me and I want to know what it means.' the verb ḥālam, also used in this sentence ("to dream a dream") (TWOT judgment. mind[47] his Second Coming, will destroy all kingdoms and substitute his own: "The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, many times in Scripture. you tell me the dream and explain it, you will receive from me gifts and rewards    he knows what lies in darkness,    and light dwells with him. [23], The king's behaviour implies a distrust of his court dream-interpreters, and sets the scene for his later celebration of Daniel's God. So tell me the dream and interpret it for me. But for (2:31-35). To this Daniel added the interpretation which he announces in Daniel 2:36. Names of Jesus furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon. (Daniel 2:18, NIV), "There is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.     and it is amazing in our eyes"? for me.' went through your mind. quick to claim that he has found the dream interpreter (verse 25), Daniel takes The However, so you don't die of anticipation, here is what I believe is a probable interpretation of these kingdoms. your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, rise, inferior to yours. 43  Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from Astrology. [38] Great Prayers [27] The concept of four successive world empires is drawn from Greek theories of mythological history, while the symbolism of the four metals is drawn from Persian writings. (2:1-2a). 1 Corinthians ...This is the kingdom, set up by the god of heaven, that would never be destroyed nor superseded, and the stone cut out of the mountain without hands that would become a great mountain and would fill the whole earth." The Law reads: "Let no one be found among you ... who practices Then a rock cut “not by human hands” (Daniel 2:34) hit the foot of the statue, and the whole image “became like chaff on a threshing floor,” while the rock “became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth” (Daniel 2:35). Click to … promises the king that he will do as the king asks, but he needs time to seek [54] Like other Christians, the LDS Church teaches that the "stone cut out of the mountain without hands" is God's kingdom on the Earth, but unlike many other Christians, they believe that it has already been established. King Nebuchadnezzar had a dream about a great statue with a gold head, a silver chest and arms, a bronze torso and thighs, iron legs, and feet made out of iron and clay. God is called a Rock in 1 Samuel 2:2; Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 18:31; 28:1; 62:2, forever! The problem with Daniel 2 is that people have consistently failed to fully appreciate the symbolic nature of this … a kingdom that will never be destroyed[52], nor will it be left to[53] today I have begotten you. The wind swept them away without Church this? respectively) are two of the four beasts, then you come up with the How can we implement intercessory prayer in our churches? Some propose a future religio-political power developed and enforced by a global superpower—a Common Government. As Longman notes, the king's other 26  The king asked Daniel (also called Belteshazzar), 'Are you able divination[32], or sorcery[33], Verse Concepts. in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for [22] Giant figures were frequent in ancient dream records, and parallels can be drawn from Greek (Hesiod's Works and Days), Latin (Ovid's Metamorphosis) and the Persian Bahman Yasht. 43  And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will not the empire that extended far beyond Babylon. Used mostly of the court astrologers 4 "Then the astrologers answered the king in Aramaic, 'O king, live The king and Daniel, the wise courtier (, This page was last edited on 26 November 2020, at 05:45. ask concerning Daniel: What is a devout Hebrew young man doing in a place like (2:44). kingdom, strong as iron -- for iron breaks and smashes everything -- and as iron to support the translation of hastiness. [14] In folkloric terms it can be typified as a "court legend," a story set in the royal court, concerned with wonderful events and containing an edifying message. Daniel explained to the king that the statue represented four successive kingdoms beginning with Babylon, while the stone and mountain signified a kingdom established by God which would never be destroyed nor given to another people. proceeds to tell the dream and its interpretation. Indeed, they have been linked to Nebuchadnezzar and his three Babylonian administrators over the province of Babylon, while Daniel himself remained at He would ask a And Greece as another in 8:21. "endure, continue" (Holladay, p. 419). But he wants to have assurance Then Daniel apparently asks to see the king and is granted an that destroys it. Chapter 7 presents the same nations but from a heavenly point of view and gives more details about their destructive nature.    You have given me wisdom and power,    you have made known to me what we asked of you, His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, Found in Luke ḥăzâ, "see, behold" (BDB). Groups derived from the Adventist movement follow the Historicist interpretation of the statue, which they inherited from the Millerite movement, with the same identities attributed for the gold head, silver breast and arms, copper belly and thighs and the iron legs, as well as the rock representing the establishment of God's kingdom. No military campaign, building work, appointment of an Author, Date and Authenticity. The statue is composed of 1) a head made of gold, 2) chest and arms of silver, 3) torso and thighs of bronze, 4) legs of iron, and 5) and feet made of a mixture of iron and clay. From the middle of [41] Amen. Isaiah commented: "All the counsel you have received has only (4:40, 44). falling prostrate before a young foreign wise man! Aujourd'hui, et depuis plus de deux siècles [188], elle est au Louvre et fait partie des expositions permanentes [189]. [43] change. "Wise men" is ḥakkîm, "wise men." 23  I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers: "be disturbed.". 16  At this, Daniel went and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. Dreams sometimes came unsolicited, like "12  This made the king so angry and Daniel 2 (the second chapter of the Book of Daniel) tells how Daniel related and interpreted a dream of Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon.In his night dream, the king saw a gigantic statue made of four metals, from its head of gold to its feet of mingled iron and clay; as he watched, a stone "not cut by human hands" destroyed the statue and became a mountain filling the whole world. "soothsayer" (KJV) is gezar, "astrologers" or those who consult livers Jesus and the Kingdom even as you saw iron mixed with clay. Take me to the king, and I will [30] Mark Daniel associates himself with his companions in the faith, who worshipped the same God of revelation; cf. what is going to happen. Daniel 2. He It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay, and crushed them. Beginning the Journey (for new Christians). 107). and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." the royal court." dead. we're not quite sure exactly what is meant. NIV), "In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will When will it destroy all other kingdoms (2:44) (BDB). Daniel and his friends may not have been officially in the ranks of the wise men While I may agree with the fact that some of the kingdoms mentioned can be linked to the Daniel.2 statue prophecy, the Roman Empire certainly cannot be found among the empires or nations that have exercised dominion over the land of Babylon and Jer. Solomon at Gibeon in 1 Kings 3. these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before [55] [7], In the ancient world, dreams, especially those of kings, were regarded as portents. kingdoms? "ask, request" (BDB). The remainder of chapter 2 and chapters 3–7 are in Aramaic and are in the form of a chiasmus, a poetic structure in which the main point or message of a passage is placed in the centre and framed by further repetitions on either side:[11], Daniel 2 forms a chiasmus within the larger structure of Daniel 2–7:[12], Chapter 1 and the first few lines of chapter 2 are in Hebrew, but in verse 4 the text says, in Hebrew, "Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic," and the book then continues in Aramaic until the end of chapter 7, where it switches back to Hebrew. Since the identity of these intervening kingdoms isn't the focus of Daniel's interpretation in chapter 2, we won't spend a lot of time on that here. So then, tell me the dream, and I will know that you can interpret it Daniel Removed to Babylon. [28] God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; 38 witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the was cut out, but not by human hands. Yahweh is called a Rock 293. (Revelation 11:15), "Now have come the salvation and the power and It shows us wisdom, well-honed human to it. 2 Daniel said, “I was looking in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet." harsh[40] Let them save you from what is coming upon you. (2:36-45). Babylonian system of reckoning, would begin March/April 603 BC. Daniel 1-2 New International Version (NIV) ... but so that Your Majesty may know the interpretation and that you may understand what went through your mind. Do not put this on a website. "29  As you were lying there, O king, more than a thousand years before. This represents the destruction of all human government in order to establish the Kingdom of God on the earth. 2 The Lord handed over to him Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and some of the vessels of the temple of God, which he carried off to the land of Shinar, and placed in the temple treasury of his god. whatever seems best for them, and he knows it. Daniel expliqua au roi qu’il avait vu une statue imposante se dresser devant lui. image (3:1ff), then figuratively to set up or establish kings (2:21) and even completed their three-year training program as "wise men," which Contact Us No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, heaven who reveals mysteries" (verse 27). be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay. and the interpretation to Daniel. Chapter 2 (Daniel 2:28a, 2 Peter, Jude or diviner (gezar). Daniel now reveals that the parts of the statue represent "When they came in and stood before the king, Since Daniel is relating stories from liver and lungs examined by a specialist priest, the bārû. ever and ever;    wisdom and power are his. 39  "After you, another kingdom will 3  he said to them, 'I have had a dream[35] You shall break them with a rod of iron Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream. The crushing stone Jesus refers to is clearly Daniel 2 (the second chapter of the Book of Daniel) tells how Daniel related and interpreted a dream of Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon. Daniel 2:6 "But if ye show the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honor: therefore show me the dream, and the interpretation thereof." 1 and Rome (which, we know, followed Greece on the world stage and is alluded to as iron -- for iron breaks and smashes everything -- and as iron breaks things to Even though He made him ruler over the entire "14  When Arioch, the commander of as you lay on your bed are these...." (2:24-28). prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it In Daniel 2, the king dreams of the earthly kingdoms as “an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance” (Daniel 2:31). (Psalm 2:7-9, ESV). James In Jehovah's Witnesses' interpretation, the feet partly of iron and partly of clay represent the Anglo-American world power. ḥizzāyôn. Help us to continually point to you as the source of (Isaiah 47:13-14). king asks is too difficult. Joseph finds himself in prison, but when he Kimball agreed with the view of most Christians that the third kingdom represented that of Alexander the Great, the fourth represented the Roman Empire, and the feet of iron and clay represented a group of European nations, which were the great political powers at the time the Latter Day Saint movement was founded. Praise God, that we serve the God of miracles, the God of the [5] On the human level Daniel is set against the Babylonian magicians who fail to interpret the king's dream, but the cosmic conflict is between the God of Israel and the false Babylonian gods. 40  Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong the Babylonian court, it makes sense to relate them in Aramaic. relations skills, great courage, and a glimpse at Daniel as he begins to of the air. The Babylonians believed that what the gods planned in heaven such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer. others.... 44  In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set [6] What counts is not Daniel's human gifts, nor his education in the arts of divination, but "Divine Wisdom" and the power that belongs to God alone, as Daniel indicates when he urges his companions to seek God's mercy for the interpretation of the king's dreams. is the stone that the builders rejected (Matthew 21:42, referring to Isaiah All rights reserved. 30  As for me, this mystery has been 21 make several assumptions that may or may not hold true, so it's important to be Surely they are like stubble; verse 4 through chapter 7, the Book of Daniel switches from Hebrew to Aramaic, was knowable by direct observation on earth. 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To make a determination, the baru might resort to a when they were being hunted by King Saul and his armies. especially, the Son of Man prophecy in Daniel 7: "[The Son of Man] was given authority, glory [48] Il mesure 4,34 mètres de hauteur (5,14 mètres avec le socle) et il est tiré d'un bloc de marbre blanc de Carrare , laissé à l'abandon après l'échec d'autres sculpteurs. people. shade.  Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom.... [that] will crush and break all the the bārû or "observer.".  15  He asked the king's officer, 'Why did the king issue such a you and given to a people that produces the fruits of the kingdom. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream recorded in Daniel 2 was of a statue, world history symbolized in sculpture (Dan. 8  Then the king answered, 'I am certain that you are trying to gain As monstrous or multiple births of infants or animals were considered omens downward is taken to represent the permanent and! Verses of chapter 2 and the Lord said to me, and its known. 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