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Four Episodes in Daniel’s Life

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A review of the outline of the book and overview of the major events in Daniel’s life while exiled in Babylon.

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Four Episodes in Daniel’s Life

  1. 1. Daniel/Revelation for Beginners 3 Mike Mazzalongo
  2. 2. Outline 1. The Court of Nebuchadnezzar – 1:1-21
  3. 3. Outline 1. The Court of Nebuchadnezzar – 1:1-21 2. Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream – 2:1-49
  4. 4. Outline 1. The Court of Nebuchadnezzar – 1:1-21 2. Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream – 2:1-49 3. Four Episodes in Daniel’s Life – 3:1-6:28
  5. 5. Outline 1. 2. 3. 4. The Court of Nebuchadnezzar – 1:1-21 Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream – 2:1-49 Four Episodes in Daniel’s Life – 3:1-6:28 Four Visions of Daniel’s Prophecy – 7:1-12:13
  6. 6. Four Episodes in Daniel’s Life Episode #1 – The Fiery Furnace – Ch. 3
  7. 7. 3 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, the height of which was sixty cubits and its width six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. - Daniel 3:1
  8. 8. 2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent word to assemble the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. - Daniel 3:2
  9. 9. 3 Then   the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces were assembled for the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. - Daniel 3:3
  10. 10. 4 Then the herald loudly proclaimed: “To you the command is given, O peoples, nations and men of 5 that at the moment you hear the every language,  sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, bagpipe and all kinds of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up. - Daniel 3:4-5
  11. 11. 6 But whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into the midst of a 7 Therefore at that time, furnace of blazing fire.”  when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, bagpipe and all kinds of music, all the peoples, nations and men of every language fell down and worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. - Daniel 3:6-7
  12. 12. Lessons From Episode #1 1. No matter what the circumstances God is always God.
  13. 13. Lessons From Episode #1 1. No matter what the circumstances God is always God. 2.Everyone will get a chance to witness for Christ sooner or later.
  14. 14. Lessons From Episode #1 1. No matter what the circumstances God is always God. 2.Everyone will get a chance to witness for Christ sooner or later. 3.God is always with you.
  15. 15. Four Episodes in Daniel’s Life Episode #1 – The Fiery Furnace – Ch. 3 Episode #2 – Nebuchadnezzar’s Madness- Ch. 4
  16. 16. “Lycantrophy” Form of Schizophrenia
  17. 17. Nebuchadnezzar’s Faith • Acknowledges God as a “god”.
  18. 18. Nebuchadnezzar’s Faith • Acknowledges God as a “god”. • Encourages worship to God.
  19. 19. Nebuchadnezzar’s Faith • Acknowledges God as a “god”. • Encourages worship to God. • Personally worship God.
  20. 20. Four Episodes in Daniel’s Life Episode #1 – The Fiery Furnace – Ch. 3 Episode #2 – Nebuchadnezzar’s Madness – Ch. 4 Episode #3 – Belshazzar’s Feast – Ch. 5
  21. 21. The inscription was a series of symbols for Aramaic weights & measures. IE. A Mina; A Shekel; Fractions
  22. 22. Word Meanings: • Numbered (Minas were counted in units) • Weighed (Shekels were measured by weight) • Fractions (Fractions represented division)
  23. 23. Interpretation – Oct. 12, 539 BC • God has numbered your kingdom and put an end to it. • God has weighed you in the balance and you have been found wanting. • Your kingdom will be divided.
  24. 24. Lessons From Episode #2 Learn from the past…
  25. 25. Four Episodes in Daniel’s Life Episode #1 – The Fiery Furnace – Ch. 3 Episode #2 – Nebuchadnezzar’s Madness – Ch. 4 Episode #3 – Belshazzar’s Feast – Ch. 5 Episode #4 – Daniel in the Lion’s Den – Ch. 6
  26. 26. Daniel’s presence in Babylon along with his friends produced wonderful results.
  27. 27. Results of Daniel’s & his Friends’ Captivity. A. Their faith in God was vindicated.
  28. 28. Results of Daniel’s & his Friends’ Captivity. A. Their faith in God was vindicated. B. Babylonians came to know their neighbors, as well as kings and leaders.
  29. 29. Results of Daniel’s & his Friends’ Captivity. A. Their faith in God was vindicated. B. Babylonians came to know their neighbors, as well as kings and leaders. C. Their faith was proven and strengthened through adversities.

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