God honored daniels fervent prayer, and provided him with the interpretation of the kings dreams. Today we begin a new book of the bible, a book i am excited about studying, and one which i believe we can learn a great deal from. In the last chapter of this unit, daniel 4, nebuchadnezzar bows before him as the only true god. The lord whois trustworthy daniel 2 begins with nebuchadnezzar and his forgotten dream. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet language source with renderx xep formatter, version 3. Daniel 2 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. It is amazing what you learn when you actually study complete books of the bible. Yet it would be unreasonable to conclude that daniel s climactic prophecy should remain obscure while the other chapters are relatively clear. This book of daniel bible study is brought to you by true riches. Nebuchadnezzar has a dream and struggles to understand it. As i was reading i felt i could not go past verse 3 without explaining to you the seriousness of recognizing the satanic power of the false prophet. He and his friends serve the kingq according to daniel 1.
Daniel as it relates to gods plan of history and his way of concluding that plan. The kings wise men were brought into the presence of the troubled king. When they came in and stood before the king, he said to them, i have had a dream that troubles me and i want to know what it means. Daniel 2 new international version niv nebuchadnezzars dream. Commentary on daniel volume 2 by john calvin read online. That daniel by his prudence and piety, saved all the magicians lives. It shows us wisdom, wellhoned human relations skills, great courage, and a glimpse at daniel as he begins to exercise. Still nebuchadnezzar did not give honour to the real god. Nebuchadnezzar first ruled as subordinate to his father nabopolassar, to which time the first. Nebuchadnezzars dream and daniels interpretation daniel. Let us show that we value our friends, and their prayers. Commentary on daniel chapters 1 6 matthew janzen serve yahweh in all circumstances daniel pt.
Therefore we are taught both by the old and the new testament that our lord jesus. It was said that daniel had understanding in dreams. Notice how the enumeration of the basic elements is the same in both chapters. In particular, he frequently offers his own translations of a passage, explaining the subtleties and nuances of his translation. Regarded as one of the reformations best interpreters of scripture, calvin is an apt commentator. Questions and answers for daniel chapters 112 new king james version daniel chapter 1 daniels capture. Daniel 11 is not understood nearly as well as daniel 2, 7 and 8. An intelligent decisionas daniel and his fellows were brought to the test, they placed themselves fully on the side of righteousness. Then the king said that daniels god was greater than all gods. Daniel s life and ministry bridged the entire 70 years of captivity. The prophecy laid out in this chapter by daniel interpreting the. By i gordon daniel 2 presents us with a very interesting little passage. Daniel s prayer, and the vision of the seventy weeks 9.
Daniel 2 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is written by one of the most influential men of the modern christianity movement. Daniel notes these are fairly detailed and cover daniel 112. This the prophet daniel opened to the heathen king, nebuchadnezzar, in his interpretation of the kings dream the great god hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. This chapter is a history, but it is the history of a prophecy, by a dream and the interpretation of it. This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you. Daniel here typifies christ who will rule over babylon rev 16. From daniel and his three friends, we will learn the power of faith and commitment b. Questions and answers for daniel chapters 112 new king james version daniel chapter 1 daniel s capture. This will be a commentary that stays on my desk and is used often. This images head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron. Take me to the king, and i will interpret his dream for him. Prophecy from the book of daniel chapter 2 the descendants of.
It takes into account the latest scholarship and is directed to all who are interested in the meaning of the text. Daniel 2 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. This chapter might well be entitled the kings dream, that being the principal feature of it. Daniel chapter 2 commentary verse by verse daniel bible study. Nebuchadnezzars dream in the second year of his reign, nebuchadnezzar had dreams. He has doubts about the ability of his usual group of sorcerers and magicians to interpret the meaning of his. A study of the book of daniel gene taylor2table of contents. Jeremiah places this captivity in the fourth year of jehoiakim, daniel in the third. The magicians confessed, that knowledge and revelation must come from god, and therefore what daniel did, was not of any human strength. Power that in nebuchadnezzars hands was a godderived daniel 2. That kind of sounds strange to me even as i say it, but it is scripturally true.
Read daniel 2 commentary using john gills exposition of the bible. This seeming discrepancy is explained by the fact that nebuchadnezzar set out on his expedition near the close of the third year of jehoiakim, from which point daniel reckons. Theodoret, bishop of cyrrhus in syria, in his commentary on. Daniel received the homage of a prostrate king just as the lord jesus christ, who was submissive to men and the servant of god, will receive the homage of all men phi 2. A study of the book of daniel the church of christ in. Read this daniel chapter 2 commentary with verse by verse comments by jerry robinson. Daniel 2 has four metals and daniel 7 has four beasts. Now in daniel 2, nebuchadnezzar comes to have respect not only for daniel but also for his god. Verses 1423 when the king sent for his wise men to tell them his dream, and the interpretation of it v. Questions and answers for daniel chapters 112 new king james. The king answered daniel and said, surely your god is a god of gods and a lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, since you have been able to reveal this mystery daniel 2. Peace and blessings, this is a chapter study on a ppt slide on daniel 2, a very important chapter in daniel and the entire bible.
At the beginning of the book he is a boy in his teens, and at the end he is an old man of fourscore or more years. When they came in and stood before the king, 3 he said to them, i have had a dream. Daniel 2 niv nebuchadnezzars dream in the bible gateway. Daniels life and ministry bridged the entire 70 years of captivity. Later god helped daniel to understand nebuchadnezzars dream daniel 2. Nebuchadnezzar has come a long way, but not yet far enough. In this volume, john calvin provides an engaging commentary on the last 6 chapters of daniel. Today we will not get far into the 2nd chapter of daniel. 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. Commentaries on the book of the prophet daniel calvin university.
Daniel then, having obtained favor from god, is made acquainted with the dream, and its interpretation, daniel 2. Daniel and his fellows daniel and his fellows were not called, because of their youth, which the chaldeans despised. Criswell, daniels critics in the fiery furnace preached 12896 reference daniel 2. Daniels prayer, and the vision of the seventy weeks 9. The dream which nearly became a nightmare daniel 2. The moody bible commentary is a very readable resource, helpful to the layman, bible study teacher, and serious student alike. A study of the book of daniel gene taylor3an introduction to daniel i. Study the bible online using commentary on daniel 2 and more.
Nebuchadnezzar first ruled as subordinate to his father nabopolassar, to which time the first chapter refers daniel 1. In the first year of darius the son of ahasuerus, of the lineage of the medes, who was made king over the realm of the chaldeans. Daniel 2 chapter study bible study of daniel chapter 2. Questions and answers for daniel chapters 112 new king. Daniel 2 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. For a short summary of daniel, haileys comments, vol. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet language source with renderx xep. Daniel 2 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Yet it would be unreasonable to conclude that daniels climactic prophecy should remain obscure while the other chapters are relatively clear. This particular lesson concentrates on daniel 2 as it speaks of the lord who is trustworthy, the lord who controls history, and the lord of the final judgment. You can find the best commentary on daniel for you using the tools on the right side. The insufficiency of creatures should drive us to the allsufficiency of the creator. Daniel 2 commentary john gills exposition of the bible. The 70 weeks of daniel pdf early promises of a redeemer of mankind.
As we shall soon see, daniel, through no fault of his own, will find himself in a seemingly impossible situation with a death sentence hanging over his head. Daniel 2 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. Daniel took no credit to himself, but instead directed all the glory and honor to god. This amazing growth, and the assimilation of the kingdoms of men, were sure to follow. He may have descended from a noble family, perhaps he was even a prince, since normally the prominent people of a nation were taken captive 1. It helps all of us understand the practical application of scripture. William brassey hole english artist, 18461917, detail from, daniel interprets the dream of nebuchadnezzar, oil on canvas. It is generally conceded that daniel 11 is difficult, if not incomprehensible. Daniel refuses to eat kings food, passes three year training course. The introductory material to each book provides excellent information, and the actual commentary offers a versebyverse explanation of the text and deals with the important words. As with all of scripture, the book of daniel is profitable for our study 2 ti 3.1525 733 320 980 725 1326 1266 841 847 832 1115 1262 1428 1034 790 652 835 1136 104 532 1504 600 421 267 916 584 1403 1166 1206 802 829 793 333 234