What is the message in Daniel 2?

What is the message in Daniel 2?

The overall theme of the Book of Daniel is God’s sovereignty over history, and the theme of the tales in chapters 1–6 is that God is sovereign over all earthly kings. In Daniel 2 these two merge, and the claim of God’s sovereignty extends beyond the immediate story to take in all of history.

Why did Daniel get put in the lions den?

During the captivity of the Jews (see also Jews) in Babylon (see also Babylon), in the sixth century b.c., the prophet Daniel continued to pray to his God against the express command of the king. As a result, Daniel was thrown into a lions’ den to be devoured.

Where is Nebuchadnezzar statue now?

A one-of-a-kind statue made a stop in Berrien County, as part of a country tour. The great image statue is a 36-foot replica of an ancient dream of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon. He saw the future as only God can reveal it.

Why was Daniel written in the Bible?

Supposedly, the purpose for writing Daniel at that time was to inspire God’s people on to victory during the Maccabean wars. i. The first recorded suggestion for a Maccabean date for Daniel was by the Neoplatonic philosopher Porphyrius of Tyre (third century A.D.).

What is the meaning of Daniel 2 32?

“The word translated “belly” ( Daniel 2: 32) is plural; and it expresses along with the two thighs the idea of four-foldness!” [18] This points squarely to the Alexandrian Empire, because, upon the death of Alexander, the empire was promptly divided among the four generals of Alexander’s army.

What happened to Daniel in the second year of his reign?

Some read it, and in the second year, (the second after Daniel and his fellows stood before the king), in the kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar, or in his reign, this happened; as Joseph, in the second year after his skill in dreams, showed and expounded Pharaoh’s, so Daniel, in the second year after he commenced master in that art, did this service.

What was Daniel’s decision to be faithful?

(8) Daniel’s decision to be faithful. 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; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. a.