Daniel chapter 3 commentary northwest college of the bible. Daniel is a book of a number of astounding miracles. Made an image perhaps he did this, that he might seem no ways inclined to the jews, or their religion, whereof the chaldeans might be jealous, seeing he had owned their god to be greatest, and had preferred daniel and his friends to great honours. In approximately the year 605 bc jerusalem is besieged by king nebuchadnezzar of babylon. The miracle brought deep convictions on nebuchadnezzar. Daniel 3 provides an example of not only the conditions that existed during the days of daniel, but also a typology of what will happen to the saints of god during the tribulation. If you plan to quote the sda bible commentary as an authority, please do justice to the original context.
Between the vision of nebuchadnezzar in the second chapter and that of daniel in the seventh, four narratives of daniels and his friends personal history are introduced. Nebuchadnezzars dream of a tree king nebuchadnezzar, to the nations and peoples of every language, who live in all the earth. The stories deal with prayer, faith and character qualities that prepare us for the coming of the lord. The book of daniel and the nature of biblical truth duration. To bind what did he think these three men would have refused. Daniel 3 1 king nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, ninety feet high and nine feet wide, and set it up on the plain of dura in the province of babylon.
Why then would he build a huge gold statue of himself and order that it be worshiped. Daniel 3, new living translation nlt the bible app. Bible study on daniel chapter 3 the fiery furnace handout. Sep 16, 2012 the book of daniel chapter 3 duration. Daniel refused to do anything that would, in anyones mind, think he was denying god. Daniel 4 niv nebuchadnezzars dream of a tree bible. The fiery furnace nebuchadnezzar was so impressed by the image in his dream that he decided to build on like it for himself.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Functionally, theyre sort of like superheroes in comic books. The signs and wonders that the most high god has worked for me i am pleased to recount. Nebuchadnezzar dreams of a great tree that shelters the whole world, but in his dream an angelic watcher appears and decrees that the tree must be cut down and that. The dream which nearly became a nightmare daniel 2. Daniel 3 daniel 1 in the third year of a the reign of jehoiakim king of judah, nebuchadnezzar king of babylon came to jerusalem and besieged it. One thought on daniel chapter 3 daniel march 14, 2017 at 9. Daniel 3 king nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, whose. But instead of gold, silver, bronze, iron, and clay as in the dream. In chapter 3, he learned that the god of israel was also the deliverer of his people. Home ecourses the book of daniel ecourse daniel chapter 3 lesson quiz. Daniel chapter 3 is a well known and well loved chapter in the bible. Home ecourses the book of daniel ecourse daniel chapter 3 lesson quiz daniel chapter 3 lesson please login to save you quiz you can move back and forth between the quiz and the lesson to perfect your selection of answers.
Daniel chapter 3 commentary verse by verse daniel bible study. Daniel 3 king nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold. Please login to save you quiz you can move back and forth between the quiz and the lesson to perfect your selection of answers. A commentary on the book of daniel by cooper abrams. The book of daniel and the nature of biblical truth. God had shown himself to nebuchadnezzar earlier through.
Dec 11, 2011 at the end of chapter 2 there was a show of humility he falls on his face but something is already out of joint when his worship is directed to daniel, not to god 2. Daniel gains renown as an interpreter of dreams and receives a series of apocalyptic visions. Part of the reason for this confusion is that the book of daniels got a bit of a split personality. The book of daniel a study guide executable outlines. Daniel and the hebrew boys taken captive to babylon. This study guide consists of approximately 25 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of daniels story. Daniel chapter 5 kjv king james version the holy spirit spoke through daniel. Nebuchadnezzar erects an image and demands everyone worship it. They were probably first composed in hebrew or aramaic, but are no longer extant in the original language.
Daniel 4 niv nebuchadnezzars dream of a tree bible gateway. The latter advances from mere selfglorification, in the fourth chapter, to open opposition to god in the fifth. He set it up in the plain of dura, in the province of babylon. For a more detailed treatment, you are invited to look over my sermon outlines on daniel. He had such an impact on the community, and was a core part of our church in all ways. As educated youths of noble heritage, in whom was no blemish, but wellfavored, and skillful in all wisdom, and. The first part chapters 16 is all courtly legendsreal sockittoem celebrations of daniel and pals as they outwit babylonian and persian kings and stand up for their faith. Daniel 3 commentary commentary critical and explanatory.
The book of daniel chapter three nebuchadnezzar builds a large image of gold, demanding all to worship it 17. Daniel 3 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. If the king learned in daniel 2 that the god of israel is the giver of wisdom and revelation, he will learn from chapter 3 that he is also the god who delivers his people. Daniel 4 nrsv nebuchadnezzars second dream bible gateway. Daniel chapter 3 nebuchadnezzars image pastor tom luitwieler 09062015. Book of daniel chapter 3 bible study when things get hot. Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. The prophet daniel lived in the sixth century before the birth of jesus. Next chapter of daniel the book of daniel, chapter 3 we hope that you find the content of the book of daniel, chapter 3 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of. From a statue in a horrifying dream, we move to a statue of the kings own making 3. Now, at the beginning of chapter 3 others must bow 3.
We also meet three men who are truly profiles in courage. Bible study of daniel chapter 3 looks at daniels three friends who refused to worship the huge gold statue of nebuchadnezzar and being thrown into the fiery furnace. While it may be selfevident that god is at the center of the book, our actual interpretive practice is to slip into an emphasis on our conduct. Next chapter of daniel the book of daniel, chapter 3 we hope that you find the content of the book of daniel, chapter 3 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of this chapter. Chapters and 14, which are not included in all versions of the book of daniel, are included in this summary. One of the central themes of this book is the absolute sovereignty of god and his love for his people. Daniel 3 in the close of the foregoing chapter we left daniel s companions, shadrach, meshach, and abednego, in honour and power, princes of the provinces, and preferred for their relation to the god of israel and the interest they had in him. Daniel 4 new revised standard version nrsv nebuchadnezzars second dream. In this chapter, we discover what it means to take a stand for the lord and to refuse to compromise with the gods of this world. And he brought them to c the land of shinar, to the house of his god, d and placed the vessels in the. At the end of chapter 2 there was a show of humility he falls on his face but something is already out of joint when his worship is directed to daniel, not to god 2. Bread he ate, for animantis cuiusque vita in fuga est, life will fail if not maintained by food, but coarse bread panem cibarium, atrum, et siligineum, and no more of. All right, in daniel chapter 3, heres nebuchadnezzar putting up his image to worship himself verse 3. Daniel 3 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole.
Daniel chapter 3 is a well known and well loved chapter. About a hundred years ago, a man of god thus wrote in his diary. It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the most high god has performed for me. Proud men are still ready to say, as nebuchadnezzar, who is the lord, that i should fear his power. Daniel 3 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width six cubits. He ends up taking back the cream of the crop, the most elite and noble israelites, to serve at his court in babylon. In the close of the foregoing chapter we left daniels companions, shadrach, meshach, and abednego, in honour and power, princes of the provinces, and preferred for their relation to the god of israel and the interest they had in him.
Why daniel does not object is unknown, as is daniel s whereabouts in chapter 3. Daniel 4, the madness of nebuchadnezzar the fourth chapter of the bibles book of daniel tells how king nebuchadnezzar learns the lesson of gods sovereignty, who is able to bring low those who walk in pride. He died young, a firm and true believer, but left three kids and a widow behind. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his sovereignty is from generation to generation. Daniel 3 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. In chapter 3, nebuchadnezzar acts on the basis of the revelation given to him in chapter 2, but in a way that is inconsistent with the message of his dream. Daniel 1 the first chapter of the book of daniel tells how daniel and his three companions were among captives taken by nebuchadnezzar ii from jerusalem to babylon to be trained in babylonian wisdom. Leaders guide daniel chapter 3 the fiery furnace 1. Daniel 3 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity.
Chapter 3 of daniel god the priest savior or redeemer. Nebuchadnezzar dreams of a great tree that shelters the whole world, but in his dream an angelic watcher appears and decrees that. The matter is put into a little compass, turn, or burn. Nebuchadnezzars second dream king nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations, and languages that live throughout the earth. It is used in week 1 sunday morning prayer of the divine office, and repeated for each solemnity and other high feast days.
Daniel 3 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. David guzik commentary on daniel 3, where daniel and his friends get send into. Sep 12, 2015 daniel chapter 3 nebuchadnezzars image pastor tom luitwieler 09062015. Book of daniel bible study commentary chapter 3 daniel chapter 3. Why daniel does not object is unknown, as is daniels whereabouts in chapter 3. Study the bible online using commentary on daniel 3 and more. The book of daniel chapter four the humbling of nebuchadnezzar. This is the canticle from the book of daniel used as the canticle of thanksgiving by the church. I was enabled to persevere in prayer till i saw so much need of divine help, that i knew not how to leave off, and had forgot i needed food. Daniel 3 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on the. Daniel certainly knew of jeremiahs prophecies about the destruction and restoration of israel. These boys were to be, children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skillful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in.
But no abiding change then took place in his conduct. Or that their god would defend them from his power, or that if he had, his mighty men could have prevailed. The focus of these writings in daniel now shifts dramatically, and is marked by a change in original language, from the aramaic of babylon, back to the hebrew of daniels boyhood. Or perhaps they were already common when the events of this chapter happened. This is the only chapter in the book of daniel where daniel is not even mentioned. He who preserved these pious jews in the fiery furnace, is able to uphold us in the hour of temptation, and to keep us from falling into sin. And, youll notice in chapter 3, shadrach, meshach, and abednego are the only ones who get into hot water or a hot furnace. The prophecies in daniel reveal the epics of history just before the coming of jesus. Handout sheet daniel chapter 3 the fiery furnace 1. Yet they are saved by god 825, prompting king nebuchadnezzar to praise their god as the most high 2630. Daniel 3 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Read this daniel chapter 3 commentary with verse by verse comments by jerry robinson. Daniel 3, new international version niv the bible app.
Daniel 3 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary provides notes on all 66 books of the bible, and contain more. This book of daniel bible study is brought to you by true riches. Daniel chapter 3 sermon by bruce shields, daniel 3. The story recounts how daniel and his companions are taken captive from judea and trained as oracles for the king of babylon.336 1152 13 330 763 1521 1408 484 604 597 1536 710 344 47 1442 595 637 1484 560 1071 499 338 721 406 1187 716 246 1431 187 965 1343 247 1305 37 1316 546 805 1211 1248 929 1383 58 89