The Book of Daniel

Synopsis: In 605 B.C. Jerusalem was conquered by the Babylonians and many of their best young men were taken into captivity, including Daniel. Daniel was taken to Babylon to serve it. As Powerful King , Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel as an example of boldness and faithfulness to God in the most difficult circumstances had eternal impact on the people and the kings that he encountered.
Genre: Drama, History
90 min

Very old, indeed.

You are

summoned for your meal.

Why would they

only take 10,000 of us...

and leave the rest

of our people behind?

Yes, look at

who they've taken.

The scholars, the princes,

our military leaders,

and our families.

It's the

Babylonian way of conquest.

You take away the leaders,

and the rest

can easily be governed.

They've changed our

names, hoping we'll forget our God;

and our clothes

so we'll look like them.

They've changed

everything about us.

We need to make

each other a promise,

never to become like them.

My brothers,

such a promise is worthless,

for we are but men.

What we need to promise

is to always love our God...

and be obedient to him,

and in so doing, what we become

on the outside will not matter.

Set it here.

Set it here.

Lord Steward,

please allow me to ask.

What is this meat?

Where is it from,

and how was it slaughtered?

The cattle

are from the king's herd.

They are fattened

along the river...

and strangled before

the altars of Marduk...

before their flesh

is carried to the kitchens.

The swine are

from the king's pens.

They are fed on choice food,

and it is rumored the king's

executioner laces their feet...

with the entrails

of his victims,

so that the king's chosen

may feast and grow strong...

on the flesh of his enemies.

It is considered

the greatest of delicacies.

To some perhaps,

but not to us.

We are forbidden to eat it,

for the Almighty

has commanded us,

"The pig is unclean.

You are not to eat their meat

or touch their carcasses."

Nor can we eat anything

sacrificed to gods...

other than our own.

But the king cannot... he will not

change the customs of his hall...

to fit your wishes.

You must know this.

And we will not

ask him to.

But you must eat.

I have been charged

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