Little Big Horn
Daniel 8:1-12:13 is back in the Hebrew Language. This marks the end of the Aramaic section of the book. The vision of Daniel 7 is for the Gentile world. The visions from Daniel 8:1 are for Israel.
1. The vision’s _______________ – Daniel 8:1–2 – In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the first. 2 And I saw in the vision; and when I saw, I was in Susa the citadel, which is in the province of Elam. And I saw in the vision, and I was at the Ulai canal.
a. The location in time- In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar– 551 B.C.
b. The location in spirit – , I was in Susa the citadel, which is in the province of Elam. And I saw in the vision, and I was at the Ulai canal
2. The vision’s __________________ – Daniel 8:3-14
a. The __________ – Daniel 8:3–4 – I raised my eyes and saw, and behold, a ram standing on the bank of the canal. It had two horns, and both horns were high, but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. 4 I saw the ram charging westward and northward and southward. No beast could stand before him, and there was no one who could rescue from his power. He did as he pleased and became great.
b. The ___________ – Daniel 8:5–7 – As I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west across the face of the whole earth, without touching the ground. And the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. 6 He came to the ram with the two horns, which I had seen standing on the bank of the canal, and he ran at him in his powerful wrath. 7 I saw him come close to the ram, and he was enraged against him and struck the ram and broke his two horns. And the ram had no power to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled on him. And there was no one who could rescue the ram from his power.
c. The _________________ – Daniel 8:8 – Then the goat became exceedingly great, but when he was strong, the great horn was broken, and instead of it there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven.
d. The _____________ – Daniel 8:9 &11, 13-14- Out of one of them came a little horn, which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the glorious land…11 It became great, even as great as the Prince of the host. And the regular burnt offering was taken away from him, and the place of his sanctuary was overthrown…13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one who spoke, “For how long is the vision concerning the regular burnt offering, the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and host to be trampled underfoot?” 14 And he said to me, “For 2,300 evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state.”
3. The vision’s_________________ – Daniel 8:15-19
a. Daniel’s __________ – Daniel 8:15–17 – When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it. And behold, there stood before me one having the appearance of a man. 16 And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of the Ulai, and it called, “Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.” 17 So he came near where I stood. And when he came, I was frightened and fell on my face. But he said to me, “Understand, O son of man, that the vision is for the time of the end.”
b. Daniel’s __________ – Daniel 8:18–19 – And when he had spoken to me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face to the ground. But he touched me and made me stand up. 19 He said, “Behold, I will make known to you what shall be at the latter end of the indignation, for it refers to the appointed time of the end.
4. The vision’s ________________ – Daniel 8:20-25
a. The _____________ – Daniel 8:20 – As for the ram that you saw with the two horns, these are the kings of Media and Persia.
b. The _____________– Daniel 8:21 – And the goat is the king of Greece. And the great horn between his eyes is the first king.
The Greek Empire led by Alexander the Great, the notable horn, with a lean and fast army moved so fast as to appear not to touch the ground. They brutally conquered the Persian Empire.
c. _____________ and _________ – Daniel 8:22 – As for the horn that was broken, in place of which four others arose, four kingdoms shall arise from his nation, but not with his power.
When the Notable horn, Alexander, died in 323 B.C. , his four major general (The four horns) each got a piece of his empire
d. The ______________ – Daniel 8:23–25 – And at the latter end of their kingdom, when the transgressors have reached their limit, a king of bold face, one who understands riddles, shall arise. 24 His power shall be great—but not by his own power; and he shall cause fearful destruction and shall succeed in what he does, and destroy mighty men and the people who are the saints. 25 By his cunning he shall make deceit prosper under his hand, and in his own mind he shall become great. Without warning he shall destroy many. And he shall even rise up against the Prince of princes, and he shall be broken—but by no human hand.
Antiochus Epiphanes (171-164 B.C.) stopped the sacrifices in the Jewish Temple on December 25, 176 B.C. and erected a Greek altar in the temple, offering a sow as a sacrifice desecrating the temple. This desecration lasted for three years. See 1 Macc 1:20-24, 41-50
5. The vision’s ________________ – Daniel 8:26-27
Daniel 8:26–27 – The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true, but seal up the vision, for it refers to many days from now.” 27 And I, Daniel, was overcome and lay sick for some days. Then I rose and went about the king’s business, but I was appalled by the vision and did not understand it.
This week as a Believer in Babylon I should:
Sunday – Continue or start our Daniel Devotions
Monday – Review Sunday’s Study Guide
Tuesday – Write down 5 more Biblical prophecies that came true
Wednesday – Write down 5 more promises God has made in His Word
Thursday – Write 2 more times that the Lord has kept promises to you
Friday – Pray through Daniel 8
Saturday – Review this past Sunday’s Study Guide