God is evident

"....that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them...." Romans 1:19 NASB®

Getting started in your study of Daniel

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Before you begin, obtain the following items:

  • Notebook (3 ring) – for storing materials.  A 3-hole punch will also be useful.
  • Notebook paper – for taking notes.  (I actually prefer an engineering note pad, probably because I am a physicist, and I like drawing little diagrams and charts.  I also do a lot on the computer, so I print things out and punch holes in that so I can put them in my notebook.  Feel free to be creative in the way you take notes.  This is your study.  Do things that help you to learn.)
  • A Study Bible – this is a Bible Study.  For Bible study, I prefer the New American Standard Version of the Bible (NASB).  Most of my quotes will be taken from the NASB.  I like this version because the translators took extreme pains in providing an accurate translation from the original Greek and Hebrew (and in a few cases Aramaic) languages.  NOTE –
    • A good Study Bible using the NASB is the New Inductive Study Bible.  This can be purchased through ChristianBooks.com or at many book stores.
    • NASB Bibles are also available from the Lockman foundation.
    • If English is not your primary or native language, you should try to purchase a Bible in your native language.  Many languages are available through Bible Societies like the American Bible Society and the United Bible Societies  If you have problems, feel free to email me and I will see if I can help or point you in the right direction.
  • Scripture Worksheets – these are copies of a large portion of Scripture printed out onto loose leaf paper so that you can mark them up with highlighters and colored pens, write notes on them, draw all over them, and then keep them in your notebook.  I will be providing “Scripture Worksheets” in the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible so that I can avoid copyright infringement.  If I can get permission in the future, I will put the NASB on also.  NOTE –

    Note - You can generate your own Scripture Worksheets. You can generate your own Scripture Worksheets from many other versions of the Bible and even in many other languages through an online tool called The Unbound Bible.  It will take a little bit of work on your part, but to do this follow these steps:

    • Step 1 – Choose the version:  ie – English: New American Standard Bible (or your language and version).
    • Step 2 – Plug in the book, chapter, and verses you want: ie – Daniel 1:1 through 1:21.
    • Step 3 – Hit the search button.  It will then give you a screen with that chapter on it.
    • Step 4 – Copy and paste the chapter into Word or some other word processing program.  You can adjust margins, etc. any way you would like.  You now have a Scripture Worksheet for that chapter.  You will want to do this for each chapter in Daniel as well as for other portions of Scripture that I will be referring you to.

    Instead of using my Scripture Worksheets, you may prefer to buy an inexpensive Bible (in addition to the above study Bible) and use it as your Scripture Worksheets.  NASB or other versions of the Bible are available in paperback for a few dollars and would be useful for this.  Again, if English is not your native language, you should try to purchase a Bible translated into your native language.

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