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Commentary on Prayer of Azariah

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1.1–2 :

Narrative * introduction. These verses tie the following poetic material into the narrative context of Dan 3.23 . Only Azariah speaks in the version of Theodotion, whereas all three youths speak in the Septuagint. *

1.3–22 :

Azariah's prayer. The prayer includes various elements of the communal or national lament * form of the psalms (Ps 44; 74; 79; 80; see Neh 9; Dan 9.4–20; Bar 1.15–3.8 ).

3–4 :

Introductory invocation of God and God's righteous attributes.

5–10 :

A confession of sin that acknowledges God's justice in bringing about punishment.

9 :

An unjust king, Nebuchadnezzar or Antiochus IV.

11–22 :

An appeal for God to show mercy and to restore the covenant. *

11 :

For your name's sake, Ezek 20.13–17; 36.22–23; see also Ex 32.11–15; Num 14.13–19 .

12–13 :

The psalmist cites the covenant with Abraham as the basis for the appeal (Gen 22.17 ).

1.23–27 :

The stoking of the furnace. This brief prose interlude continues the hyperbole * of the Daniel narrative * to enhance the miraculous deliverance of the three young men.

1.28–68 :

The Song of the Three Young Jews. This psalm of praise extols God as creator of the universe (see Ps 96; 97; 136; 148 ). There is an overall progression from heaven to earth.

28 :

Narrative * introduction.

29–34 :

A royal enthronement hymn that directly addresses God. The ark in the holy of holies in the Temple * portrays God's throne in heaven (1 Sam 4.4; 2 Sam 6.2; 1 Kings 6.23–28; Ps 18.7–15; 68.33–35 ).

35–41 :

Praise from the creatures of heaven.

42–51 :

Praise from the elements of heaven that affect the earth.

52–59 :

Praise from the creatures of the earth.

60–68 :

Praise from human beings, including Hananiah, Azariah, and Mishael.

67–68 :

Ps 136.1–3 .

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