The Profound Message Behind Daniel’s Visions and Interpretations

ChurchLeaders | 11/8/2018 | Staff
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A new video by the Bible Project gives insight into the vision-rich book of Daniel.

Set right after Babylon’s first attack on Jerusalem, Daniel focuses on four exiles from the royal family of David: Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

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Book was written in two languages: Chapters 1 and 8-12 are in Hebrew, while chapters 2-7 are in Aramaic, which is a language similar to Hebrew.

Shows the pressure Daniel and his friends feel to give up their Jewish identity by living and eating like the Babylonians do. God is faithful to the friends, who choose not to compromise.

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The King of Babylon has a dream that only Daniel is able to interpret.

Tells the story of the fiery furnace—the King of Babylon acknowledges the sovereignty of Israel’s God.

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We are told of two Babylonian kings: Nebuchadnezzar and his son Belshazzar, who are filled with pride. Both kings have a dream that warns them of God’s impending anger at their pride. Daniel again accurately interprets the dreams and passes on God’s warning.

Tells the story of Daniel in the lion’s...
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