This study of Daniel Ch1 was given by pastor Barry Forder on 25th April 2021 at Calvary Chapel Portsmouth’s online family service.
DANIEL CHAPTER 1
The book of Daniel opens with an historical statement. Critics of the Bible (and of the book of Daniel in particular) try to deny that this really happened, yet it is a matter of historical record that Jews were deported to Babylon. For the previous 150 years or so, Israel had been preparing for invasion. Initially the threat of Assyria loomed – the Northern kingdom of Israel had been carried away to Assyria in 722 B.C. – now the might of Babylon posed an imminent threat to remaining southern kingdom of Judah. It is inconceivable that Judah would have let its finest young people and wealth be taken to Babylon without putting up a struggle. The writings of Berosus and Josephus, along with the accounts in Kings, Chronicles and Daniel all support the fact that Nebuchadnezzar did come into Israel (Judah) early in the reign of king Jehiokim; Berosus and Josephus also unite with Chronicles and Daniel in affirming that captives – including Israel’s finest – were taken from Judea to Babylon at this time.
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