Author Archives: Barry Applewhite

Exposition of Daniel 7:1–8 Understanding the second half of Daniel and The vision of four grotesque beasts

Daniel 7:1–8 1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream. 2 Daniel said: “In … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 6:19–28, Ranking Guests for Breakfast

Daniel 6:19–28 19 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. 20 When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 6:10–18 An unbreakable web of lies

Daniel 6:10–18 10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 6:1–9 The triumph of evil: Darius deceived

Daniel 6:1–9 [Dan. 5:31  and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.]* 1 It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, 2 with three administrators over them, one of whom was … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 5:17–31 Belshazzar’s last command

Daniel 5:17–31 17 Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means. 18 “Your Majesty, … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 5:10–16 Voices from the past

Daniel 5:10–16 10 The queen, hearing the voices of the king and his nobles, came into the banquet hall. “May the king live forever!” she said. “Don’t be alarmed! Don’t look so pale! 11 There is a man in your … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 5:1–9 God rules the unrepentant too!

Daniel 5:1–9 1 King Belshazzar gave a great banquet for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine with them. 2 While Belshazzar was drinking his wine, he gave orders to bring in the gold and silver goblets that Nebuchadnezzar … Continue reading

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