Daniel 1:2
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2  Hashem delivered King Yehoyakim of Yehuda into his power, together with some of the vessels of the House of Hashem, and he brought them to the land of Shinar to the house of his god; he deposited the vessels in the treasury of his god.

va-yi-TAYN a-do-NAI b’-ya-DO et y’-ho-ya-KEEM ME-lekh y’-hu-DAH u-mik-TZAT k’-LAY vayt ha-e-lo-HEEM vai-vee-AYM E-retz shin-AR BAYT e-lo-HAV v’-et ha-kay-LEEM hay-VEE BAYT o-TZAR e-lo-HAV

ב  וַיִּתֵּן אֲדֹנָי בְּיָדוֹ אֶת־יְהוֹיָקִים מֶלֶךְ־יְהוּדָה וּמִקְצָת כְּלֵי בֵית־הָאֱלֹהִים וַיְבִיאֵם אֶרֶץ־שִׁנְעָר בֵּית אֱלֹהָיו וְאֶת־הַכֵּלִים הֵבִיא בֵּית אוֹצַר אֱלֹהָיו׃

1:2   Hashem delivered King Yehoyakim of Yehuda into his power

The exile from the Land of Israel to Babylonia happened in three stages. In the first stage, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylonia, deported King Yehoyakim, some young Judeans, and vessels from the Beit Hamikdash. Hashem hoped that the People of Israel would be shaken after this calamitous event, and that they would repent and avert further punishment. Unfortunately, the people ignored this message and were eventually exiled in two additional stages. The young Jews who arrived first in Babylonia were ultimately able to encourage their brothers who came in the subsequent rounds of exile. When the later stages of exile arrived, they found Daniel, Chananya, Mishael, and Azarya, in positions of power in the palace. This gave them the strength to survive, avoid assimilation, and not to despair of their eventual return to Eretz Yisrael.

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  • The speed of Hebrew reading is perfect for my reading capability, although there are many words that I do not know.

  • This commentary reminded me of Jeremiah 29:11. Amazing to see His hand upon His people. Plans of Peace!

  • I love studying Ezekiel, Daniel, and the book of Revelations. These books are very symbolic and prophetic.
    As told by a Rabbi, I am from the bloodline of Lamech. Where may I find more information about Lamech?
    I know he was the father of Noah. Onward to Zion! Shalom!

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