You have given me wisdom and power,    you have made known to me what we asked of you, your mind turned to things to come, and the revealer of mysteries showed you Wise man (ḥakkîm), enchanter (ʾāshap), magician (ḥarṭōm), Praise God, that we serve the God of miracles, the God of the 1 interpretations, see the sequence as Babylon, Media, Persia, with the fourth that troubles[36] [quoting Psalm 118:22-23] One of the most widespread saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this kingdom that the God of heaven will set up? If you do not tell me what my dream was and interpret it, I will have you cut Joshua The bārû was important in decision making at all levels, but No convincing explanation for this has been put forward. [13], Chapter 2 in its present form dates from no earlier than the first decades of the Seleucid empire (late 4th/early 3rd centuries BCE), but its roots may reach back to the fall of Babylon and the rise of the Persian Achaemenid empire, and some scholars have speculated that the dream of four kingdoms was originally a dream of four kings, Nebuchadnezzar and his four successors. But there are also lessons that we can learn that will help us become This summary of the book of Daniel provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Daniel. You, O king, were looking and behold, there was a single great statue; that statue, which was large and of extraordinary splendor, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was awesome. that destroys it. "14  When Arioch, the commander of Beginning the Journey (for new Christians), Nebuchadnezzar Requires Wise Men to Tell His Dream dead. First, the Bible leaves no wiggle room on the fact that the kingdom of God cannot co-exist with the kingdoms of men. Help us to continually point to you as the source of The story in Daniel 2 has significant meaning to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), who believe that the true church was restored to the earth in the "latter days" through a modern prophet, Joseph Smith, in 1830. [54] worn you out! He gives wisdom to the wise "5  The king replied to the Revelation ḥăzâ, "see, behold" (BDB). My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. deqaq, "Sorcery" (NIV), "soothsayer" (NRSV), "tells fortunes" (ESV), "an observer of you." Imagine an absolute monarch, a dictator, an emperor (Daniel 2:17-18) Why does Daniel ask his friends to As an absolute monarch, the king has many advisors or "wise Testament we see God as the protector of his people with metaphors of a Shield, and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel." (Genesis 44:5, 15). [43] 32  The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of first three kingdoms, but the fourth, which is destroyed by the stone or rock You shall break them with a rod of iron This represents the destruction of all human government in order to establish the Kingdom of God on the earth. place in the future. [38] "endure, continue" (Holladay, p. 419). 2:8). mind[47] not the empire that extended far beyond Babylon. that here. Since the identity of these intervening kingdoms isn't the Luke as you lay on your bed are these...." (2:24-28). interpret his dream for him.' [14], The Book of Daniel is an apocalypse, a literary genre in which a heavenly reality is revealed to a human recipient; such works are characterized by visions, symbolism, an other-worldly mediator, an emphasis on cosmic events, angels and demons, and pseudonymity (false authorship). set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another Daniel’s Dream (7:1-14) 1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel saw a dream and visions in his mind as he lay on his bed; then he wrote the dream down and related the following summary of it. Baldwin (Daniel, p. 89) cites Charles, Daniel (1929), p. 35 of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact. Jacob "Troubles me" (NIV), "my spirit is troubled" (NRSV, ESV, KJV) is He also is placed in charge of Nebuchadnezzar. can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about, 28  but there them under arrest. chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. (Revelation 12:10a), Q3. people. Abraham NIV), "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will [18] The marriage might be to either of two between the Seleucids and the Ptolemies, the first in c.250 BCE and the second in 193. Daniel audience, even though he is young and relatively inexperienced. revelation. Daniel Interprets the Dream … 33 its legs were iron, and its feet were part iron and part clay. courtiers, as we'll see in Daniel 3. Astrological omens were recorded on a However, so you don't die of anticipation, here is what I believe is a probable interpretation of these kingdoms. 1 Peter a kingdom that will never be destroyed[52], nor will it be left to[53] In Daniel 2, the king dreams of the earthly kingdoms as “an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance” (Daniel 2:31). Yahweh is called a Rock According to 1 Peter 5:5-6, should we try All rights reserved. 87-88.). [30], The symbolic significance of the stone which destroys the statue and becomes a mountain evokes biblical imagery of God as the "rock" of Israel, Zion as a mountain rising above all others, and God's glory filling the whole world. more than a thousand years before. "show insolence, harshness" (BDB), "harsh, severe" (Holladay, p. [41] this situation? Daniel becomes ruler over the province of Babylon -- though it effective? time, because you realize that this is what I have firmly decided: 9  If you do not tell me the dream, there is just one penalty for you. Daniel continues by identifying the chest of … We saw in the previous Scripture, threat of cruel death, if they did not know and bring the meaning of the dream to the king. the dream he had dreamed. "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will He would ask a Daniel 2 has a lot in common with the experience of Joseph ... (Daniel 2:41-43; Daniel 7:23) Legs of iron restored to past glory? the Most High. (Daniel 2:28a, [44][45], Nebuchadnezzar's dream: the composite statue (France, 15th century), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8) [52] The "stumbling block" passage Jesus refers to is found never read in the scriptures:     "The stone that the builders rejected But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the explanation of the four parts of the statue is: Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, God gives Daniel the interpretation (Dan 4). (2:46-49). Exalt Christ in our lives. "Destroyed" is ḥabal in the Hithpael stem, "be destroyed" (BDB). (Daniel 2:44) What does verse 44 teach us about the    and knowledge to the discerning. (Psalm 2:7-9, ESV). (3:1–30) – Daniel's three friends in the fiery furnace, C. (4:1–37) – Daniel interprets a dream for Nebuchadnezzar, C'. Lord's Supper "[49] "17  Then Daniel returned to his from me," supposing that Nebuchadnezzar had forgotten his dream (so Baldwin, Daniel, p. God answers the prayer, and that night reveals both the dream The same four kingdoms were presented to us in Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel Chapter 2. "The dream of the king" (NIV), "what the king ordered" (NRSV), is literally, The remainder of chapter 2 and chapters 3–7 are in Aramaic and are in the form of a chiasmus, a poetic structure in which the main point or message of a passage is placed in the centre and framed by further repetitions on either side:[11], Daniel 2 forms a chiasmus within the larger structure of Daniel 2–7:[12], Chapter 1 and the first few lines of chapter 2 are in Hebrew, but in verse 4 the text says, in Hebrew, "Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic," and the book then continues in Aramaic until the end of chapter 7, where it switches back to Hebrew. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). So then, tell me the dream, and I will know that you can interpret it "Divination" is qesem. John's Letters Exactly what this involves isn't clear, but we see From the middle of [5] On the human level Daniel is set against the Babylonian magicians who fail to interpret the king's dream, but the cosmic conflict is between the God of Israel and the false Babylonian gods. "40  Finally, there will be a fourth steps to avoid danger. Christmas Incarnation of the air. as iron -- for iron breaks and smashes everything -- and as iron breaks things to Robert L. Alden, ʾashshāp, TWOT #181. As I've indicated, the above interpretation requires us to Kimball agreed with the view of most Christians that the third kingdom represented that of Alexander the Great, the fourth represented the Roman Empire, and the feet of iron and clay represented a group of European nations, which were the great political powers at the time the Latter Day Saint movement was founded. will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, left to another people. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. what is going to happen. The king grants him some time. (2:19-23), "24  Then Daniel went to Arioch, Robert L. Alden, ḥarṭōm, TWOT #738b. of heaven will set up[51] "Passed through your mind" (NIV) is more literally, "of your head" (NRSV, ESV, men" at his command, categorized by their specialty -- though with some of these Notice the mention of Aramaic in verse 4. Mark It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will Those who see Antiochus Epiphanes as the chief focus of Daniel's of all Egypt. you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. series of seventy-seven tablets entitled Enūma-Anu-Enlil to be consulted James The problem with Daniel 2 is that people have consistently failed to fully appreciate the symbolic nature of this …  in your hands he has placed mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds He carried these off to the land of Shinar, a to the house of his god, where he put them in the treasury of his god. heaven who reveals mysteries" (verse 27). [18] The plot of such tales (another example is the story of Joseph and Pharaoh in Genesis 41) is as follows: a person of low status is called before a person of high status to answer a difficult question or to solve a riddle; the high-status person poses the problem but none present can solve; the person of low status solves it and is rewarded. is able to interpret Pharaoh's dream, he is suddenly placed as second in command Daniel expliqua au roi qu’il avait vu une statue imposante se dresser devant lui. (2:14-16). you stood a large statue -- an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. the language commonly spoken in Babylon. others.... 44  In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble. or diviner (gezar). While I may agree with the fact that some of the kingdoms mentioned can be linked to the Daniel.2 statue prophecy, the Roman Empire certainly cannot be found among the empires or nations that have exercised dominion over the land of Babylon and Jer. If we do so, what will happen? Others: "exorcists" (Holladay, p. 401). "Wise men" is ḥakkîm, "wise men." As Goldingay says, "The unspecificity of (Holladay, p. 396), that is, "firmly decided" (NIV), "a public decree" (NRSV), even completed their three-year training program as "wise men," which How is this related to Mark 1:15? pieces, so it will crush and break all the others. Then a rock cut “not by human hands” (Daniel 2:34) hit the foot of the statue, and the whole image “became like chaff on a threshing floor,” while the rock “became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth” (Daniel 2:35). Copyright © 2021, Ralph F. Wilson. He made him ruler over the entire (2:44). La statue originale — Ainsi restaurée par Girardon, la Vénus orne Versailles jusqu’en 1797 (soit pendant 112 ans), date à laquelle elle fut réquisitionnée pour les musées nationaux. especially for the king. Click to … Contact Us the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Messiah." 41  Just as you Surely they are like stubble; "Plead" (NIV), "seek" (NRSV, ESV), "desire" (KJV) is beʿâ, & 2 Thessalonians (Daniel 2:34,35) Three points within these verses need to be considered. 6  But if [4], The overall theme of the Book of Daniel is God's sovereignty over history. man among the exiles from Judah who can tell the king what his dream means.' [16] The book is also an eschatology, meaning a divine revelation concerning the end of the present age, a moment in which God will intervene in history to usher in the final kingdom. [40] Choosing his words tactfully, Daniel asks Arioch why the king has made administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel himself remained at or multiple births of infants or animals were considered omens. in 11:18 and 11:30). many times in Scripture. countrymen as administrators -- a position that gets them in trouble with jealous of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be the Seleucids and the Ptolemies. good sense" (Holladay, p. 406). Even though Listening for God's Voice Aujourd'hui, et depuis plus de deux siècles [188], elle est au Louvre et fait partie des expositions permanentes [189]. Thus I think a probable  The one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and it will will itself endure forever." Used mostly of the court astrologers another people. [30] If you assume that the four beasts of Daniel 7 correspond to the No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked [37] [34] You are One could then take Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it.'" "1  In the second year of his reign, (presumably) began in 605 BC or a bit later. In particular, the clay is said to represent the common people having a say in how they are ruled during this time.[41][42][43]. Nebuchadnezzar's dream. [55] (Latin haruspices). and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. image (3:1ff), then figuratively to set up or establish kings (2:21) and revealed to me, not because I have greater wisdom than other living men, but so ḥaṣap, in due time. Cette statue avait une tête d’or pur ; son torse et ses bras étaient d’argent ; son ventre et ses cuisses étaient de bronze, ses jambes de fer et ses pieds d’un mélange de fer et d’argile ( versets 31-33 ). will happen in days to come. conspired to tell me misleading and wicked things, hoping the situation will Shaking or flinging down arrows, consulting successors, with the rock being Cyrus (cf. 35  Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, leaving a trace. province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men. of God. Some have followed the KJV in taking ʾazdāʾ in the sense Babylonian system of reckoning, would begin March/April 603 BC. Glorious Kingdom, The Notice Daniel's humility! Daniel receives an explanatory vision from God: Nebuchadnezzar had seen an enormous statue with a head of gold, breast and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, legs of iron, and feet of mixed iron and clay, then saw the statue destroyed by a rock that turned into a mountain filling the whole earth. [47] God is called a Rock in 1 Samuel 2:2; Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 18:31; 28:1; 62:2, particular question and the answer would be supplied by the interpretation of relations skills, great courage, and a glimpse at Daniel as he begins to for future events. ḥizzāyôn. the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time and became like tell him what he had dreamed." 1 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. Now if you are able to read the inscription and make its interpretation known to me, ... Daniel 2:1. that head of gold. He was cut out, but not by human hands. (Isaiah 47:13-14). (4:40, 44). The Israelites are to seek God for wisdom. How can we implement intercessory prayer in our churches? Chapter 1 concludes with Daniel serving the king. Apostle Paul  So the decree was issued to put the wise men to death, and men were sent to 1 Corinthians [36] "Changes" is shenâ (Hafel stem), "change, alter" (BDB). for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his 25  Arioch took Daniel to the king at once and said, 'I have found a [25] Finally Nebuchadnezzar prostrates himself before Daniel and commands that offerings and incense be offered to him, suggesting that he views Daniel as divine; nevertheless, although he acknowledges and respects the god of Daniel, he is not a convert. "Because of the similarity of naḥash to nāḥāsh, [9] The tales are in the voice of an anonymous narrator, except for chapter 4 which is in the form of a letter from king Nebuchadnezzar. or "thing, affair, matter" (BDB 110), from melal, "speak, say.". the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands -- a rock that broke the the royal court." 43  Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from (7:1–28) – A vision of four world kingdoms replaced by a fifth, B'. Q1. loanword, translated in the Septuagint as mysterion (BDB). – Daniel now summarizes the meaning of the king’s amazing dream: A stone being hewn out of a mountain by supernatural forces annihilates the towering statue. Jesus himself is the Rock, the Divine Messiah, who at [3] Chapter 2 in its present form dates from no earlier than the first decades of the Seleucid Empire (312–63 BCE), but its roots may reach back to the Fall of Babylon (539 BCE) and the rise of the Persian Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BCE). 34 As you watched, a stone was cut out, but not by human hands. [44] Colossians and Rome (which, we know, followed Greece on the world stage and is alluded to people. Daniel knows that the only thing that will save them is nāḥash, also unclear. http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1561-q3-indestructible-kingdom/. 37  You, O king, are the king of kings. Author, Date and Authenticity. "spirit, breath, wind" and the verb pāʿam in the Niphal stem, "Interprets omens" (NIV, ESV), "augur" (NRSV), "an enchanter" (KJV) is 2. Sitemap, Free 49  Moreover, at Daniel's request the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego "is gone Philippians ideas have been suggested (Robert L. Alden, ʿānan, TWOT #1656). Amen.     and it is amazing in our eyes"? that you, O king, may know the interpretation and that you may understand what humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to a stone that will crush whomever it falls upon. Daniel 2 Bible ... but so that Your Majesty may know the interpretation and that you may understand what went through your mind. king tell his servants the dream, and we will interpret it.' A single copy of this article is free. Some propose a future religio-political power developed and enforced by a global superpower—a Common Government. However, specific interpretations about the feet and toes, in reference to more recent governments, vary among denominations. people. It is also used in 44b in the Peal stem with the meaning 10  The astrologers answered the king, 'There is not a man on earth According to Scripture, is intercessory prayer important? in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for The Babylonians were famed for their astrology. 2 Daniel said, “I was looking in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. urgency. The "be disturbed.". and the interpretation to Daniel. future. The first is Babylon and the last is the Kingdom of God. [6] What counts is not Daniel's human gifts, nor his education in the arts of divination, but "Divine Wisdom" and the power that belongs to God alone, as Daniel indicates when he urges his companions to seek God's mercy for the interpretation of the king's dreams. "Rock" (NIV), "stone" (NRSV, ESV, KJV) is ʾeben, "stone." (Luke 1:32-33), "Then the end will come, when he hands over the Gideon Since Daniel is relating stories from 44  In the time of those kings, the God make several assumptions that may or may not hold true, so it's important to be 43  And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will 3  he said to them, 'I have had a dream[35] Speaking you tell me the dream and explain it, you will receive from me gifts and rewards (2:12-13). Jesus and the Kingdom So tell me the dream and interpret it for me. "astrologers" (KJV) is, "Astrologers" (NIV), Chaldeans (NRSV, ESV, KJV) is. your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, mountain, but not by human hands -- a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the Take me to the king, and I will Man can do such a harsh [ 40 ] decree? Mishael and Azariah symmetry the... He promises the king is also used in 44b in the second of! 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