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*** Among the
captives taken at Jerusalem and carried to Babylon, who were the most
among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah,
Mishael, and Azariah.” Dan. 1:6.
*** Who was Nebuchadnezzar?
third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, came Nebuchadnezzar
king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.” Dan. 1:1.
*** What caused
sleep to depart from Nebuchadnezzar?
the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed
dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from
him.” Dan. 2:1.
*** When he
applied to his magicians for an interpretation of his dream, what did they
Chaldeans answered before the king, and said. There is not a man upon the
earth that can shew the king’s matter... And it is a rare thing that the
king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the
king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh. ” Dan. 2:10, 11.
*** In his anger, what decree did the king make?
this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to
destroy all the wise men of Babylon.” Dan. 2:12.
*** To avoid
suffering the consequences of the decree, what did Daniel do?
Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and
that he would shew the king the interpretation.” Dan. 2:16.
*** After he and
his three companions had prayed to God about the matter, how was the
interpretation made known?
“Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision.” Dan. 2:19.
when Daniel was brought in before the king, what question was asked him?
thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the
interpretation thereof?” Dan. 2:26.
*** What humble and impressive
answer did Daniel return?
is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and
maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter
days.” Dan. 1:28.
*** What had the
king seen in his dream?
king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose
brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was
terrible.” Dan. 2:31.
*** Of what were
the different parts of the image composed?
image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his
belly and his thighs of brass, his legs of iron, his feet part
of iron and part of clay.” Dan. 2:32, 33.
*** What did the king see happen
to the image?
sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image
upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to
pieces.” Dan. 2:34.
*** What then
“Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and
gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer
threshing floors;... and the stone that smote the image became a great
mountain, and filled the whole earth.” Dan. 2:35.
*** Having told
the dream, how did Daniel proceed to explain the head of gold?
“Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a
kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of
men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he
given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou are
this head of go/d.” Dan. 2:37, 38.
*** What was to
be the nature of the next kingdom after Babylon?
“After thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee.” Dan. 2:39, first part.
*** Who was the
last Babylonian king?
“In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. And Darius
the Median took the kingdom, bring about threescore and two years old.” Dan. 5:30, 31; see verses 1, 2.
*** To whom was Belshazzar’s
“Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. ” Dan. 5:28.
*** By what
symbol is the Medo-Persian empire elsewhere represented?
which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and
Persia.” Dan. 8:20.
*** What beast was seen to come
“An he-goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth...
And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing
before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.” Dan. 8:5-6.
*** What was the
result of this contest?
“And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he
was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two
horns... Therefore the he-goat waxed very great.” Dan.8:7-8.
*** What did the
“And the rough goat is the king of Grecia.” Dan. 8:21.
*** By what is
Grecia represented in the image?
“And another third kingdom of brass,
which shall bear rule over all the earth.” Dan.2:39.
*** What is said
of the fourth kingdom?
“And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as
iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things:
and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and
bruise.” Dan. 2:40.
*** Where is
such a power brought to view?
came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar
Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.” Luke 2:1.
*** What was
indicated by the mixture of clay and iron in the feet and toes?
whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potter’s clay, and part of
iron, the kingdom shall be divided.” Dan 2:41.
*** What is to
take place in the days of these kings?
“And in the days of these
kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be
destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it
shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand
forever.” Dan. 2:44.
*** Can there be
any doubt regarding the fulfillment of this prophecy?
“The great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter:
and the dream is certain, and the interpretation there of sure.”
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