God‘s Story Podcast

Alastair Roberts on Daniel 3

May 11, 2022

Brent talks to Alastair Roberts of the Theopolis Institute in the States.

How is Nebuchadnezzar’s worship a parody of God’s Temple worship and who is the fourth man? 

  • (0:26) The conflict of Empires in Daniel;
  • (4:10) What happens in chapter 3;
  • (5:50) Nebuchadnezzar’s image and what it represents
  • (8:17) Nebuchadnezzar’s confusion between God’s reign and human rule;
  • (9:19) Nebuchadnezzar’s religious worship a parody of God’s Temple worship;
  • (10:15) Humour and satire in Daniel 3; 
  • (11:50) The role of music in the chapter;
  • (15:00) Nebuchadnezzar’s officials and the Levites in the Old Testament system;
  • (18:15) Numbers in the text – 7;
  • (19:45) Who is the fourth man?
  • (22:45) Who is the Angel of the Lord?  

Links mentioned in this episode:

Alastairs Adversaria

Theopolis Institute

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