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Daniel 6:10


When Daniel realized 1  that a written decree had been issued, he entered his home, where the windows 2  in his upper room opened toward Jerusalem. 3  Three 4  times daily he was 5  kneeling 6  and offering prayers and thanks to his God just as he had been accustomed to do previously.


1Ki 8:30,38,44,48-50; 1Ki 8:54; 2Ch 6:13; 2Ch 6:38; Ezr 9:5; Ne 6:11; Ps 5:7; Ps 11:1,2; Ps 34:1; Ps 55:17; Ps 86:3; Ps 95:6; Da 6:13; Jon 2:4; Mt 10:28-33; Lu 12:4-9; Lu 14:26; Lu 22:41; Ac 2:1,2,15; Ac 3:1; Ac 4:17-19; Ac 4:18,19,29; Ac 5:20,29,40-42; Ac 7:60; Ac 9:40; Ac 10:9; Ac 20:24; Ac 20:36; Ac 21:5; Eph 3:14; Php 1:14,20; Php 4:6; Col 3:17; 1Th 5:17,18; Heb 4:16; Heb 13:15; Re 2:10,13

NET © Notes

tn Aram “knew.”

sn In later rabbinic thought this verse was sometimes cited as a proof text for the notion that one should pray only in a house with windows. See b. Berakhot 34b.

map For the location of Jerusalem see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

sn This is apparently the only specific mention in the OT of prayer being regularly offered three times a day. The practice was probably not unique to Daniel, however.

tc Read with several medieval Hebrew MSS and printed editions הֲוָה (havah) rather than the MT הוּא (hu’).

tn Aram “kneeling on his knees” (so NASB).

sn No specific posture for offering prayers is prescribed in the OT. Kneeling, as here, and standing were both practiced.

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