Daniel Chapter 4b

Many of the story chapters of the Book of Daniel also have prophetic implications.1 This is particularly the case with Daniel 4, to the extent that it will be covered here in an extra chapter. Daniel 4 uses the phrase “seven times” to outline the literal punishment period of seven years that Nebuchadnezzar would spend eating grass with the beasts of the field. Does this chapter contain deeper layers of prophetic meaning? Does Israel play a role in the last days? Why so many denominations? Does God have one end-time remnant church that he has preserved, still following the religion of the early disciples? What church would Jesus attend if he were on this earth now? Daniel 4b explores these questions, and more. The significance of this passage is only properly understood in the light of the prophetic passages of Daniel chapters seven, eight, nine and ten.