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Daniel’s Hope in God
Daniel 6:6-27 Commentary
by Roger Nam
The beginning of the advent season takes us to Daniel 6. In the midst of the Persian Empire, diasporic Judeans struggle to maintain their fidelity to God.
The figure of Daniel has emerged as “distinguished” due to his “excellent spirit” (Daniel 6:2). Consequently, he holds a place of responsibility in the imperial court. At the same time, he is still an outsider due to his devotion to the Lord. The passage alternates between three points of view throughout the chapter.
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NL242: Daniel's Hope in God
November 27, 2016
This Narrative Lectionary podcast discusses Daniel 6:6-27, the reading for Nov. 27, 2016.