Ancient News

The book of Daniel has fascinated readers for thousands of years. Its dramatic stories, visions and prophecies have both amazed and puzzled those who have sought to understand them. Many are confused or even intimidated by the book of Daniel, thinking it is too complicated to be understood. That’s a real pity because the truths in Daniel’s story have the power to transform our lives today. Not only that, the prophecies in Daniel predicted both things that have come to pass and events yet to come. They can tell us what to expect in the future.

This series of Ancient News Broadcasts from Adventist World Radio acts as a guide to understanding these ancient writings. They bring to life the book of Daniel through a succession of 30 BBC-style radio episodes. The idea is to tell the story of this Hebrew-captive-turned-Babylonian-statesman in a month through short, daily news bulletins.

Each Ancient News Broadcast episode features a studio-based announcer as well as a Babylon correspondent who reports from the field, describing events as though they are taking place in real time. Each turn of the biblical narrative of Daniel is brought to life as the episodes progress.

The news format helps the listener imagine the events, prophecies and wisdom shared in the book of Daniel in a different light. It breaks down complex stories and ideas into bite-sized chunks so they are easier to relate to and comprehend. Every effort has been made to remain true to the original biblical narrative while bringing the book to life through this unique format.

This series was designed to be shared far and wide. The audio files allow for phone evangelism and can easily be sent to friends. They can be posted to social media pages, WhatsApp groups and other chat or group messaging services. Each episode is only a minute or two long so you can listen to one a day on your way to work or curl up for a listening binge when you have more time.

The radio broadcast episodes were created to spark an interest in the Bible narrative of Daniel’s life and compel the listener to dig deeper. There’s an invite at the end of every episode to do just that by signing up for a Bible study which will go into more depth on the lessons and prophecies of the book of Daniel.

Here’s the link to listen to the entire series so you can share with family and friends. You can also hear individual episodes if you prefer.

Adventist World Radio is the international radio ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The service harnesses the power of radio to fulfil the Adventist Promise of helping people understand the Bible to find freedom, healing and hope in Jesus. The goal of AWR is to broadcast to the hardest-to-reach people groups despite political, geographic or other boundaries. Radio is perfectly positioned to transcend these barriers to share life-changing messages with the world.

News Bulletin 01 – Exiles

Neo-Babylonian forces, led by King Nebuchadnezzar, arrived in Jerusalem the capital of the Kingdom o…

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News Bulletin 02 – Diet

Jerusalem’s exiled young elite arrived in magnificent Babylon after a two-month-long march. Ki…

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News Bulletin 03 – King’s Statue Dream

King Nebuchadnezzar stunned Babylon today by ordering the execution of every member of his advisory…

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News Bulletin 04 – Daniel Interprets Statue Dream

In an unprecedented turn of events, King Nebuchadnezzar reversed his decision to execute his advisor…

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News Bulletin 05 – Daniel Graduates

Three years after their hometown of Jerusalem was attacked and they were exiled to Babylon, D-Day ca…

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News Bulletin 06 – Fiery Furnace

King Nebuchadnezzar commanded all seven classifications of Babylonian governmental officials to bow…

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News Bulletin 07 – Psychosis

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” These words may hav…

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News Bulletin 08 – Belshazzar

Once a larger-than-life figure on the world stage, the late King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon is now a…

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News Bulletin 09 – The Writing on the Wall

Babylonian power seems to have been hanging precariously in the balance while Viceroy, Belshazzar, N…

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News Bulletin 10 – Exposé on Darius

Cyrus of Persia, who put Darius the Mede on the throne, seems to have a more respectful policy to re…

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News Bulletin 11 – Plot Against Daniel

A plot against Daniel’s life was uncovered in the Medo-Persian courts of the city of Babylon.…

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News Bulletin 12 – Daniel in the Lion’s Den

The new law that required everyone to pray to only Darius for the next 30 days. This was obviously p…

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News Bulletin 13 – Daniel Survives the Lions

The unthinkable happened this day in history, as the widely-respected Hebrew statesman, Daniel, was…

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News Bulletin 15 – Vision 1 – Overview

While Medo-Persia is still processing the death of long-term statesman, Daniel, reports have indicat…

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News Bulletin 14 – Daniel Dies

Daniel, the highly-respected statesman who, over a lifetime, went from Hebrew captive to major influ…

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News Bulletin 16 – Vision 1 – Lion

As mentioned in our previous episode, certain prophetic writings of the late Daniel were discovered…

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News Bulletin 17 – Vision 1 – Bear

Today we shine a light on some of the details of the late statesman Daniel’s dream that we wer…

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News Bulletin 18 – Vision 1 – Leopard

The deceased statesman Daniel’s dream was dominated by four beasts, the first two of which wer…

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News Bulletin 19 – Vision 1 – Fourth Beast

We are digging deeper into the late statesman, Daniel’s writings that describe a dream he had.…

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News Bulletin 20 – Vision 1 – Little Horn

We mentioned the little horn in the late statesman, Daniel’s dream in our last broadcast. In c…

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News Bulletin 21 – Vision 2 – Overview & Ram

As we progress through the writings of the late statesman and dream specialist, Daniel, we notice a…

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Nebuchadnezzar vision of statue ancient Bible prophecy

News Bulletin 22 – Vision 2 – Goat

In our last broadcast, we learned of a combative ram that takes center stage at the start of a visio…

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News Bulletin 23 – Cleansing of the Sanctuary

Our broadcast today looks at a part of the late statesman Daniel’s current vision under study,…

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News Bulletin 24 – Daniel’s Prayer

Our broadcast today looks at the reaction of the late statesman Daniel to the vision we are currentl…

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News Bulletin 25 – 70 Weeks

In writings discovered after his death, the statesman Daniel claimed to have been visited by an ange…

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News Bulletin 26 – Next vision…Behind the Scenes

From writings discovered after his death, it appears that God was not done with giving messages in v…

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News Bulletin 27 – North & South Conflict

Today, we continue to discuss the vision the statesman, Daniel, had, toward the end of his life. In…

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News Bulletin 28 – Vision 3 – North & South Overview

It is clear from the writings of late statesman Daniel that even he, an expert on symbolism and imag…

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News Bulletin 29 – Vision 3 – Date Details

In today’s broadcast, we drill deeper into some key dates that the late Daniel was shown in th…

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News Bulletin 30 – Daniel’s Relationship to God

We have come to the end of the late Daniel’s writings. We assume he rested in death shortly af…

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