Daniel

An introduction to Daniel – Detailed outline and introduction to the book of Daniel

Daniel is an account of the activities and visions of Daniel, a Jew of noble heritage who was exiled to Babylon. The message of Daniel demonstrates that just as the God of Israel saved Daniel and his friends from their enemies, so he would save all of Israel from their…
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Matthew

Pharisees accuse Jesus of violating the Sabbath when disciples pick grain from field (Matthew 12:1 – 12:8)

During their travels, Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.” Jesus answered, “Haven’t…
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Genesis

Joseph’s stolen cup – Judah accepts responsibility when Joseph tests his brothers one last time (Genesis 44:1 – 44:34)

After Joseph dined with his brothers, he gave instructions to his steward: “Fill the men’s sacks with as much food as they can carry and put each man’s silver in the mouth of his sack. Then put my cup, the silver one, in the mouth of the youngest one’s sack,…
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Revelation

The mark of the beast (666) – the number of the beast is forced on all people who do not follow God (Revelation 13:1 – 13:18)

In John’s vision, the dragon was enraged at the woman who gave birth to the male child and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring. The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. From the sea rose a great beast with ten horns and seven…
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Ezekiel

God shows Ezekiel idolatry in the temple and promises to punish without pity (Ezekiel 8:1 – 8:18)

In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day (mid-September, 592 BC), Ezekiel was sitting in his home with the elders of Judah when the hand of God came over him. Ezekiel described what he witnessed. “I saw a figure like that of a man. From what…
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Matthew

John the Baptist questions Jesus – are you the Messiah? (Matthew 11:1 – 11:19)

After Jesus instructed the twelve disciples to go out and spread the word throughout the region, he went to the towns of Galilee to preach. When John, who was in prison at the time, heard about the deeds of Jesus, he sent his disciples to ask him, “Are you the one…
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Genesis

Joseph’s brothers go to Egypt to buy grain and are rebuked unless they agree to return the youngest brother, Benjamin, to Egypt (Genesis 42:1 – 43:34)

While the region was in the grip of a great drought. Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt so he told his sons, “Why are you just standing around? There is grain in Egypt. Go there and buy some so we can survive the drought.” Ten of Joseph’s brothers…
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Revelation

The woman flees to the wilderness while the dragon pursues her, intent on devouring her child (Revelation 12:1 – 12:17)

A great sign appeared in heaven – a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in labor. Then another sign appeared in heaven – an enormous red dragon with seven heads…
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Matthew

Jesus gives authority to the twelve disciples and sends them on mission to spread God’s message (Matthew 9:35 – 10:42)

Jesus travelled through the region (which we can presume was Galilee) teaching in synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.…
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Genesis

Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dreams – becomes the second most powerful man in Egypt (Genesis 41:1 – 41:57)

Two years after Joseph interpreted the dreams for the cupbearer and the baker, Pharaoh had a dream. He was standing by the Nile when out of the river comes seven beautiful, healthy cows that begin grazing among the reeds. After that, seven other cows, gaunt and mangy, come up out…
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