1) The king not trusting the wise men of Babylon that he inherited from his father asked them a question. If they didn’t answer it correctly they would be “cut into pieces.” (Remember this for the future) What was the question and why could they not answer it?
2) How did the king respond?
3) What did Daniel do next?
4) Carefully look at how Daniel answered God. What can you personally learn from it?
5) Looking at verse 20b, 21-22, how many different praises are given?
6) Verse 23 a verse of thankfulness, how many are there?
7) What are the differences between Daniel and Arioch in verses 24 & 25?
8) Do you see in verse 25?
9) In verse 27 Daniel gave the same answers as the other wise men. What are the differences?
10) As you look at the prophecy in verses 29-35, what is it and what other places in the bible can you use to validate it?
11) Going over the last 7 words of verse 35, where else in your bible is this described?
12) As you look at verse 42, are you iron mixed with ceramic clay? (Better check in with God)
13) Where else have you read of “seed of men”?
14) Using verse 44 to assist with the prophecy, how does this help in your research for the other verses to validate the prophecy?
15) Looking at verses 46-48, how does the king react to what Daniel has said?
16) How does verse 48 impact the future?
17) Verse 49 is interesting on more than one level, as you look back over the last few verses quite a few things have happened. What are they?
18) What does “gate of the king” mean?