This lesson is the first in a series of inductive studies on the book of Daniel. The purpose of this series is two fold. The first goal of this study is to discover, learn, and apply the wonderful truths found in the book of Daniel to the glory of God. The second goal is to model, by example and instruction, what it means to prepare and teach an inductive Bible study. An inductive Bible study is a Bible study that attempts to examine the text of Scripture and assemble the many truths and observations into general truths or principles. Induction is the process of reasoning from particular observations to general conclusions. It is the opposite of deduction, which is to reason from general truths to particulars.