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where was Daniel ?

Discussion in '2000-02 Archive' started by bro jeff, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. bro jeff

    bro jeff New Member

    Jul 28, 2002
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    Just doing a little studing in Daniel and thought you brethren could lend me a hand; Where do you think Daniel was in chapter 3?

    thanks for you help. Bro: Jeff [​IMG]
  2. Helen

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    Aug 29, 2001
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    He was not with the three others. The end of chapter 2 reads

    Then the king placed Daniel in a high position and lavished many gifts on him. He made him ruler over the entire province of Babylon and placed him in charge of all its wise men. Moreover, at Daniel's request the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel himself remained at the royal court.

    I am not sure where the royal court was, but it was evidently not in Babylon proper.

    Here is a general map of the entire Fertile Crescent:

    The city and province of Babylon are to the right, where the two main rivers are fairly close together. Ninevah, Damascus, and a number of other ancient and major cities were quite spread out along that crescent. Here is an idea:


    You can see that Babylon is separate from Assyria. My guess is that King Nebuchadnezzar may have set up his court in one of the main cities of the northern area in Assyria. Someone else may know this part of history better than I do, though.
  3. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
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    Babylon had a number of "royal cities", with royal residences and government offices. Obviously, Daniel was in Ecbatana or Nineveh or one of 8 other "capitals" of the Empire when Neb made his image and Hananiah, Azariah and Mishael would not bow.