Posted on Feb 12, 2004 by Beyond Today Editor Estimated reading time: 11 minutes. Some think it was a short time after the events of Daniel 2, but others think it happened many years later. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. Some translate this, "maliciously brought accusations"; and it would appear to be an accurate reflection of what happened. Daniel Chapter 3: When things get hot! Why? "[35], To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient. Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, : Nebuchadnezzar gave glory to God, but he recognized that this great God is not, Who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, : In Daniel 3:15 Nebuchadnezzar asked, “who, the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, frustrated the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, He is the God who demands exclusive allegiance (, that they should not serve nor worship any god except their own God, : Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego surrendered themselves. "Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, … We will not serve your gods nor worship your golden image." "[32] In that light, how should we evaluate a statement by Barnes that we should not allow the translation of the words "son of God" as they most certainly stand in the text, on the grounds that, "It is clear that no such conception entered into the mind of the king of Babylon. They answered and said to Nebuchadnezzar the king, O king, live forever. "Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, : To his credit, Nebuchadnezzar did not accept the accusation on hearsay. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. With so many thousands of government officials in attendance, it would be easy to overlook these three. "[13] It would be an absurdity to suppose that some forger during the Greek period would have inserted all of these old Babylonian words. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. Here is an instance of the vast superiority of the old King James Version above everything since then. He did not even allow time for the customary stripping of condemned men. 3. : Nebuchadnezzar’s grand idolatry was accompanied by music – elaborate and well-produced music. In Daniel 3:5, the word "worship" is sometimes rendered "do homage to"; and from this, it has been alleged that this image was being dedicated to some god or goddess; but, as Leupold noted, "It is not required that such words should be so construed. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. over these men because they were thoroughly submitted to the power and will of God. Many of the older commentators understood the urgent need of just such interposition upon God's part as may be seen in this chapter and other portions of Daniel. "[8] (3) Also, as Young observed, "It was customary for the Assyrian kings to erect statues of themselves. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. And the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, and the king's counselors, being gathered together, saw these men, that the fire had no power upon their bodies, nor was the hair of their head singed, neither were their breeches changed, nor had the smell of fire passed upon them.". Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. They say that, "Of course, Nebuchadnezzar could not have known the True God. "[20], "Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace seven times more than it was wont to be heated. Daniel 3:1 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. Then the herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image which Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up; and whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. The miraculous deliverance (Daniel 3:19-25) 4. Why? ... (Daniel 3:15)? 3. NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S IDOLATROUS IMAGE; SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND ABED-NEGO ARE DELIVERED FROM THE FURNACE. : There is considerable debate regarding when this happened. Dummelow called this chapter "a legend,"[3] and it is quite common among liberal critics to classify most of Daniel with such Jewish writings as the Talmud and the Midrash. Let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up. Under pretense of loyalty to the king, they were chiefly anxious to rid themselves of formidable rivals."[18]. And Nebuchadnezzar answered and said unto them, Is it of purpose, O Shadraeh, Meshach, and Abed-nego, that ye serve not my god, nor worship the golden image that I have set up? "[25], As translated in this version (ASV), the clothing consisted of breeches, tunics, and mantles. We may request cookies to be set on your device. So they brought these men before the king. Daniel 3 Commentary, this commentary, once the most popular commentary, is favored by Christians of many denominations We can imagine that the king had them cast into the furnace and didn’t intend to look twice, believing they would be immediately consumed. "The meaning was lost at some period prior to the making of the Septuagint (LXX) in 250 B.C. Then they brought the men before the king. I. It is one thing to make a stand for God; it is a greater thing to, ” Peter followed Jesus after His arrest, but he wilted and denied Jesus when asked, “, But if you do not worship, you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace, : Nebuchadnezzar would not tolerate losing face on such an important occasion. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. Commentary on Daniel 3:8-18 (Read Daniel 3:8-18) True devotion calms the spirit, quiets and softens it, but superstition and devotion to false gods inflame men's passions. The miracles here came at a juncture in Israel's history when the Chosen People were subject to a mighty despot who deemed himself almighty; and, due to the captive state of his people, God could not manifest himself to the autocratic heathen rulers of that era through his people. Therefore I make a decree: The three Hebrew men did not ask for Nebuchadnezzar to make this decree, and they probably did not want him to. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. Our religious culture has commonly appropriated the book of Daniel in one of two ways: 1) heroic examples of faith that we are to emulate. It has ever been thus, and there can be no doubt whatever that this longtime association of instrumental music with paganism was one of the prime reasons why Jesus Christ did not include it in the New Testament worship which Our Lord established. "[16] We believe that the image was the conceited expression of Nebuchadnezzar's boundless egotism. "Customarily the condemned would be stripped of clothing. Their guilt in the matter was clear – they clearly would not bow down to this image. The executioners who perished are like those in league with the Antichrist, who Jesus will slay at His return. Jesus was literally with them in the worst of their trial. With a UCG.org account you will be able to save items to read and study later! For this the accused did not doubt, nor will they place in question the divine omnipotence before the heathen king. "[30] We also wish to protest the rendition in our version of Nebuchadnezzar's remark concerning that Fourth Person, namely, that, "He is one like to a son of the gods" (Daniel 3:25). God brought them to this place of great faith by preparing them with tests in less dramatic areas. You can check these in your browser security settings. This decree promulgated throughout the vast empire of Nebuchadnezzar must … : The image was more like a stylized obelisk rather than a normal statue, being 90 feet (30 meters) high and 9 feet (3 meters) wide. He perhaps was aware of the vicious jealousy that prompted the charges. Sometimes we are aware of Jesus’ presence in our trials and sometimes we are not – but He is there nonetheless. When any pagan ruler tauntingly challenged Jehovah's power and dared to defy the Lord, it resulted in disaster for the audacious challenger. (13-15) Nebuchadnezzar interviews the disobedient Hebrew men. The Phoenicians made the first known sea journey around Africa. "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer thee in this matter. Those musical instruments with Greek names, "simply carried their Greek names with them, as in the case of similar cultural exchanges today, as in the instances of piano, viola, guitar, zither, etc. Nevertheless, ancient records tell us there were Greeks in the region of Assyria, Babylon, and Persia as far back as the, Whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace, : The command was backed up by a powerful threat. Coerced worship isn’t good, either towards an idol or towards the true God. This whole account is a powerful illustration of the principle of Romans 12:1. Then the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image which Nebuchadnezzar had set up. In this chapter, we discover what it means to take a stand for the Lord and to refuse to compromise with the gods of this world. No Other God — that assertion is at the core of this chapter as it is in the entire book of Daniel. (26-27) The Hebrew men leave the furnace unharmed. This was not enough for this ruthless despot; he wanted to be the whole cheese! (Read all of Daniel 3) Verse 1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. He had an immense statue of gold made, the image of a man, no doubt, and he set it up in the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. Therefore I make a decree, that every people, nation, and language, which speak anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill; because there is no other god that is able to deliver after this sort. Daniel 3:1 That is, about 90 feet high and 9 feet wide or about 27 meters high and 2.7 meters wide; Daniel 3:8 Or Chaldeans; Daniel 3:17 Or If the God we serve is able to deliver us, then he will deliver us from the blazing furnace and Alternate First Reading. In effect, they said, "Yes, our God is able to deliver us, but even if he does not deliver us, we will not disobey our God. Some scholars, of course, say that it was an image of "one of Nebuchadnezzar's favorite deities. They spoke and said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “O king, live forever! How do they know what Nebuchadnezzar did or did not know? who were called to the dedication of the image. Commentary on Daniel 3:1-30. Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I have set up: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that god that shall deliver you out of my hands? Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. And he commanded certain mighty men of valor who, : No matter how brave Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego were, facing the, of a king was still extremely intimidating. We also meet three men who are truly ‘profiles in courage.’ We see Satan trying to make the believer bow down to his idealized image of what men and women should be. This reminds us of the great inherent power in music, both for good and for evil. To this writer it appears to be significant that both in this passage and in Daniel 3:12, the matter of "serving" Nebuchadnezzar's gods is distinguished from worshipping the image which he had set up. Then these men were bound in their breeches, their tunics, and their mantles, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. "[11] The great likelihood is that it was somewhere not too far from Babylon. What a blessing this decree of Nebuchadnezzar must have been to the Jews throughout their captivity! Book of Daniel Bible Study Commentary Chapter 3. You, O king, have made a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, Certain Chaldeans came forward and accused the Jews. "[33] It is admitted that Nebuchadnezzar probably did not know the full meaning of the words he used there; but so what? The Hebrew here has an idiom that reads literally, "ate their pieces. DANIEL 3. In an ancient cuneiform writing, Nebuchadnezzar was described as so devoted to justice that “he did not rest night or day.” The document also tells of a criminal guilty of a second offense who was decapitated, and afterwards a stone image of his head was displayed as a warning. He spoke and commanded that they heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated. Between the vision of Nebuchadnezzar in the second chapter and that of Daniel in the seventh, four narratives of Daniels and his friends' personal history are introduced. They did it with a gracious confidence in their God. An outline of this chapter is as follows: the erection of the great image (Daniel 3:1), the dedication of the image (Daniel 3:2-7), the Chaldean's charge against the Jews (Daniel 3:8-12), the manner of Nebuchadnezzar's reception of those charges (Daniel 3:13-15), the Hebrew children stand firm (Daniel 3:16-18), the terrible penalty executed (Daniel 3:19-23), God preserved them in the fiery furnace (Daniel 3:24-27), and the final result of this miracle of deliverance (Daniel 3:28-30). The great thing in the passage, over and beyond the amazing deliverance itself, is the appearance of that Fourth Person in the fire walking with the three. "[31] The translators get their perverted "son of the gods," by mistranslating [~'Elohiym], the famous Old Testament plural title of Almighty God as used throughout the Old Testament. Our lectionary text for today considers a question that these days may be all too real for those of us beleaguered by the free-fall of the economy, unemployment, a life-threatening disease. As the second and seventh chapters go together, so chapters … Commentary on 1 Samuel 1:4-20. 2) predictions that we are to decode and align with. The faithful three (Daniel 3:8-18) 3. Daniel 3:26-30. by Grant Richison | Mar 1, 2002 | Daniel | 3 comments. Commentary on Daniel: Chapter 3 Daniel 3. Click on the different category headings to find out more. That would have made it easier for the chief officers of the kingdom to comply with his request; but our own view is that the image here was clearly one of Nebuchadnezzar himself. There would appear to be somewhat of a pattern here. "Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was three score cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.". Daniel 3:1-30 . Politicians are happy to blend together. (1) There is the probable thinking on Nebuchadnezzar's part that this statute all of gold was a better symbol of his importance than the one of the dream that Daniel interpreted, in which he was only the head of gold. Who is the god who will deliver you from my hands? If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. c. Yielded their bodies: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego surrendered themselves completely to God – body, soul, and spirit. If Nebuchadnezzar, or any other king, had been permitted by God to compel the Jews to bow down before pagan images, it must be considered very doubtful that Israel could have survived a period of seventy years and at the same time have retained their faith in God. Andrews rendered the words, "mantles, trousers, and hats. Nebuchadnezzar thought nothing of insulting. "Jealousy is a despicable vice with envy and selfishness for its roots. In our own times, with the continued degeneration of the whole science of instrumental music into the vulgar rhythms and noisy cacophony of the current era, such later styles of instrumental music are impossible of reconciliation with any conception whatever of holy worship. : Some of these musical instruments are difficult to define precisely but the idea is still clear. It contains things we all like in a story... 90 foot idols, furious kings, fiery furnaces hot enough to kill people who are just passing by... That sort of thing. Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the … Before the time of Jesus, they knew the truth of Jesus’ promise: : This demonstrates how complete their deliverance was. They trusted in him that he would stand by them in what they did, that he would either bring them out of the fiery furnace back to their place on earth or lead them through the fiery furnace forward to their place in heaven; and in this confidence they became fearless of the king’s wrath and regardless of their own lives. Information given against the Jewish princes for refusing to worship this golden image, Daniel 3:8-12. ... "Commentary on Daniel 3". The previous chapter tells us of his dream of the great image which, according to Daniel's interpretation, represented Nebuchadnezzar as being "the head of gold!" Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the peoples, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.". (4-6) The command to worship the image. In this, we will fulfill Romans 12:2: And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. I am writing to the … It is important to note that Nebuchadnezzar in his taunting of the disobedient trio specifically challenged the authority and the power of their God. Bible Commentaries 1. You can also change some of your preferences. This association of instruments of music with pagan religion continued unto the times of the apostles, when, for example, the Temple of Aphrodite Pan Demos, located atop the Acro Corinthus, encouraged the patronage of their one thousand sacred prostitutes by a cacophonous blast of instrumental music five times a day, signaling that, the prostitutes had changed their clothes and that another feast on the sacrifices had been made ready. "[23] This is proof that Daniel was not written in the period of Antiochus. : Apparently their failure to worship the image was not discovered until these certain Chaldeans made it known. : These Chaldeans had an obvious political motivation against these Jews who were promoted to high office along with Daniel in the events recorded in the previous chapter. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. Despite his rage and fury, Nebuchadnezzar refused to act against the Jews without an investigation. "[29] It also had the utility of legitimizing the Jewish religion throughout the period, of their captivity. 2. He decreed that God's law should be obeyed rather than his (Daniel 3:28); and he forbade under penalty of death that if persons of any people, nation, or language should speak against the God of the Jews, the persons doing so should be cut in pieces and their houses made a dunghill! "[15] There is additional comment on this in the Introduction. It ranks on a parity with the great plagues by which God accomplished the delivery of Israel from bondage in Egypt. There is no other God who can deliver like this. As he walked away with a satisfied look on his face, he was immediately stopped by the sound of, four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, I see four men loose… and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God, : Nebuchadnezzar tells us who the fourth person was –. "Nebuchadnezzar spake and said, Blessed be the god of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and have yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God. Many guesses have been advanced as to what the various articles of clothing here mentioned actually meant; but the most probable guess which we have encountered is that of Kennedy who said, "It is probable that the articles of clothing here mentioned were articles of official attire, and that they had come to the assembly in court dress. (24-25) Nebuchadnezzar sees four alive and well in the furnace. The worshipping king (Daniel 3:26-30) Daniel 3:1-7. The harsh penalty announced as punishment for any who refused to honor the king's edict was announced in Daniel 3:6; and in Daniel 3:7, it is revealed that all of the invited government officers indeed did as they had been commanded, that is, all except the three Hebrew companions! Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. His pride made him declare, “You shall have no other gods than me.”. : Seeing God at work in the life of His people was an extremely effective testimony to Nebuchadnezzar. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. Daniel 3 Commentary Help us reduce the maintenance cost of our online services. Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste, : It is astonishing that anyone survived for a moment, i. These usurp the place of God. Many of the "old guard" in Babylon hated those foreign newcomers who had been so signally honored by the king; and, moved by jealousy, they no doubt believed that they had achieved their purpose of getting rid of them by these accusations, which, of course, were true. Of very great interest in this passage is the prominence of instrumental music in the ceremonies of pagan religious rites. (19-23) The three men are cast violently into the furnace. ", "Brought accusations ..." (Daniel 3:8). "An image of gold ..." The sheer size of this colossus, 90 feet by 9 feet seems to indicate that it was not of solid gold, but that it was made of some other material and overlaid with the precious metal. Christians must resist this with everything they have and pursue God’s ideal. i. That, no doubt, contributed to the dramatic manner in which God accepted the challenge and dramatically rescued his children and delivered them from the king's wrath "with a high hand.". Proud men are still ready to say, as Nebuchadnezzar, Who is the Lord, that I should fear his power? All the people were to worship Neb’s image under threat of death (1-7) II. Additionally, we see from this that the three Jewish men did not lodge a formal protest; they simply refrained from sharing in the sin of idolatry themselves. Certainly, in this case, the Chaldean accusers were foiled completely; and the Jewish religion was made to be legitimate throughout the whole period of their captivity! Therefore the king gave the Hebrews another chance to clear themselves of the charges. It was the kind of submission Paul wrote of in Romans 12:1: present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (8-12) Certain Chaldeans accuse the three Hebrew men. IV. The matter is put into a little compass, Turn, or burn. Nebuchadnezzar's explanation was that "The Most High God had sent his angel, who delivered his servants who trusted in him" (Daniel 3:28). Christians must resist this with everything they have and pursue God’s ideal. Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and accused the Jews. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. Who was he? It seems that Nebuchadnezzar deliberately made an. The Septuagint (LXX) adds the following to this last verse: "and advanced them, and gave them authority to rule over all the Jews who were in his kingdom. II. Other nations, who believed in more than one god, simply added this idol to their list of deities to be worshipped. The egocentric man has idols before which he insists that other men bow. Neb furiously threatens their life and defies the Lord (13-15) IV. Nebuchadnezzar is like the Antichrist, who forces the whole world into one religion of idolatry. They say this because these particular words are Aramaic words borrowed from Greek words and supposedly Daniel did not have these words at his disposal in the sixth century, ii. This passage should be rendered, "The fourth is like the Son of God," exactly as it is in the KJV. The fiery furnace is like the Great Tribulation, which will be great affliction for the Jews. This was indeed a miracle fulfilling exactly the Divine promise of Isaiah 43:2. It is a mystery as to why Daniel was not in this group accused. "[24] If that was the case, it would have provided another incentive for binding them in their clothes, thus projecting the destruction of the official insignia of their high office. The Book of Daniel Commentary by A. R. FAUSSET CHAPTER 3 Dan 3:1-30. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the aspect of the fourth is like a son of the gods. 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