An expository treatment of the two major apocalyptic books of the Bible. The verse-by-verse study will be supplemented with historical, doctrinal and eschatological materials emphasizing the relationship of these two prophetic books.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The apocalyptic books of Daniel and Revelation provide mankind with the most detailed disclosure of coming prophetic events in the Bible. These books have captivated the attention of Bible students for centuries and continue to arouse keen interest from scholars and laymen alike. It is essential that students of Scripture understand the purpose and content of these two books. Accurate comprehension of these books is critical to the development of a biblical view of prophecy and the end times.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Summarize and discern the basic content of the books of Daniel and Revelation.
- Articulate and defend the conservative position pertaining to the date, audience, and authorship of each book.
- Utilize a literal hermeneutic as applied to the interpretation of Daniel and Revelation.
- Defend the pre-millennial view regarding the nature and timing of the millennial reign of Christ.
- Contrast the essential distinctions between Israel and the church, and relate how these distinctions are played out in the apocalyptic literature of the Bible.
- Assess the interpretive issues pertaining to each book.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.
Discussion Board Forums (4)
Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 4 Discussion Board Forums. Each Discussion Board Forum has 2 parts: the thread and the replies. The thread will be in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 400–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads or other replies made to classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–300 words. (MLO: A, C, F)
The student will complete 2 interpretive essay assignments. Each essay must be 1000–1500 words and will answer a specific, provided question. Each student will be provided with recommendations for additional reading resources for research. All sources must be cited through footnotes. Each paper must be completed in current Turabian format. (MLO: C, D, E, F)
The student will take 4 objective quizzes based on the Reading and Study material as well as general Bible content. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 true/false questions, and have a 30-minute time limit. (MLO: A, B, E, F)