4 0 4 1 1 4:1 Nabuchodonosor, etc: These last three verses are a kind of preface to the following chapter, which is written in the style of an epistle from the king. 4 1 4 1 1 4:8 Baltassar, according to the name of my god: He says this, because the name of Baltassar, or Belteshazzar, is derived from the name of Bel, the chief god of the Babylonians. 4 8 4 1 1 4:13 A watcher: A vigilant angel, perhaps the guardian of Israel. 4 13 4 1 1 4:16 Let his heart be changed, etc: It does not appear by scripture that Nabuchodonosor was changed from human shape; much less that he was changed into an ox; but only that he lost his reason, and became mad; and in this condition remained abroad in the company of beasts, eating grass like an ox, till his hair grew in such manner as to resemble the feathers of eagles, and his nails to be like birds' claws. 4 16 4 1 1 4:37 I, Nabuchodonosor, do now, etc: From this place some commentators infer that this king became a true convert, and dying not long after, was probably saved. 4 37 4 1 1 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8 THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims: da 4:1

THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Notes on Prophecy of Daniel (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

4:1 Nabuchodonosor, etc: These last three verses are a kind of preface to the following chapter, which is written in the style of an epistle from the king.



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