We introduce the major figures of the post-exile before we jump into studying the prophets of the post-exile (Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi).
This class is an overview of Israel’s history, with a focus on the return from the Babylonian exile. From here, we will move into the postexilic prophets, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
Most of the chapters of Daniel are self-contained (i.e., Daniel 1 tells a story, Daniel 2 tells a different story, Daniel 3 tells yet another story, etc.). Chapters 10-12 are different in that they tell of the same vision, the longest in the Book of Daniel. Chapter 10 introduces the vision and the enigmatic “man in linen” who delivers and explains it to Daniel. Chapter 11 contains the vision itself. Chapter 12 draws some conclusions and exhortations from the vision and ends with Daniel’s debriefing.