Fr. Josiah Trenham
A deep look into the longer Orthodox and Catholic version of the precious Old Testament prophetical Book of Daniel, unlocking principles of godly integrity and virtue and providing guidance in the meaning of Daniel’s prophetic visions. Lectures on Chapters 1-6 focus on the marvelous character of the Prophet Daniel and the Three Holy Youths. Having established the integrity and virtue of Daniel, called several times in the text a "man of high esteem", lectures on Chapters 7-12 attempt to explain with patristic guidance the meaning of the stunning visions that Daniel has of the future of the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman Empires, as well as the coming of the Kingdom of God in the person of the mysterious "Son of Man." The eleventh and final lecture is dedicated to Chapters 13-14 which relate the stories of Susanna, Bel and the Dragon that are unfortunately not found in those English Bibles based on the Jewish Masoretic text.
Lecture 1: Living for God in Exile: Daniel as a Model Believer
Lecture 2: God's Stone and Mountain
Lecture 3: The Fiery Furnace
Lecture 4: King Nebuchadnezzar's Dream and Repentance
Lecture 5: The Writing on the Wall: The Fall of Babylon
Lecture 6: The Lion's Den
Lecture 7: The Vision of the Four Beasts
Lecture 8: The Vision of the Ram and the Goat
Lecture 9: Daniel's Prayer for Israel's Restoration
Lecture 10: The Last Great Vision of the Future
Lecture 11: Susanna, Bel and the Dragon
FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.