"THE BOOK OF DANIEL" Chapter Ten In the third year of Darius (ca. 535 B.C.) Daniel receives a vision that will affect his people (Israel) "in the latter days" (Dan 10:14), its words to be closed and sealed "till the time of the end" (Dan 12:9). "The Vision Of The Time Of The End" begins with an appearance of a "glorious man" to Daniel beside the Tigris River (1-9), with an explanation for his delay in coming (10-21). The prophecy of the vision continues in chapters eleven and twelve. POINTS TO PONDER * The meaning of the phrase "in the latter days" as used in the vision * The angelic conflict behind the scenes briefly described by the "glorious man" REVIEW QUESTIONS 1) What are the main points of this chapter? - The appearance of the "glorious man" to Daniel - Dan 10:1-9 - The conversation between Daniel and the "glorious man"
- Dan 10:10-21 2) Describe the "glorious man" seen by Daniel by the Tigris river (4-6) - Clothed in linen, waist girded with gold - Body like beryl, face like lightning, eyes like torches of fire - Arms and feet like burnished bronze - His words like the voice of a multitude 3) Describe the impact of seeing this "glorious man" on Daniel (8-9) - Left him without strength, his vigor turned to frailty - In a deep sleep, Daniel heard the sound of the man's words 4) How does the "glorious man" address Daniel? (11) - "Man greatly beloved" (cf. Dan 10:19) 5) Why had the "glorious man" delayed his coming to Daniel? (12-13) - The prince of Persia withstood him for 21 days, but then the prince Michael helped him 6) Why was the "glorious man" sent to Daniel? When would the events occur? (14) - To help him understand what would happen to his people (Israel) - In "the latter days", "many days yet to come" 7) Speechless and overwhelmed, how was Daniel strengthened? (15-19) - The "glorious man" touched Daniel, and spoke encouraging words to him 8) What would the "glorious man" do after leaving Daniel? Who would help? (20-21) - Return to fight with the prince of Persia, after that with the prince of Greece - Michael the prince (cf. Dan 10:13; 12:1; Jude 1:9; Re 12:7)