Ezekiel and Daniel


The Vision of Ezekiel COLLANTES

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/c/collante/vision.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting and a description.

Ezekiel Saw The Wheel UNKNOWN BIBLE ILLUSTRATOR (c. 1165)

See http://www.dartmouth.edu/~matc/math5.geometry/unit9/unit9.html for the source of the above photograph of the Bible illustration.


Daniel was one of the chosen young Jews who were taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar to be trained in Babylon.  In the second year of the king’s reign, he had some disturbing dreams.   None of his wise men could provide an interpretation, so he ordered that they all be killed.  Daniel was in training as a wise man, and, not wanting that particular fate, prayed about the matter and was able to interpret the dream to the king’s satisfaction.  Daniel 2.  Daniel 4:31-34 tells us that Nebuchadnezzar became a madman.  In the following painting, Blake picks up on that theme.

Nebuchadnezzar BLAKE (1795)

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebuchadnezzar_(Blake) for the source of the above photograph of the engraving with pen, ink and watercolor and a description.

Daniel 5 tells us that King Belshazar gave a banquet, during which a finger wrote something on the wall.  Daniel provided an interpretation of it.

Belshazzar’s Feast REMBRANDT (1635)

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belshazzar’s_Feast_(Rembrandt) for the source of the above photograph of the painting and an excellent description of it and its background.

In Daniel 6, we read that Daniel and his friends were successful in their training, which caused some jealousy among others.  Understanding that Daniel was a righteous man, they also understood that they could entrap him only if it related to his God.  So, they conspired and obtained a decree of King Darius that if anyone prayed to any god other than King Darius, that person should be thrown into the lions’ den.

Daniel and the Lion BERNINI (1655)

See http://www.wga.hu/art/b/bernini/gianlore/sculptur/1650/daniel.jpg for the source of the above photograph of the sculpture.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gian_Lorenzo_Bernini for a description of the significance of Bernini’s work.

Daniel in the Lion’s Den RUBENS (1614/1616)

See http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg45/gg45-50298.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting and a description.

Daniel 7-10 describes Daniel’s vision.

The Vision of Daniel DROST (1650)

See http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/d/drost/visionda.html for the source of the above photograph of the painting.

Daniel MICHELANGELO (1505)

See http://www.artbible.info/art/large/75.html for the source of the above photograph of the fresco.

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