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General questions and notes about: Daniel


Question:    Was Daniel castrated because he was an official in the palace of the king of Babylon?

Answer:    While the bible does not give detaikl on this, all the evidence points to the fact that Daniel was probably castrated.

First this was a very common practice of this era. They castrated young captivites and put them to work either in palace or in other tasks.
Castration served two purposes, they could be trusted around Babylonian women and castration at a young age usually resulted in a large powerful body.

Second we see Daniel and his three friends under the control of the chief of the enuches. While it is possible they were put there while yet whole it is very unlikely.

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 Questions and/or Subjects for Daniel   Author    Date
 Daniel's age when taken captive? chp.1:6 (?)
  gachipman   Sat 05/3/03, 8:07am
 may be from the book of David (?)
  keito518   Wed 10/1/03, 7:38am
 Where in Daniel that supports this? (?)
  kyd37   Sat 11/15/03, 10:43am
 Who was the fourth beast? (?)
  biblesearcher   Mon 02/16/04, 2:18pm
 What would this sound like? (?)
  CDBJ   Wed 03/3/04, 12:53pm
 Where's Daniel?! (?)
  calmrage   Wed 03/24/04, 7:36pm
 Daniel castrated (?)
  lsrey   Fri 06/4/04, 7:48pm
 While the bible does not give detaikl on...
  EdB   Fri 06/4/04, 10:28pm
 more about Daniel (?)
  lsrey   Sat 06/5/04, 3:57am
 D. J. Wiseman, Chronicles of the Chaldea...
  EdB   Sat 06/5/04, 7:24am
 "son of God" vs. "son of Man" (?)
  lookN4luv   Thu 09/9/04, 6:31pm
  tiffi   Mon 11/1/04, 10:20am
 Bible study on Daniel (?)
  pbp   Sat 01/15/05, 2:22pm

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