This collection of my essays shouldn't be construed simply as a compendium of my writingsobservationsand commentaries. In fact, if that's how they do play to you, then I would have failed in my intention to make them available. Rather, what I have in mind is to engage with you in conversations for transformation such that in the reading of each one, you have an experience of a way of being transformed just by allowing their words to ripple through the oceans of your listening.
Daniel 3[ edit ] Daniel 3 forms part of a chiasmus a poetic structure in which the main point or message of a passage is placed in the centre and framed by further repetitions on either side within Danielpaired with Daniel 6the story of Daniel in the lions' den: The story of the fiery furnace does not include Daniel, while the story of the lions' den does not include Daniel's friends; the first story takes place under Nebuchadnezzar and the second under Darius; and in the first story the disobedience to the earthly ruler takes place in public, while in the second Daniel petitions God in private.
The stories thus supplement each other to make the point that the God of the Jews will deliver those who are faithful to him. The legendary nature of the story is revealed by the liberal use of hyperbole - the size of the statue, the use of every kind of music, the destruction of the executioners, and the king's rage followed by his confession of the superiority of the God of Israel.
The plot is a type known in folklore as "the disgrace and rehabilitation of a minister," the plot of which involves a man in a state of prosperity who is sentenced to death or prison by the plots of his enemies but vindicated and restored to honour.
Their reply is the theological high point of the story: Interpretation[ edit ] Daniel's absence from the tale of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego suggests that it may originally have been an independent story. Shadrach's name is possibly derived from Shudur Aku "Command of Aku the moon god ", Meshach is probably a variation of Mi-sha-aku, meaning "Who is as Aku is?
The word "Dura" where the statue is erected means simply "plain" or "fortress" and is not any specific place; the Greek historian Herodotus mentions a golden image of the god Bel in Babylon, but the gigantic size of this statue might suggest that its origins lie in folklore.
The Orthodox also commemorate them on the two Sundays before the Nativity of Christ. The reading of the story of the fiery furnace, including the song, is prescribed for the vesperal Divine Liturgy celebrated by the Orthodox on Holy Saturday.
Likewise, the three are commemorated as prophets in the Calendar of Saints of the Lutheran Church on December 17 with Daniel. In popular culture[ edit ] This section does not cite any sources.
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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are figures from chapter 3 of the Book of Daniel, three Hebrew men thrown into a fiery furnace by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, when they refuse to bow down to the king's image; the three are preserved from harm and the king sees four men walking in the flames, "the fourth like a son of God"..
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