History Literature / BookOfDaniel

15th Apr '18 6:47:04 PM snichols1973
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The Protestant canon version of Daniel is twelve chapters long. The Story of Susannah, The Idol Bel and the Dragon, and The Song Of The Three Children (which are deuterocanonical books) are all adapted from the Vulgate version of Daniel, which extended the chapter count to fourteen.

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The Protestant canon version of Daniel is twelve chapters long. The Story of Susannah, The Idol Bel and the Dragon, and The Song Of The Three Children (which are deuterocanonical books) books, also known as the Apocrypha) are all adapted from the Vulgate version of Daniel, which extended the chapter count to fourteen.


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** Daniel chapter 8 foretells of UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat 200 years in advance, with verses 7-8 referring to a male goat (symbolizing Greece) and a ram (ancient Persia and Media): "And I saw him[[note]]The male goat[[/note]] come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped down upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand. Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones out of the midst of heaven." In verses 21 and 22: "And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. Now that being broken, whereas four notable ones stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power." After his death, the Empire was divided in four amongst his generals into the kingdoms of the Ptolemies (Egypt), Seleucids (Persia and Mesopotamia, later Syria), Attalids (Turkey), and the Antigonids (Macedonia and Syria).
2nd Apr '18 8:15:12 AM VicGeorge2011
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Daniel 9:24-26 is believed to be talking about the coming of Jesus Christ in most Christian interpretations, with verse 27 referring to the coming of TheAntichrist.

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Daniel 9:24-26 is believed to be talking about the coming of Jesus Christ in most Christian interpretations, with verse 27 referring to the coming of TheAntichrist.TheAntichrist.
** Daniel chapter 11 foretells events that the kings in the coming years will do in regard to the history of God's people Israel, including the appearance of King Antiochus IV and his setting up the "abomination of desolation" in the deuterocanonical [[Literature/BooksOfMaccabees books of 1st and 2nd Maccabees]], and even possibly the appearance of TheAntichrist, as interpreted by certain Christian Bible students.
9th Mar '18 4:04:42 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ForgotICouldChangeTheRules: Averted. King Darius attempts this to try and save Daniel from his sentence, but is reminded by his advisors that even the king cannot annul his own decrees once they are passed. This causes a problem when he's tricked into passing a law that ends up ordering the death of his favorite advisor Daniel.

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* ForgotICouldChangeTheRules: Averted. King Darius attempts this to try and save saving Daniel from his sentence, but is reminded by his advisors that even the king cannot annul his own decrees once they are passed. This causes a problem when he's tricked into passing a law that ends up ordering the death of his favorite advisor Daniel.
6th Mar '18 2:17:53 PM Hedging
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* ForgotICouldChangeTheRules: Averted. Even the king cannot annul his own decrees once they are passed. This causes a problem when he's tricked into passing a law that ends up ordering the death of his favorite advisor Daniel.

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* ForgotICouldChangeTheRules: Averted. Even King Darius attempts this to try and save Daniel from his sentence, but is reminded by his advisors that even the king cannot annul his own decrees once they are passed. This causes a problem when he's tricked into passing a law that ends up ordering the death of his favorite advisor Daniel.
8th Feb '18 6:11:39 AM VicGeorge2011
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* KeepTheReward: When Daniel was called by King Belshazzar of Babylon to interpret the writing on the wall in chapter 5, promising to reward him by even making him "the third ruler of the kingdom", Daniel tells the king to give the reward to someone else, yet he will interpret the writing. Daniel still gets rewarded, though it doesn't last for very long as the message for the king from the writing on the wall was fulfilled that very night.
7th Feb '18 9:36:58 AM VicGeorge2011
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** Nebuchadnezzer reflects on the splendor of his city and how he built it all. God responds to his pride by temporarily driving the king insane and causing him to think he's an animal.

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** Nebuchadnezzer Nebuchadnezzar reflects on the splendor of his city and how he built it all. God responds to his pride by temporarily driving the king insane and causing him to think he's an animal.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Nebuchadnezzer seeing what looks like "a son of the gods" inside the furnace has been theorized in traditional Christian interpretation to be an early appearance of Jesus. Daniel later meets with a "son of man" sent from heaven, who Christ identifies himself as in the Gospels.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Nebuchadnezzer Nebuchadnezzar seeing what looks like "a son of the gods" inside the furnace has been theorized in traditional Christian interpretation to be an early appearance of Jesus. Daniel later meets with a "son of man" sent from heaven, who Christ identifies himself as in the Gospels.



* WhatTheHellHero: When Nebuchadnezzer has a dream he wishes his magicians to interpret, he decides to test their truthfulness by declaring he will not tell them what his dream was, ''they must tell him''. Knowing that lying would be suicide, the magicians angrily respond that this is impossible and no one but the gods can do this. The king orders them to be all executed.
** Perhaps Nebuchadnezzer was on to something. If the gods of the magicians were real, they would already know the details of the king's dream. As it turns out, Daniel and his three friends interpret the dream having been told by God himself.

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* WhatTheHellHero: When Nebuchadnezzer Nebuchadnezzar has a dream he wishes his magicians to interpret, he decides to test their truthfulness by declaring he will not tell them what his dream was, ''they must tell him''. Knowing that lying would be suicide, the magicians angrily respond that this is impossible and no one but the gods can do this. The king orders them to be all executed.
** Perhaps Nebuchadnezzer Nebuchadnezzar was on to something. If the gods of the magicians were real, they would already know the details of the king's dream. As it turns out, Daniel and his three friends interpret the dream having been told by God himself.
7th Feb '18 9:30:45 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ManOnFire: The guards who put Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego into the furnace were consumed by the flames as they threw the three captives in.

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* ManOnFire: The guards who put Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego into the furnace were consumed by the flames as they threw the three captives in. Fortunately, the "fourth man" in the furnace (interpreted by Christians as a pre-incarnate version of Jesus) protected the three Jews in the flames so they came out looking no worse for wear as when they went in.
12th Jan '18 1:04:31 PM VicGeorge2011
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* DepravedHomosexual: Daniel 11:37, which is commonly attributed to TheAntichrist by some Christian Bible students, is sometimes interpreted as the person it's talking about being this due to how some translations handle the verse.
-->''He shall regard neither the gods of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above them all.''
19th Oct '17 6:01:20 AM VicGeorge2011
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* YourDaysAreNumbered: The PortentOfDoom which Daniel translated for King Belshazzar of Babylon told him his days and his kingdom were about to end soon.
18th Oct '17 5:29:02 AM VicGeorge2011
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* BringMyBrownPants: In some translations, King Belshazzar of Babylon became so frightened of the hand writing on the wall the PortentOfDoom that he urinated in his robes.
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