The third chapter of Daniel opens with Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, making a statue of gold that is around 90 feet high. One cannot help but wonder if this is because of his dream that we read about in chapter 2 where he saw a great statue and Daniel interpreted the head of gold as representing Nebuchadnezzar and his empire. So the king gathers all of his officials for the dedication of this image. Then the proclamation is made that the people are commanded to fall down and worship the image when the music plays. Whoever does not bow down and worship will be immediately cast into a furnace of blazing fire.
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