daniel response paper

daniel response paper - By: Jeff Shafran and Collin Thaw...

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By: Jeff Shafran and Collin Thaw The beginning of the Daniel narrative contains the collapse of the kingdom of Judea. Led by King Nebuchadnezzar the Babylonians conquered Jerusalem and the Judean King Jehoiakim. As a result King Nebuchadnezzar sends bright young Israelites to his royal palace to be taught literature and religion. Among the Israelites sent is Daniel whose dedication to God is revealed when he refuses to eat the royal portions and instead eats only vegetables and drinks only water. One year into Daniel's tenure in Babylon King Nebuchadnezzar has a dream. King Nebuchadnezzar demands his wise men to not only interpret the dream but to detail the dream itself. The wise men, or Chaldean’s, are unable to do so stating, “The thing that the king is asking is too difficult, and no one can reveal it to the king except the gods”(Daniel 2:11). When Daniel hears of the kings troubles he immediately prays to God to reveal to him both the dream and the interpretation and God answers his prayers. Daniel then appears before King Nebuchadnezzar and tells the king his dream and the interpretation, giving credit not to himself but to God. As a result King Nebuchadnezzar appoints Daniel as ruler over the province of Babylon.
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