Me, My Selfie, and I

Although this blog has only made it through Daniel 6, I’ve been commentary writing in Daniel 7 for weeks already. (Someone’s paying me to do that, while none of my five blog readers has sent me any money to get a new post up, already. You can see where my priorities are.) Daniel 7 is…

My Most Unlikely Date

It wasn’t my most memorable date (that would require something worse than puking or better than a limo), but it was my most unlikely date. After three failed attempts to find company for a friend’s swing band concert, I was about to give up and just stay home. Then, strangely, Harry came to mind. I…

The Worst Penmanship Lesson Ever

Bye-bye Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. Hello, Belshazzar. Welcome, everyone else, to a new chapter in Daniel! The bad guy of Daniel 5, Belshazzar is just a blip in the Bible. This chapter is the only place he appears (and he’s a pretty hard-to-find guy in the ancient Near East altogether), but he makes a big impression.…

A Slow Learner Is Still a Learner

It’s (past) time to bring Daniel 4 to a close and bid fond farewell to Nebuchadnezzar. (He actually does show up posthumously in the next chapter, but he’s a distant memory there, which turns out to be part of Belshazzar’s problem. But, I am getting ahead of myself.) I rather like the pompous, short-fused, crazy…