The Book Of Daniel ( Summary )

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Chase Jones Theology P.6 December 1, 2016 The Book of Daniel (Summary) Chapters 1-2, 4-6 1 In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. God let King Jehoiakim of Judah fall into his power. Then the king commanded his palace master Ashpenaz to bring in some Israelites of the royal family and of nobility, young men without physical defect and handsome, versed in every branch of wisdom, endowed with knowledge and insight, and competent to serve in the king’s palace. They were to be educated for three years, so that at the end of that time they could be put in the king’s court. Among them were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, from the tribe of Judah. The palace master gave them different names: Daniel he called Belteshazzar, Hananiah he called Shadrach, Mishael he called Meshach , and Azariah he called Abednego. To these four young men God gave knowledge and skill in every aspect of literature and wisdom; Daniel also had insight into all visions and dreams. Among all the young men, no one was found to compare with Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they were stationed in the king’s court. In every matter of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom. And Daniel continued there until the first year of King Cyrus. 2 In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign,
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