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5:7 the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers. See notes 1:20; 2:2; cf. 2:27; 4:7.
shows me its interpretation. Once again a king requires Daniel’s assistance to understand a message from God meant for him (2:5 note).
third ruler. That is, close in power to Nabonidus and Belshazzar (5:1 note). “Third ruler” is an official designation of a high office, but not necessarily the literal third in line to the throne.