Eunuchs in Babylon?

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  1. drfuss

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    Isaiah prophesies to Hezekiah in Isaiah 39:7 "And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood who will be born to you, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon."

    In our Bible study class tonight, a question came up that I never considered. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were taken to Babylon and they served in the palace of the king of Babylon.

    Based on Isaiah 39:7, did the Babylonians make them eunuchs when they took them to Babylon?

    Note that there is no record of their wives or children that I know of.
     
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    Better than making them Windows.

    Okay, so few people will get that....so sue me.
     
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    Daniel 1:3,6&7
    3And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king’s seed, and of the princes;
    6Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 7Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
    Yes they were made eunuchs
     
  4. reformedbeliever

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    Huh? Are there any lawyers on the BB?
     
  5. reformedbeliever

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    I wonder if they used anesthesia? Ouch!
     
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    Can there be such a thing as a Christian lawyer? Isn't that an oxymoron?

    Just kidding... ;)
     
  7. rbell

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    Well, that gives several more reasons not to bow to the king's statue:
    • They were mad. Wouldn't YOU be?
    • They were sore. Bowing's gotta be tough, post-op.

    :D :D
     
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    ........................... :laugh:
     
  9. npetreley

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    You'd think they wouldn't have the... um... er... ah... "guts" to stand up to the king after that.
     
  10. reformedbeliever

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    You da baaaaaaaaaaad one. :laugh:
     
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    Got it!! Good one, but is does deserve a groan. It did take me a couple of minutes.
     
  12. Scarlett O.

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    Well, I don't get it and I probably don't want to either. :saint:

    As far as these young men being made eunuchs, I just don't know the answer. I've got to ponder on that a while and do some study......
     
    #12 Scarlett O., Nov 3, 2007
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    Here's a hint...

    Eunuchs = UNIX (homonyms)
     

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