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Is the Prophet Daniel God?

 By Sami Zaatari

 

   

It was quite common to often find Christians claiming Jesus is God based on the fact he was worshipped, and he did not reject that worship. Christian's assume that as a result of this, this then makes Jesus God. However, what is interesting, is that given this criteria, this would then also make the prophet Daniel God. The reason I say this is because:


1- In the book of Daniel, the prophet Daniel was worshiped

2- The prophet Daniel did not reject this worship neither.


So with that said, we now quote the relevant passages:


Daniel 2: 46-49:

46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. 47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. 48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon. 49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.

 

So note, Daniel is worshiped by the king, and Daniel does not reject this worship neither. So based on the Christian's argument, this makes the prophet Daniel God as well.

Now just incase Christians want to argue I used a bad translation, I will quote other Bible translations which say the same thing. The Biblical translation I used was the King James Bible.


Other translations:

American Standard Version

46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odors unto him. 47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth your God is the God of gods, and the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou hast been able to reveal this secret. 48 Then the king made Daniel great, and gave him many great gifts, and made him to rule over the whole province of Babylon, and to be chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon. 49 And Daniel requested of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel was in the gate of the king.

 

New Revised Standard Version

46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, worshiped Daniel, and commanded that a grain offering and incense be offered to him. 47 The king said to Daniel, Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery! 48 Then the king promoted Daniel, gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon. 49 Daniel made a request of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego over the affairs of the province of Babylon. But Daniel remained at the king's court.

 

New King James version

46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, prostrate before Daniel, and commanded that they should present an offering and incense to him. 47 The king answered Daniel, and said, “Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.” 48 Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief administrator over all the wise men of Babylon. 49 Also Daniel petitioned the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego over the affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel sat in the gate[e] of the king.

 

New Living Translation Version

46Then King Nebuchadnezzar bowed to the ground before Daniel and worshiped him, and he commanded his people to offer sacrifices and burn sweet incense before him. 47The king said to Daniel, "Truly, your God is the God of gods, the Lord over kings, a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this secret."
48Then the king appointed Daniel to a high position and gave him many valuable gifts. He made Daniel ruler over the whole province of Babylon, as well as chief over all his wise men. 49At Daniel's request, the king appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to be in charge of all the affairs of the province of Babylon, while Daniel remained in the king's court.

 

Also to arabic speakers, visit this link http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%202%20;&version=28;

 

Read verse 46 for yourself, and you will see the same thing.

So now thats 5 english translations, and one arabic translation which all say Daniel was worshipped. Also in all of them Daniel does not reject this worship. So therefore, in light of the Christian criteria, this makes the prophet Daniel God.

 

 

 

 

 

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