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with a connecting statement from the book of Matthew
The study Bible for Beginners - Volume 1
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All emphasis, illustrations, notes, and the words in square brackets have been added by the compiler.
Some of the notes and articles supplied are from authors long dead whom I have not identified. This is because they are not intended to be authorities but their words express my thoughts better than I can. Where a modern author is used acknowledgement is made.
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The Book of Daniel
|Section One - Chapters One to
|Section Two - Chapters Seven
A change of method —
From the state rules the church
to religion rules the state
|The Book of Matthew
The Book of The Revelation
Church history —
Section One - Chapters One to Eleven
World events —
a future perspective
|Section Two - Chapters Twelve to Twenty-two|
used in this book
|The name of God's people - all 12 tribes
(Also used as a name for 10 of the 12 tribes)
|A tribe of God's people
(Later all 12 were called Jews)
|The country and city of opposition
It ruled the then organised world from 606BC -- 538BC
|A part of the country of Babylon||Genesis 10:10|
|Another part of the country of Babylon||Ezekiel 23:15|
|Medo-Persia||The two provinces of Babylon which later conquered it and took over the major part of the world from 538BC 331BC||Esther 1:3|
|Grecia||The kingdom of Greece which conquered Medo-Persia and ruled from 331BC 168BC|
|Pagan Rome||The kingdom of Roman emperors which vanquished Greece and governed the established world from c.168BC -- 538AD|
|Barbarians||Uncivilised, but often highly moral tribes which lived outside the world-wide empires|
|Papal Rome||A term used to describe the religion and time of world domination by the popes from 538AD -- 1798 AD|
|Dreams & visions:||God's first preference for communication||Job 33:14-17|
|The gathering place of the nations||Revelation 16:16|
|The great city||The symbol of opposition to God||Genesis 11:4|
|The new Jerusalem||God's special city||Revelation 3:12|
|Mount Zion (Sion)||God's special mountain —||Joel 2:32|
|A "mystery"||A revelation we are slow to see||Mark 4:11|
|Probation||1. The period of
time we have in which to be reborn as Christians -
normally from birth to death.
2. The period of time the world has before it is cut off from God's mercy - from Adam's sin to just before the last plagues.
|Probation, close of||1. The time when
Jesus must stop offering forgiveness to a sinner either
because they are dead or because they refuse permanently
to answer His plea.
2. The time in history when Jesus can no longer work for any individual because there is no one, saint or sinner, who needs or is willing to confess their sins. This allows Jesus to stop work and come to earth to collect His people.
"cubit" A normal cubit was about 18 inches or 45cm. A "royal" or "angel's" cubit was about 24 inches or 61cm.
c. (circa) This means "about" or approximately
Cp This means "compare"
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