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captives taken at Jerusalem and carried to Babylon, who were the most prominent?
"Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah,
Mishael, and Azariah." Dan. 1:6.
"In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, came Nebuchadnezzar
king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it." Dan. 1:1.
sleep to depart from Nebuchadnezzar?
"And in 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 say?
'The 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?
"For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded
to destroy all the wise men of Babylon." Dan. 2:12.
suffering the consequences of the decree, what did Daniel do?
"Then 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
"Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision."
Daniel was brought in before the king, what question was asked him?
"Art 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?
"There 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?
"Thou, O 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?
"This 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?
"Thou 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 took
"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
"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 kingdom given?
"Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. "
By what symbol
is the Medo-Persian empire elsewhere represented?
"The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and
Persia." Dan. 8:20.
What beast was
seen to come against him?
"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?
"And it 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.
indicated by the mixture of clay and iron in the feet and toes?
"And 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." Dan. 2:45.