)

Enforce the edict against Daniel (Dan 6:11-6:13)

The king is troubled about Daniel (Dan 6:14-6:14)

Follow the law (Dan 6:15-6:15)

Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den (Dan 6:16-6:16)

The den was sealed with a stone (Dan 6:17-6:18)

The king goes to the lions’ den the next morning (Dan 6:19-6:20)

Daniel responds to the king (Dan 6:21-6:22)

Daniel is released from the den (Dan 6:23-6:23)

Daniel’s accusers were put in the lion’s den (Dan 6:24-6:24)

King Darius declares universal peace and prosperity (Dan 6:25-6:25)

The decree about the living God of Daniel (Dan 6:26-6:27)

Daniel prospered (Dan 6:28-6:28)



 II. Daniel Visions


1.The dream of Daniel about the four beasts

Daniel’s dream (Dan 7:1-7:1)

The vision of the four winds (Dan 7:2-7:2)

The four beasts (Dan 7:3-7:3)

The first beast (Dan 7:4-7:4)

The second beast (Dan 7:5-7:5)

The third beast (Dan 7:6-7:6)

The fourth beast (Dan 7:7-7:7)

The little horn (Dan 7:8-7:8)

The Ancient One on the fiery throne (Dan 7:9-7:10)

The little horn beast was killed (Dan 7:11-7:11)

The other beasts were spared (Dan 7:12-7:12)

The son of man (Dan 7:13-7:14)

Daniel was anxious (Dan 7:15-7:15)

The interpretation of the four great beasts (Dan 7:16-7:18)

Why was the fourth beast different? (Dan 7:19-7:19)

The odd little horn was at war with the holy ones (Dan 7:20-7:22)

The fourth kingdom (Dan 7:23-7:23)

The last of the ten kingdoms (Dan 7:24-7:26)

The everlasting kingdom of the Most High (Dan 7:27-7:27)

Daniel was disturbed by his dream (Dan 7:28-7:28)


2.The The vision of Daniel about the ram and the goat


The vision in Susa (Dan 8:1-8:2)

The vision of the ram (Dan 8:3-8:4)

The vision of the goat (Dan 8:5-8:5)

The goat attacked the ram (Dan 8:6-8:7)

The great power of the goat decimated (Dan 8:8-8:8)

The little horn grew strong (Dan 8:9-8:10)

The little horn takes over the sanctuary (Dan 8:11-8:12)

The holy angels speak (Dan 8:13-8:14)

The interpretation of the vision (Dan 8:15-8:15)

Gabriel will explain (Dan 8:16-8:17)

Daniel falls into a trance (Dan 8:18-8:18)

Gabriel explains the vision (Dan 8:19-8:22)

A very destructive king (Dan 8:23-8:25)

This true vision (Dan 8:26-8:26)

Daniel got sick (Dan 8:27-8:27)


3. The prophecy of seventy weeks

During the reign of Darius (Dan 9:1-9:1)

Seventy years of desolation (Dan 9:2-9:2)

Daniel does penance (Dan 9:3-9:3)

The confession of sins (Dan 9:4-9:6)

The open shame of the people (Dan 9:7-9:8)

We have not followed the law (Dan 9:9-9:11)

The great calamity (Dan 9:12-9:14)

The holy city is in disgrace (Dan 9:15-9:16)

Do not delay (Dan 9:17-9:19)

Gabriel comes (Dan 9:20-9:21)

Gabriel speaks to Daniel (Dan 9:22-9:23)

Seventy weeks (Dan 9:24-9:24)

The anointed prince (Dan 9:25-9:27)

The anointed one was cut off (Dan 9:26-9:27)


 4. The grand vision

During the reign of King Cyrus (Dan 10:1-10:1)

Daniel was mourning (Dan 10:2-10:3)

The description of the man on the banks of the Great River (Dan 10:4-10:6)

Daniel alone saw the vision (Dan 10:7-10:9)

The magic touch (Dan 10:10-10:10)

Daniel stands up (Dan 10:11-10:11)

Daniel’s words went to God (Dan 10:12-10:12)

The present battle and the future (Dan 10:13-10:14)

Daniel was speechless (Dan 10:15-10:15)

Someone touches Daniel’s lips to let him speak (Dan 10:16-10:17)

Daniel gets stronger (Dan 10:18-10:19)

The explanation (Dan 10:20-10:21)


Darius the Mede (Dan 11:1-11:1)

The kings of Persia (Dan 11:2-11:2)

The great Greek king (Dan 11:3-11:4)

The king of the south (Dan 11:5-11:5)

The alliance of the kings of the north and the south (Dan 11:6-11:6)

The attack of the king of the south (Dan 11:7-11:9)

The sons of the northern king attack the south (Dan 11:10-11:10)

The attack of the south (Dan 11:11-11:13)

The insurrection in the south (Dan 11:14-11:14)

The fight over Palestine (Dan 11:15-11:17)

The coastland invasion (Dan 11:18-11:18)

The new leader (Dan 11:19-11:20)

The terrible king (Dan 11:21-11:21)

The southern campaign in Palestine (Dan 11:22-11:24)

The Egyptian campaign (Dan 11:25-11:28)

The second campaign against Egypt (Dan 11:29-11:31)

The disputes and the resistance (Dan 11:32-11:35)

The self-exaltation of the king (Dan 11:36-11:37)

The power of foreign gods (Dan 11:38-11:39)



 5. The end of time 

Future wars (Dan 11:40-11:40)

Unfulfilled defeat of Israel (Dan 11:41-11:41)

Unfulfilled prophecies about Egypt (Dan 11:42-11:43)

The death of King Antiochus IV (Dan 11:44-11:45)


Michael appears (Dan 12:1-12:1)

The future resurrection (Dan 12:2-12:3)

Daniel closes the book (Dan 12:4-12:4)

Two others show up (Dan 12:5-12:5)

The time frame (Dan 12:6-12:7)

Daniel did not understand (Dan 12:8-12:8)

Do not worry (Dan 12:9-12:12)

The calculations (Dan 12:11-12:12)

Use up the days that you have (Dan 12:13-12:13)


 III. Susan and the judgment of Daniel 

Joakim (Dan 13:1-13:1)

Susanna (Dan 13:2-13:3)

The wealth of Joakim (Dan 13:4-13:4)

The two elder judges (Dan 13:5-13:6)

Susanna in the garden (Dan 13:7-13:7)

The secret passionate elders (Dan 13:8-13:12)

The plot to seduce Susanna (Dan 13:13-13:14)

Bathing in the garden (Dan 13:15-13:16)

The two maids (Dan 13:17-13:18)

The proposition (Dan 13:19-13:21)

The response of Susanna (Dan 13:22-13:23)

Susanna cries out (Dan 13:24-13:25)

The servants arrive on the scene (Dan 13:26-13:27)

The old judges ask for Susanna to appear in court (Dan 13:28-13:29)

Susanna is brought forward (Dan 13:30-13:33)

The accusation against Susanna (Dan 13:34-13:35)

The testimony of the elders (Dan 13:36-13:41)

The condemnation (Dan 13:41-13:41)

The prayerful cry of Susanna (Dan 13:42-13:43)

The Lord’s response through Daniel (Dan 13:44-13:46)

Daniel questions the elder’s condemnation (Dan 13:47-13:49)

The trial of the elders (Dan 13:50-13:51)

The questioning of the first elder (Dan 13:52-13:53)

Under what tree did all this take place (Dan 13:54-13:55)

The questioning of the second elder (Dan 13:56-13:57)

Under what tree did all this take place (Dan 13:58-13:59)

The death of the two elders (Dan 13:60-13:62)

All praise God (Dan 13:63-13:64)


 IV. Bel and the Dragon

King Cyrus (Dan 14:1-14:1)

Daniel was the companion of King Cyrus (Dan 14:2-14:2)

The Babylonian god Bel (Dan 14:3-14:4)

Bel versus the living God (Dan 14:4-14:5)

Bel eats and drinks (Dan 14:6-14:7)

The Bel priests versus Daniel (Dan 14:8-14:9)

The priests of Bel (Dan 14:10-14:13)

The king leaves the food for Bel (Dan 14:14-14:15)

The king finds the rations gone (Dan 14:16-14:18)

Footsteps in the temple (Dan 14:19-14:20)

The king destroys his Bel priests and their families (Dan 14:21-14:22)

The dragon and Daniel (Dan 14:23-14:26)

Daniel feeds the dragon (Dan 14:27-14:27)

The king was becoming Jewish (Dan 14:28-14:28)

The Babylonians want Daniel killed (Dan 14:29-14:30)

Daniel in the lion’s den (Dan 14:31-14:32)

The prophet Habakkuk (Dan 14:33-14:34)

The angel takes Habakkuk to Babylon (Dan 14:35-14:36)

The prophet Habakkuk visits Daniel (Dan 14:37-14:39)

Daniel is safe (Dan 14:40-14:42)



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