The authority of the subsequent kingdoms diminishes, though in fact their size increases. Daniel interprets the kings dream superbook duration. According to the book of daniel, the king saw an enormous statue made of four. King nebuchadnezzar of babylon decided to build a giant statue made of gold. At certain times, god has used dreams to communicate with people.
You have previously said that the persian monetary system was based on gold, the greeks used silver and the romans began with bronze. King nebuchadnezzars gold statue crafting the word of god. Your majesty had a vision of a statue, very large and extremely bright. I completed the book of daniel in my bible reading schedule this year, then i settled back on chapter 2 for a closer look. Ive had some tell meive read it through five times and still dont understand much of it. As he watched, a stone not cut by human hands destroyed the statue and became a mountain filling the whole world.
In daniels context the term referred to history going forward. Daniel also called belteshazzar is called in to interpret the dream that king nebuchadnezzar of babylon had. When they came in and stood before the king, 3 he said to them, i have had a dream that troubles me and i. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. Though daniel interpreted nebuchadnezzars dream and was even promoted. One day, king nebuchadnezzar of babylon wanted his dream interpreted. Daniel after seeking god got the correct interpretation the dream that king nebuchadnezzar of babylon wanted to be interpreted.
The great image that god revealed to nebuchadnezzar in a dream was interpreted by the prophet daniel. Daniel chapter 2 is a great revelation to us concerning the antichrist and his system by showing us parallels to the antichrists kingdom and the statue in nebuchadnezzars dream. Nebuchadnezzar requires wise men to tell his dream 2. Nebuchadnezzars dream bible story, verses and summary. Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of nebuchadnezzars dream in daniel, chapter 2. King nebuchadnezzar has a dream superbook duration. But the stone that struck the statue became a large mountain that filled the entire earth. But the king told daniel not to let the dream trouble him, so he went ahead and gave his interpretation.
I understand the statue as the timeline of the world empires and through the establishment of gods kingdom. Each succeeding metal is less valuable, but each succeeding metal is stronger, as each empire was more powerful than the last. Daniel tells a king the meaning of his dream catholic courier. What is the meaning of nebuchadnezzars dream in daniel 2. A threeminute powerful video with amazing graphics on the ancient prophecy concerning the coming of christs kingdom as recorded in the bible book of daniel. Faq what was daniels interpretation of nebuchadnezzar. Print nebuchadnezzar dreams nebuchadnezzars dream activities nebuchadnezzar statue devotional. Its golden head represented the current babylonian empire. Daniel 2 the second chapter of the book of daniel tells how daniel interpreted a dream of nebuchadnezzar ii, king of babylon. The great image in nebuchadnezzars dream united church. Daniel in babylon, and nebuchadnezzars dream daniel 2. King nebuchadnezzar wanted this particular interpreted by his royal advisers without been given the dream. The image of nebuchadnezzar in these days when prophecy is so rapidly fulfilling before our eyes the implications of daniels words are intensely interesting for serious bible students. It was bright, excellent and terrible, and foretold the sequence of coming world empires.
Posted on march 21, 20 updated on february 3, 2016. Nebuchadnezzars dream of the great image what does this story mean and how does it apply to my life. Nebuchadnezzar was the second king of the eleventh dynasty of the neobabylonian empire, whose capital was babylon. They believed that god was able to keep them from harm and. Daniels interpretation, given to him by god, explains that the statue.
He was fully aware that that judgment had fallen on king nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzars dream and daniels interpretation daniel 2. In this bible story, daniel interpreted a dream of nebuchadnezzar, king of babylon, in which the king saw a giant statue made of four metals. Nebuchadnezzars dream in the second year of his reign, nebuchadnezzar had. That actually described the biblical story of the dream of nebuchadnezzars statue interpreted by daniel. Nebuchadnezzars second dream is even stranger, especially because its written in first person. The terrorist attack on the world trade center towers in new york city, and the voluminous media coverage, carried me away for more than a week. The book of daniel, though its likely derived from some oral traditions and legends that had been floating around for a long time, was put together in its final form sometime around 165 bce, when the israelites were squabbling with the evil antiochus iv epiphanes, a leftover greek general jockeying for influence in the postalexanderthegreat era. Nebuchadnezzars first dream daniel 2 the redeemed mind.
William brassey hole english artist, 18461917, detail from, daniel interprets the dream of nebuchadnezzar, oil on canvas. It shows us wisdom, wellhoned human relations skills, great courage, and a glimpse at daniel as he begins to exercise. He then asked all the people to bow down and worship it. Nebuchadnezzar and dream daniel 3 this is an informal bible study, and all we try to do is open the scriptures where anybody can understand them. You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. Daniel stated that nebuchadnezzar ii was the king of kings, the head of gold dan. This is the last verse before daniel begins his interpretation of this dream. Catholic charities 100th anniversary death of pope john paul ii. Daniel was very troubled by the kings second dream and did not say anything for a short time before he spoke up. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them. Appearing before king nebuchadnezzar, daniel told the king that there is a god in heaven who reveals secrets, and that he had revealed to daniel not only the dream, but its interpretation verse 28. Daniel 2 new international version niv nebuchadnezzar s dream. Now we will set forth before the king its interpretation. Nebuchadnezzar normally relayed his dreams content to these advisors, but he was so alarmed by the dream that he wanted to be absolutely sure of its meaning.
Advance your knowledge of scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and study bible notes. What i am giving you are the notes that i put together in order to lead a bible study on daniel chapter 2. God then revealed both the kings dream and its meaning in a vision to daniel. If you assume that the four beasts of daniel 7 correspond to the four parts to the statue in nebuchadnezzar s dream in daniel 2 and that the ram and hegoat of daniel 8 identified as medopersia and greece respectively are two of the four beasts, then you come up with the following sequence. Nebuchadnezzar had a dream in which he saw a great, awesome statue. The king saw a gigantic statue made of four metals, from its gold head to its feet of mingled iron and clay. This section represented the empire of babylon, of which. Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of. Daniel 2 new international version niv nebuchadnezzars dream. What empires did those parts of the statue represent, and what was the historical time frame of those empires. But, then, to contemplate the implications anywhere past the ankles should be most unsettling for us exciting, comforting, hopeinspiring yet good unsettling. We offer our images on either museum quality art paper or canvas. Daniel 2 tells how daniel interpreted nebuchadnezzar s dream, in which god provided an overview of world events in the millennia yet to come.
Nebuchadnezzar dream interpreted by daniel chapters 2. Sure, nebuchadnezzar is able to get glimpses of the truth. Daniel explained to the king that the statue represented four successive kingdoms beginning with babylon, while the stone and mountain. After nebuchadnezzar seeing the image in his dream and knowing that he is the head of gold, he goes ahead and makes the image not of gold, silver, brass. Daniel 2 names of god bible nog nebuchadnezzars dream about a statue made of four metals.
Daniel 1 introduces nebuchadnezzar as the king who takes daniel and other hebrew youths into captivity in babylon, to be trained in the learning and the tongue of the chaldeans. Do you think your research into the world monetary system confirms that interpretation. Daniel, chapter 2 god interprets nebuchadnezzars dream. Because the statue was a representation of the future, we have progressed through all the kingdoms of the statue and are now living in the time of the ten toesthe last kingdom to ever wield power on earth. Everyone bowed down before the statue, but daniels three friends did not. It is important to note that there is no hint of timing or chronology in the dream that nebuchadnezzar received. The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. He ruled for 22 years according to the babylonian king list c, and was the most prominent monarch of this dynasty.
His kingdom, together with ancient egypt and the median empire. It basically describes the statues utter destruction as a result of the rock hitting its feet. Daniel chapter two talks about the statue in nebuchadnezzars dream. God uses daniel to interpret the kings dream conclusion in daniel 2, gods plan for human history is seen from babylon to the return of christ and his rule upon the earth. Nebuchadnezzar was awed by the dream and its meaning but. Daniel 2 tells how daniel interpreted nebuchadnezzars dream, in which god provided an overview of world events in the millennia yet to come. Some say we are living in the time of the big toe of. One of those people was king nebuchadnezzar of babylon. Nebuchadnezzars dream activities adventures in mommydom.
Daniel interprets the kings dream which foretells four kingdoms, which are ultimately destroyed by a. Simply rightclick the image and save to your computer. God revealed the same governments to a believer, daniel, in form of beasts which is gods perspective of these governments as seeing in daniel chapter 7. Fter young daniel and his free friends were numbered among the wise men in babylon, one night the king had a very strange dream. Enjoy our free coloring page, nebuchadnezzars statue. Daniel 2 niv nebuchadnezzars dream in the bible gateway. Select from 27569 printable crafts of cartoons, nature, animals, bible and many more. In nebuchadnezzars second year, daniel interprets the kings dream of a huge image as gods prediction of the rise and fall of world powers, starting with.
Perhaps the living bible puts it in the clearest way when it quotes nebuchadnezzar as saying, i tell you the dream is gone i cant remember it daniel 2. Daniel and his three friends, shadrach, meshach, and abednego, were all taken to babylon. Shadrach, meshach, and abednego were remembering the promises of god. Daniel interprets king nebuchadnezzars dream of the statue. Daniel 2 gw nebuchadnezzars dream about a statue bible.
After daniel interprets his statue dream for him, nebby declares truly, your god is god of gods and lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery. King nebuchadnezzars dream was a prophecy about kingdoms throughout history. Historically, and in daniels story, king nebuchadnezzar ii was often bad news for. Daniel 2 tells how daniel interpreted nebuchadnezzars dream, in which. Coloring page 2018 for nebuchadnezzars dream coloring page, you can see nebuchadnezzars dream coloring page and more pictures for coloring page 2018 at children coloring. The image in the dream daniel the prophet books countdown to. Daniel 2 tells how daniel interpreted a dream of nebuchadnezzar ii, king of babylon. Use this quiz and worksheet to easily assess how much you know about king nebuchadnezzar in the bible. Anyone could invent a meaning they could attach to the dreams symbols, but to give the dream itself without help from the dreamer was a sign of clear inspiration by god. What do the four parts of the statue in nebuchadnezzars. Gold is the metal of highest value in nebuchadnezzars dream. The babylonians kept extensive dream books that would help with interpretations. Daniel interprets the dream of nebuchadnezzar goodsalt. When he awoke from the dream he could not go to sleep again.1170 955 1305 208 1512 338 183 659 1594 112 998 606 1230 936 1615 545 237 388 275 990 262 118 161 844 530 399 876 674 1437 189 921 1110 799 342 1412 667 626 474 258 239 245 153 2 782 745 410 62 1269 145