Harry Whittaker
Studies in the Gospels

246. "Of Whom Speaketh the Prophet This?"

In the light of this part of the resurrection story it is pertinent to consider whether the following words were written regarding Daniel or concerning Christ:

Daniel 6

v. 3.
An excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
v. 4.
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
v. 10.
He kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God.
v. 14.
Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.
v. l 6.
They brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions.
v. 17.
And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that there might be no change of purpose concerning Daniel.
v. 22.
My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lion's mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. Also "a vision" of angels (Lk. 24:23) = Dan. 9:21; 10:1,7,8,16 only.
v. 23.
So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his God.
v. 24.
And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, and their children, and their wives.
v. 26.
I make a decree, that in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God and steadfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be unto the end.
v. 27.
He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth.
So this Daniel prospered.

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