For Good Friday, I explore some of the parallels between Jesus and Daniel.
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Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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2 thoughts on “Jesus in the Lions’ Den”
Thank you so much for this great video Alastair! I have one question. You are talking about that Babylon is a lion’s den! Babylon is after all a lion in Dan 7. But isn’t the lion’s den in Dan 6 in Medo-Persia rather than Babylon? Can we still infer that Babylon is a lion’s den?
The lion’s den is Babylon. It happens in the first year of Darius’s reign, which is associated with the fulfilment of the prophecy of Jeremiah (9:1-2). The significance of the event is mostly in Daniel being taken out of the lion’s den, which has only just ceased to be the lion’s den that it once was.