Daniel Explained

A Commentary on the Book of Daniel


Daniel Explained, one of the most comprehensive and fully researched commentaries ever written on the Book of Daniel, offers a thorough treatment of both the dramatic episodes and the prophetic visions. For each story about Daniel and his friends, it fills in the historical background and develops spiritual applications. For each prophecy, it furnishes a tightly reasoned interpretation accepting the prophecy as supernatural in origin. Interwoven with other discussions is a complete, up-to-date review of the evidence that Daniel is authentic. The following is a summary of the author's positions on key issues.


1. With the collapse of the Communist Empire, the world has moved from the feet into the toes of the great dream image representing the future course of history.

2. The toes are not ten nations in Europe, but ten regional confederations embracing the whole world.

3. The little horn of chapter 8 is the same as the little horn of chapter 7.

4. The Antichrist will come from the Seleucid division of Alexander's empire (from modern Syro-Iraq).

5. The Transfiguration was the official coming of Messiah the Prince. The Transfiguration was exactly 69 weeks after Nehemiah's prayer recorded in Nehemiah 1.

6. The two weeks in Daniel 9:27 are not the same. The original wording makes it clear that throughout the entire first week, the Antichrist will abide by his covenant with many.

7. Daniel 11:40-45 is a fuller view of the Antichrist's three-pronged expansion predicted in chapters 7 and 8. Moreover, these texts speak of the same wars noticed in Matthew 24:7 and Revelation 6:1-4.


For a full outline of the commentary, click here.

For Web pages presenting the commentary on chapter 1 in five lessons, click here.

For the bibliography, click here.


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The book is © 2007, 2012 Stanley Edgar Rickard (Ed Rickard, the author). All rights reserved.