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"They Shall Make Thee To Eat Grass As Oxen"

(Magill's Quotations in Context)

Context: King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia, after his sages have failed to explain a dream for him, calls in Daniel, an exile of Judah who is famed for his ability to interpret dreams. Daniel propounds that the fine tree that Nebuchadnezzar saw represents the powerful king himself. The hewing down of the tree by a holy one portrays the approaching madness of Nebuchadnezzar, which will last until the king shall recognize the sovereignty of God, at which time both his reason and his kingdom shall be restored to him. Nebuchadnezzar, ignoring the warning of the dream, continues in his haughty, self-sufficient...

(The entire section is 215 words.)