Author Archives: Barry Applewhite

Exposition of Daniel 3:1–12 A deadly test of loyalty

Daniel 3:1–12 1 King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. 2 He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 2:36–49 The God of Heaven

Daniel 2:36–49 36 “This was the dream, and now we will interpret it to the king. 37 Your Majesty, you are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; 38 … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 2:17–36a Words to heaven and from heaven

Daniel 2:17–36a 17 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 18 He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 2:1–16 No fool

Daniel 2:1–16 1 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. 2 So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 1:17–21 Yahweh causes Daniel’s rise

Daniel 1:17–21 17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds. 18 At the end of the time set by the … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 1:8–16 First glimpse of the unseen hand

Daniel 1:8–16 8 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. 9 Now God had caused the official to show favor … Continue reading

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Exposition of Daniel 1:1–7 The unseen hand on history’s rudder

Daniel 1:1–7 1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some … Continue reading

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