Daniel 3

  • Posted on: 5 March 2013
  • By: randy

Fiery Furnace

  • How quickly the king forgot his own words, end of chapter two.
  • Egotistical.
  • Multiple loyalties to gods no conflict.
  • God Nabu or Nebo; in his name.

v. 1

  • Not solid gold; leaf.
  • Bowing to Nebo equated to a pledge of allegiance to Nebuchadnezzar

v. 2

  • Extract an oath of loyalty from leaders
  • Large hierarchy of rulers

v. 8-12

  • Chaldean nobles, not mere astrologers
  • contempt for the three men's nationality

v. 13-15

  • Compare to Paul's statement in Acts 20:24

v. 16-18

  • "If our God exists, whom we worship, he is able to deliver us from the furnace..."
  • Nebuchadnezzar picking a fight with Yahweh

v. 19-23

  • Bellows under the furnace
  • See Hebrews 11:34