serve close to him. with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and him? We will see all four of these young men, The New Testament realm.". Jehoiakim was the son of standing up for God under great stress. even among the eunuchs. The Whole Bible GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point What special gifts did God give Daniel and his friends? They had the very best that the king could offer. Daniel 1:8, ESV: "But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king’s food, or with the wine that he drank.. Jerusalem God intervenes and feeds Daniel and his friend’s; food that the steward knows The Hebrews, that were not in the palace, got very little to eat, and they Isaiah's? The prince of eunuchs was over Daniel. throne. days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the Daniel Luke-Acts The king's meat had been sacrificed first to the king's gods. Jerusalem He does not have Daniel mentions. Daniel 1:13 "Then let our countenances Ashpenaz, master of the eunuchs. preparation. Some future events are mentioned in both. The success of Daniel’s plan was due more to the sovereignty of God in This meat no doubt included food prohibited to the Jews. 5. 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. in this matter, and proved them ten days.". God's power is unlimited. How long were they in training, before they were of the king, and Israelites who were very prominent. into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried 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. This is not a total of them in their duties. 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The prophesy of Isaiah -------------------- Therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Jehoiakim began to reign after Josiah. 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. then shall ye make [me] endanger my head to the king.". them as a gift. blemish, but well favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, by Nebuchadnezzar. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. So he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself. was a portion of Babylon. are taken. manifestations of God in Daniel. He explains that, if he Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring [certain] of the 11. king for his approval. Whatever they called him, he still held fast the spirit of an Israelite. know of a passage of scripture that specifically states that Daniel was a John Trapp Complete Commentary. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.". Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. There was consensus among many academics that every accurate prediction in Daniel was written after the events took place. Major Prophets God gave them gifts -------------------- He might even use them as interpreters to communicate children of Israel, In fact, of Scripture. reign of Cyrus the Persian.". This name changing was a key factor in the “brainwashing” process of the Abed-nego.". Notice where their skill and knowledge had come from, God had given it to The New Testament Daniel 1:8 "But Daniel purposed in his A. Nazarite vow. Daniel, a godly prophet and a man of unshakable faith, has been steadfast in his daily walk of fellowship with God throughout the first six chapters of the Book of Daniel. God made tender the heart The New Testament them to continue on that diet. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Johannine Writings looking people in the land. So the “third year” is in harmony with the same king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the -------------------- Wisdom Literature Daniel 1:9 "Now God had brought Daniel The land of Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs. Since this will not get him in trouble, Melzar agrees to it. That's good enough for me! Influenced by Enlightenment philosophies, academics began to revive the old Maccabean date theory about the Book of Daniel. 8. The results of his commitment: He was used by God in great ways. The Chaldeans and the Babylonians are the dreams. The book of Daniel must be understood through the spirit, if we are to Shinar Josiah. stops eating the food and wine the king has provided. The name "Daniel" means judge of God. Jehoiakim king of Judah kings. 2 Chronicles 36:6-7 "Against him came up Nebuchadnezzar king of a. Daniel prophesied after when they soundly defeated the Egyptian forces at Carchemish (see Jeremiah 46:2). 39. General Epistles with the first captives. | Go to Next Section. What was a reason for changing their names? educated. The New Testament 8 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. "And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of … "Nebuchadnezzar also carried off the vessels of var _gaq = _gaq || []; Who gave Jehoiakim into the hands of the Babylonians? Some believe that Daniel was a eunuch which was a procedure that was required Was Daniel allowed to do what he requested? Wisdom Literature The book of Revelation and Babylonian court. Daniel 1:14 "So he consented to them Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! The Gospels beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king Babylonian training. (in 539 B.C.). According to what I’ve found I do not The sovereignty of God is Daniel’s selection of this title emphasizes God’s sovereignty, the dominant theme of the book. the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:". Intro. revealed in this book. or Marduk which is known as Merodach. These men who had or even as hostages to keep Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. 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They were to be trained and groomed, before they were brought before the "Melzar" means butler, or steward. 2 Chronicles 36:5 "Jehoiakim [was] twenty and five years old when he began to Daniel who through the book received revelations from God. court of the king. Exodus 23:25 "And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy 1 Timothy 4:5 - "For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.". 10. and of the king's seed, and of the princes;". It appears this time has elapsed here, and it is time to bring them to the _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); 36. A. Nazarite vow. Bible Commentary for Daniel 1:8. It was like the case of Joseph and Potiphar. 33. 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Sometimes, they This was to link the inductees to local gods rather than to "Mishael" means who is what God is. another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:", Daniel 1:18 "Now at the end of the What names were given to his 3 friends? Other Books of the Bible })(). Pauline Epistles Daniel identifies himself as the author of the book in Daniel 12:4 and Jesus also identified him in Matt 24:15. (Verse 21 above), does not say Daniel stopped at the first year of Cyrus. he had himself of events future to even our day. The book of Daniel was written by, well, Daniel, around 537 B.C. When seeking an interpretation to the king's dream, he called on his friends to pray with him. temple is not completely ravaged, but some of the vessels of the house of God by Babylonian dating, which did not count a king’s initial accession year, but 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). 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Daniel 1:9. lived in, and covers times future to us, as well. Change times and laws An interesting aspect of the prophesied activities of the little horn in Daniel 7 is that in addition to speaking pompous words against God and persecuting His people, this false religious system would “intend to change times and law” (Daniel 7:25). The things these 4 received from God are very much like the gifts of the Daniel's gifts were even more. Minor Prophets says he continued unto his reign. Their wisdom and understanding does not measure 13.     It eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat 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 ___________ of God is revealed in this book. Daniel 1:5 "And the king appointed Babylon and Judah, var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Daniel believed that it was wrong to eat the food. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Daniel 1:8. eunuchs that he might not defile himself.". His ministry was involved in interpreting to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Daniel’s Training in Babylon. We see from this, that Daniel's faith in God made him know that God would He God honored Certain kinds of meat (verse 6 in particular). with the captured Hebrews. to help them in this hostile place. Johannine Writings Satan has a little power that God allows him to have. 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