Daniel: The Praying Prophet
Michael teaches the first apocalyptic text in the Bible, the book named for Daniel, the exile whose pious life in among a pagan culture drew attention from his enemies and favor from his God. Sometimes referred to as the “Apocalypse of the Old Testament,” Daniel presents a majestic sweep of prophetic history. The Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans will come and go, but God will establish His people forever. Nowhere is this theme more apparent than in the life of Daniel, a young God-fearing Jew transplanted from his homeland and raised in Babylonia. His adventures—and those of his friends—in the palace, the fiery furnace, and the lion’s den show that even during the Exile God has not forgotten His chosen nation. And through Daniel, God provides dreams—and interpretations of dreams—designed to convince Jew and Gentile alike that wisdom and power belong to Him alone!