Daniel Chapter One

Below are your questions for our Bible study of Daniel chapter one.

The idea here is that you would study chapter one of Daniel in order to answer the questions.  Ideally, you will be in a small group and meet at the conclusion of your weekly study to answer the questions, compare your answers, and learn together with insights gained from your study.

The questions are designed to help you study the first chapter of Daniel over a five day period.  It's assumed you would meet with your group on the sixth or seventh day to discuss the answers you've come up with and compare notes. 

Day One


1. Read Jeremiah 26:1-6.  From this reading, why did God allow Nebuchadnezzar to destroy Jerusalem and the temple and take his chosen people captive? 

2.  Read 2 Chronicles 36:4-8 and 2 Kings 23:34-37, 24:1-7.  What do we learn from these texts about King Jehoiakim?

God had granted Daniel kindness and compassion from the chief eunuch

Daniel 1:9

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Day Two


1.  What are the eight characteristics that King Nebuchadnezzar used to describe the Israelites to Ashpenaz?

2.  Of course God is the main character in the Book of Daniel.  Who are the other eight characters named in Daniel Chapter one?

Day Three

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1.  Does the book of Daniel make a case for a vegetarian diet being a godly idea?

2.  Why might one think that the guard provided the requested diet either with or without Ashpenz’s knowledge?

Day Four

1.  How is Daniel seen as the leader of the four Israelites mentioned in Daniel Chapter 1?

2.  How (and why) do you think Daniel received the ability to interpret visions and dreams?

Day Five

1.  Who are the seven people God interacts with in Daniel Chapter 1?

2.  What should or can we do today like Daniel did to ensure that we won’t defile ourselves with the world we live in?

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