Book of Daniel
The book of Daniel is the second most controversial book in the Bible because of the prophecies concerning the accurate description of the 3 empires that overtake the prior and the kings of north & south during the Maccabean period. The ultimate dispute in academia is when to date the authorship of the book. If the book is dated in the 6th BC, then Daniel prophesied the following 600 years perfectly which would only leave the reader to conclude that he received this knowledge supernaturally. If the book is dated in the 2nd BC, then Daniel is merely a doctored book that only seems to be prophetic but was merely a confidence booster to local Jews coming out of the Maccabean revolt. And inside of the church, there is much dispute over the 70 weeks prophecy in chapter 9 because it directly impacts one's view of the end times and the kingdom of God.
This study will take a whiteboard approach and simply lay out the prophecies as they are giving throughout the book. This will allow us to see the full harmony of the prophecies presented together. After each chapter, we will address the objections to the 6th BC authorship dating. Overall, there is a wonderful opportunity for evangelism with the book of Daniel if properly understand and defended.