Archaeology of Daniel | 16-22 min

Many critics and skeptics of the Bible like to focus on the Book of Daniel, citing this book as some of the best evidence that the Bible is false. Throughout this series we will look at the evidence that supports this amazing book.

Introduction: the Skeptics (22 min)

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This introduction addresses the seven skeptical claims against the authenticity of the Book of Daniel and its contents.

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Session 1: Why is Daniel attacked so fervently? (17 min)

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The Book of Daniel is the second most criticized section of scripture skeptics use to doubt the authenticity of the Bible (behind the Book of Jonah). Daniel plays an important role in the biblical canon concerning the Messiah and messianic prophecies and the criticism of the book is actually centuries old. Where did these idea originate from?

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Session 2: The Historical Nebuchadnezzar (16 min)

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In this episode we take a look at our first artifact that matches the period of Daniel. This artifact is often called the Babylonian Chronicle #5 or the Nebuchadnezzar Chronicle. It contains descriptions of the events leading to Nebuchadnezzar’s rise to the throne and his dealings with various kings of the region, including Israel’s kings. The Bible also contains records of these events. How well do the historical and biblical Nebuchadnezzars align?

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Session 3: Lacish Letters AUGUST 9th

Session 4: The Case for Belshazzar AUGUST 16th

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Come with us to Israel and see the evidence for yourself! Michael Lane and archeologist Dr. Steven Notley will be guiding you through different sites where biblical history happened and help you understand the history contained in the Scriptures. Space is limited, sign up today!