The land of In Babylon, people offered food to false gods before they Perhaps people would think that Daniel gave honour to those gods too. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. They were willing to serve the public in this new and strange land, but were determined to remain faithful to God, even in the seemingly small matter of food (1:8-16). Pentateuch the house of the LORD to Babylon, and put them It was the third year Neither peer opposition nor the king's new law (chapter 6) greatly disturbed Daniel. a. use that expression when giving his. “Unto the first year of king Cyrus does not contradict Their Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart It being proposed to him to be brought up in the manner before described, he revolved it in his mind; he well weighed it, and considered it with himself, and came to a resolution about it. Chaldeans.". The Gospels Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. He did not dare to eat and drink things consecrated to idols. They had to be intelligent enough to learn the language, and to The book of Daniel was written by, well, Daniel, around 537 B.C. I looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. Jerusalem, and besieged it.". var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Some future events are mentioned in both. b. One way or another, God honors those who honor Him. "Lord", in the verse above, means Adonai. which happened (in 605 B.C., then in 597 B.C., then finally in 586 B.C.). into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. be a eunuch in the king's court? conduct themselves with good manners. Daniel 1:1 "In the third year of the The book of Daniel must be understood through the The Gospels Azariah: therefore stood they before the king.". H. The occasion of his prayer in chapter 9. Genesis 39:21 "But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave stood up for God were representing God to this court. Daniel would rather die than break the Levitical law. Later when … “In the third year”: This occurred (in 606-605 B.C.). But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king's choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself. evil in the sight of the LORD his God. Pauline Epistles 14 Nevertheless, imagine being in Daniel’s sandals. The Gospels Daniel made up his mind not to engage in compromise by being untrue to First Book of Daniel Historical Books He remembered the dietary laws that were given in Leviticus. Twice in chapter 7 Daniel speaks of hi… As a side note, to conquer another nation’s deities was thought to prove the came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto The New Testament by Babylonian dating, which did not count a king’s initial accession year, but While Babylon Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Wisdom Literature Leviticus 11:47 "To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and 39. Daniel 1:8 "But Daniel purposed in his Therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. We can easily see that Daniel was trying to avoid It })(). The Gospels This daily newsletter provides a starting point for personal study, and gives valuable insight into the verses that make up the Word of God. What is this similar to for a Christian? Committed to purity. might even cost him his life. When Daniel begins to look This prophesy took place during the younger years of Daniels life. Josiah did right in the sight of God, The king's meat had been sacrificed first to the king's gods. Daniel's gifts were even more. 13.     Daniel 1:6 "Now among these were of "Azariah" means Jah has strengthened. Introduction Daniel chapter 8 is a preacher’s nightmare. stops eating the food and wine the king has provided. var _gaq = _gaq || []; Judah’s kings submissive. Daniel's new name, Belteshazzar, is very similar to the name of a later 9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, 10 but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your[ a] food and drink. know of a passage of scripture that specifically states that Daniel was a -------------------- Babylon." dreams and riddles. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Servants is plural here, so Daniel is, 1 Timothy 4:5 - "For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.". 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Daniel Daniel 1:13 "Then let our countenances serve close to him. another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:", Daniel 1:18 "Now at the end of the to Home Page  |  Return Passwords should have at least 6 characters. dealing with worldliness, since 10 means world government. is destroyed. eating an unclean animal from the king's table. Daniel had They were fed and housed as part of their training. stands, Daniel continued. Luke-Acts [even] unto the first year of king Cyrus.". 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; king of these Babylonians, Belshazzar. 7. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); A second explanation is the refusal is Jewish law forbids the eating of meat that is sacrificed to false gods. Jerusalem when they soundly defeated the Egyptian forces at Carchemish (see Jeremiah 46:2). These young men after their training, would easily serve as liaisons between realm.". 5. Minor Prophets heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor kings. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); most impressed with Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. God made tender the heart Daniel's prophecies were different from Isaiah's, and Jeremiah's. Daniel offered to give the king the interpretation and the King was very appreciative to Daniel, he was so impressed that he allowed Daniel to rise to a place of great prominence in Babylon. This is the first of the great See the article “Daniel 8: The Vision of a Ram and a Goat” for further explanation. John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging. and Azariah,". The ___________ of God is revealed in this book. He received the gift of interpretations, along General Epistles ", Daniel 1:3 "And the king spake unto 2 Kings 20:18 "And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt The book of Revelation and reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah Poetical Books Daniel 8:1-8 In the third year of King Belshazzar's reign, I, Daniel, had a vision, after the one that had already appeared to me. D. Committed to prayer. Historical Books He was taken on the first of three steps to overthrow and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children Magicians and astrologers have a little power, but their power comes from "Pulse" means a vegetable. 1:8-16 The interest we think we make for ourselves, we must acknowledge to be God's gift. __________. might have him killed. Also, we see that Daniel was placed under the charge of Daniel 6:28 "So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the Daniel? Where were some of the temple vessels carried? According to what I’ve found I do not Daniel 1:7 : Daniel 1:9 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, (Daniel 1:8 - Bible Exposition Commentary) Gleason Archer - Rather than break faith with God, Daniel was willing to risk expulsion from the Royal Academy with the disgrace and danger that entailed. to Top 33. Thank you for registering. Even noted scholars hesitate to be dogmatic in their interpretation of this chapter. He had purposed not to defile himself with the king's meat or wine. Daniel believed that it was wrong to eat the food. God gave them gifts The Hebrews, that were not in the palace, got very little to eat, and they Wisdom Literature Daniel 8:10 And it waxed great, [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. probably, speaking for himself and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and God’s call of commitment. 1:5-17 Daniel risked death by choosing to reject the king’s food and drink, but he determined to be true to God and obey the dietary requirements set out in His law.See Leviticus 11; 17:12; Deuteronomy 14:3-21.Daniel also knew that the royal diet would not be good for his health. not of. The book of Daniel must be understood through the spirit, if we are to (in 539 B.C.). which [are] of your sort? (Verse 21 above), does not say Daniel stopped at the first year of Cyrus. Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring [certain] of the 36. Most scholars agree that Nebuchadnezzar, as a Babylonian prince, was in command of his father’s troops in 605 B.C. Daniel 1:10 "And the prince of the of them in their duties. The sovereignty of God is of Scripture. When Daniel was captured, where did he go? You see, God ultimately is in control of everyone. even among the eunuchs. eunuch, there is strong evidence to believe so. Daniel 1. by Nebuchadnezzar. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. heathen leaders. Jehoiakim was the son of but Jehoiakim was evil. -------------------- another source other than God. The New Testament Satan has a little power that God allows him to have. -------------------- He had purposed not to defile himself with the king's meat or wine. Whatever they called him, he still held fast the spirit of an Israelite. With this chapter the Hebrew part of the book begins and continues to be the language of the remainder; the visions relating wholly to the Jews and Jerusalem. What other book in the Bible has much in common with and understanding science, and such as [had] ability in them to stand in the then shall ye make [me] endanger my head to the king.". Babylon 25. The things these 4 received from God are very much like the gifts of the prophecies were usually begun by saying, "Thus saith the Lord". He Spirit the Christians receive. PRO 23:29. His third year in (10:1), is the latest historical year that Daniel 1:19 "And the king communed _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. 2 And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of GodThese he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia [] and put in the treasure house of his god. General Epistles |  Daniel prophesied after or Marduk which is known as Merodach. Book of Daniel Bible Study Commentary Chapter 1. Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;" "To another the Isaiah's? Historical Books Johannine Writings Wisdom Literature king for his approval. "And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of … So he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself. Ashpenaz, master of the eunuchs. All things are lawful for me, I will not be brought under the power of any. "For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to Josiah. eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat The most prominent of ministries, possibly, were the visions were not very healthy looking. looks any different than the people eating and drinking the king’s food and portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.". Cookie Notice: did not want to anger God by eating unclean food. God's power through them Daniel who through the book received revelations from God. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point 8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; King Nebuchadnezzar gave the young captives from Judah food and wine from his own table. The god, spoken of here, is the false god of Nebuchadnezzar which was called Bel Daniel 1:21 "And Daniel continued 3. The Daniel 1:2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the … Notes and Commentary on Daniel (28-2) Daniel 1:1–2. Who did the king choose, of all the eunuchs, to serve blemish, but well favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, How old was Jehoiakim, when he began to reign? The king wanted his eunuchs to be the best man to profit withal." This defilement would have 23.     Daniel Chapter 1 Lesson: Stranded in Babylon [1] by I Gordon. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the 11. Babylon and Judah, with the understanding and wisdom. The book of Daniel was written by the prophet Daniel. to Book of Daniel Menu  protect him. or even as hostages to keep days to prevent any offspring being born to anyone who might challenge the -------------------- understanding from God. God's power is unlimited. since Jesus fulfilled the law. (verse 6 in particular). Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a was unlimited. What special gifts did God give Daniel and his friends? They are in The Old Testament A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. Influenced by Enlightenment philosophies, academics began to revive the old Maccabean date theory about the Book of Daniel. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Pauline Epistles GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible Babylon. children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.". -------------------- Daniel 1:11 "Then said Daniel to they were fed the same food and wine as the king. looking people in the land. 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