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if i make my bed in hell

behold, thou art there

day 843, daniel 1
tb | jesus loved me this i know
dreamhugs wrote in jesusfeels
- The Scriptures have lot of different stories from the Babylonian occupation.

- Oh, their names apparently included syllables meaning God (El), or the Lord God (Yah), and of the names they were given (the names, oddly enough, we tend to refer to them by), some included the names of Babylonian gods. (This from the NCV Youth Bible sidelight.) It's an interesting aspect of occupation and oppression and destruction of a culture - taking their sacred things and appropriating them, replacing their identity (their very names) with Babylonian identity.

- It's interesting that God is often given as the reason for people's kindness - God working on hearts.

- God blessing Daniel by helping them to remain clean and be healthier, even, than the others.

- God giving them wisdom and talents, and supernatural gifts - understanding visions and dreams.