Judgment Begins (Daniel #1)

1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim…

 

Reference King Years Reigned Dates BC
Acts 13:21 Saul 40 1095 – 1055
2 Samuel 5:4 David 40 1055 – 1015
1 Kings 6:1 Solomon 40 1015 – 975
2 Chronicles 12:13 Rehoboam 17 975 – 958
2 Chronicles 13:2 Abijah 3 958 – 955
2 Chronicles 16:13 Asa 41 955 – 914
2 Chronicles 20:31 Jehoshaphat 25 914 – 889
2 Chronicles 21:20 Jehoram 8 895 – 887*
2 Chronicles 22:2 Ahaziah 1 887 – 886
2 Chronicles 22:12, 23:1 Athaliah 7 886 – 879
2 Chronicles 24:1 Joash 40 879 – 839
2 Chronicles 25:1 Amaziah 29 839 – 810
2 Chronicles 26:3 Uzziah 52 810 – 758
2 Chronicles 27:1 Jotham 16 758 – 742
2 Chronicles 28:1 Ahaz 16 742 – 726
2 Chronicles 29:1 Hezekiah 29 726 – 697
2 Chronicles 33:1 Manasseh 55 697 – 642
2 Chronicles 33:21 Amon 2 642 – 640
2 Chronicles 34:1 Josiah 31 640 – 609
2 Chronicles 36:2 Johoahaz 3 months 609 – 609
2 Chronicles 36:5 Jehoiakim 11 609 – 598**
2 Chronicles 36:9 Jehoiachin 3 months 10 days 598 – 597
2 Chronicles 36:11 Zedekiah 11 597 – 586

 

* During the last 6 or 7 years of Jehoshaphat’s reign, Jehoram ruled over Judah. Notice that Jehoshaphat is called the King of Israel in 2 Chronicles 21:2.
** Nebuchadnezzar comes in the third year of Jehoiakim. Notice Daniel 1:1.  This makes 490 years to the day.

The Sabbath Years

  • Jerusalem is given over to Gentiles for the first time in 490 years.
  • Leviticus 25:3-4 seventh year rule – year of the Sabbath
    • a day and a year just like the sabbath
    • 6 days work, 7th day rest
    • 6 years work the land, 7th year rest the land
  • From Saul (1 Samuel 9:11-18) through Jehoiakim’s third year there are 70 sabbath years that the land has no rest.
  • 2 Chronicles 36:17-21 & Jeremiah 25:8-9, 11
  • That’s 70 x 7 – Matthew 18:22

Luke 21:24 times of the Gentiles – the nations that rule Jerusalem outlined by Daniel

Assyria

  • 5 Kings
    • 2 Kings 15:19-20 – Pul
    • 2 Kings 15:29, 16:5-9 – Tiglath Pileser
    • 2 Kings 17:1-5 – Shalmaneser
    • 2 Kings 18:13 – Sennacherib
    • 2 Kings 19:37 – Esarhaddon
  • Isaiah 10 (Iron), 36-38
  • Jonah
  • Nahum
  • Daniel 2:33, 40-41 – Iron – Psalm 2:8-9, Isaiah 10:5
    • Egypt – Deuteronomy 4:20, 1 Kings 8:51
  • Daniel 7:7-8, 19-20, 23-25 – 10 horned beast
  • Daniel 11 – King of the North and King of the South
    • 3 kings of the north Daniel 11:15, 19-21, Revelation 17:10

Babylon

  • 2 Kings 24-25
  • 2 Chronicles 36:14-21
  • Isaiah 39
  • Jeremiah
  • Ezekiel
  • Daniel 2:32, 38 – Gold

Shinar

  • Genesis 10:10, Asshur, Babel
  • Zechariah 5:5-11 – seat of wickedness