Reply To: Analyze one of the supplementary Bible passages in light of the course content. Do you see evidence of the Hebraic map? Did anything about the passage surprise you? Was there any part of the passage that stuck out to you in particular?
Whenever I read Daniel, I am amazed at his long-term faithfulness. He was probably in his teens when he was exiled. It would be easy enough to think that he would just settle in and make the best of his life in his new land. In today’s world, we see turnover of leadership every few years when the president or other leaders change. Yet Daniel retained some influential roles when empires changed. Not only that, his conduct led to testimonies by these new rulers who recognized the power of Daniel’s God. One day, it would be thrilling to hear what impact he may have had on Cyrus to allow the Jews to return to the promised land.