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The Ordinaries - Part 8: Daniel
People love Bible stories, because they involve ordinary people doing extraordinary things—with the help of God. Our summer series, The Ordinaries, will explore examples & lessons from some of the most beloved Old Testament Bible stories.
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The Ordinaries - Part 8: Daniel [August 19, 2018] Tim Haring

Problem: We often compromise our convictions
Solution: Don’t be like muddied waters
Don’t be like muddied waters
Daniel’s name signifies “God is my judge”; Hananiah, “Yahweh is gracious”; Mishael, “who is what God is?” (the idea being that there is no god like the God of Israel); and Azariah, “Yahweh has helped” or “will help.” These probably were common Hebrew names, and all four appear elsewhere in the Old Testament.[1]
– S.R. Miller

[1] Miller, S. R. (1994). Daniel (Vol. 18, p. 64). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
[Daniel’s new name probably meant], “Bel, protect his life!”Hananiah was called “Shadrach,” most likely signifying “command of Aku,” the moon god. Mishael received the name “Meshach,” which seems to represent “who is what Aku is?” being the pagan equivalent to the Hebrew Mishael, “who is what God is?” Azariah’s name was changed to Abednego, “servant of Nebo.[1]
– Daniel Archer

[1] Miller, S. R. (1994). Daniel (Vol. 18, p. 65). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
Believers today may disagree with official policies and even with each other, but they should follow Daniel’s example in disagreeing in an agreeable fashion.[1]
– Miller

[1] Miller, S. R. (1994). Daniel (Vol. 18, p. 67). Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.

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