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Week 1

Daniel 1:1-7

Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah are marched off to Babylon to be trained in the science and government of Babylon, and are given new names. How did they get to this place?

2 Kings 23 - the Revival

Jeremiah 27 – Serve the King of Babylon

And now, I [God] have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant; and the beasts of the field I have also given him to serve him.

So all nations shall serve him and his son and his son's son, until the time of his land comes; and then many nations and great kings shall make *him* [his descendents] serve *them*.

Isaiah 39

Hezehiah unwisely shows off the treasures of Israel to an envoy from Babylon.

Isaiah then prophecies:

And they [the Babylonians] shall take away some of your sons ... to be eunuchs in the palace of the King of Babylon.

2 Kings 24,25 – Babylon invades and takes Daniel and his friends

In the 3rd year of Jehoiachim, Nebuchadnezzar takes away some of the king's descendents to Babylon to be made eunuchs and serve in the kings court.

What did Daniel and his friends see and learn during their training period? In the 11th year of Jehoiachim, Nebuchadnezzar destroys Jerusalem, and takes away the temple treasures, and more captives - including the prophet Ezekiel.


Porphyry and the Skeptics

In the late 3rd century AD, Porphyry claimed that the book of Daniel must be a forgery written since Antiochus Epiphanes, since the world history in Daniel's and Nebuchadnezzar's visions is too accurate to have been written before then.