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MEAT OFFERED TO IDOLS

Daniel and his three companions refused to participate in the religious rituals of the Babylonian World-Power.

Upon arrival in Babylon, Daniel was confronted with a predicament. If he consumed the food and drink of the king, it might impinge on his ritual impurity. While he might have wished to avoid eating “unclean” meat, more likely, his concern was that consuming the “king’s delicacies” would mean participation in the idolatrous rituals of the Babylonian court.

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