The meanings of the prophecies that God gave to Daniel have been debated for many years and used to promote premillennial theories. These prophecies actually foretell of events leading up to and including the first advent of Christ and the establishment of the church. There can be little doubt that these prophecies are difficult; however, we believe they can be understood in a reasonable manner by keeping them in their proper context. In this paper we will study all of the prophecies that deal with the first coming of Christ and the establishment of the church. We will also present some ideas for you to consider concerning some numbers used in the book that almost defy explanation. We hope you enjoy this much needed Bible study.