Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego - The Kings Food (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Read Daniel 1
  • Who are the major characters in this chapter?
    • Who is Ashpenaz? [chief of the eunuchs]
      • Melzar? [the steward to Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego]
      • Belteshazzar? [the name means “protect his life.” The chief eunuch named Daniel, Belteshazzar.]s
      • Shadrach? [name given to Hananiah]
      • Meshach? [name given to Mishael]
      • Abed-nego? [name given to Azariah]
      • Jehoiakim? [king of Judah]
      • Nebuchadnezzar? [king of Babylon]
    • What kind of food did the King want the Children of Israel to eat?
    • Why wouldn’t Daniel and his friends eat the king’s food?
      • Would you have rejected eating the food fit for a king?
      • What food did they want to eat?
      • What is pulse? [Some Bible dictionaries claim it is vegetables; beans and legumes; or meal and legumes (peas, beans and lentils). The Hebrews were insistent about abiding by Jewish dietary laws.]
        • Would that mean Daniel and his friends were vegetarians?
        • Why was pulse better than the king’s meat?
        • What is the purpose of a diet?
      • Think about what God supplied people with when they needed to be fed.
        • What does that say about what we all eat today?
        • How many foods are in the Bible?