The king goes to the lions’ den the next morning (Dan 6:19-6:20)

“Then at daybreak,

The king got up.

He hurried

To the den of lions.

When he came near

The den,

Where Daniel was,

He cried out anxiously

To Daniel.

‘O Daniel!

Servant of the living God!

Has your God,

Whom you faithfully serve,

Been able

To deliver you

From the lions?’”

The next morning, the king got up at the crack of dawn. He hurried to the to the lions’ den, where Daniel was. He then cried out to Daniel, as he called him the servant of the living God. He wanted to know if his God, whom he faithfully served, had saved him from the lions overnight. This story of Daniel in the lions’ den was probably based on a classic Babylonian folk-tale. However, the overlay of the God of Daniel was unique.

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