Summoned by Name
Title: Summoned by Name
Series: Daniel: Living in Babylon, Part 10
Speaker: Pastor Dan Gill
Date: May 1, 2022
We continue in our study of the book of Daniel, part 10. As we come to the last chapters of our study, we see that Daniel chapters 10 – 12 form a complete unit. The main vision given to Daniel is contained in chapter 11. We begin chapter 10 in the third year of Cyrus’ reign. Daniel is believed to be 84 years old, and the Jewish exiles had already started to return to Jerusalem. Daniel mourned for 3 weeks; it doesn’t say why, but it could very likely be the small number of exiles returning to their homeland. Most of them who lived under the Babylonian and Persian empires had built lives there and were very content. Others believed it was because Ezra faced severe opposition in rebuilding the temple.