Daniel 2:3 Index
"And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream."

"...troubled to know the dream."

  • Though the king had been deeply impressed by the dream, when he awoke he found it impossible to recall the particulars. (4BC 767)
  • With this statement of his perplexity he requested them to reveal to him that which would bring relief to his mind. (PK 491-492)
  • If he could not remember what he dreamed, why should he be worried? It was god who troubled him. (GB 22)
  • Dreams were considered omens of events that would happen in future life; therefore, great effort was put forth to understand everything seen in a dream. The magicians, astrologers and sorcerers were experts in interpreting dreams. Archeologists have found whole libraries of clay tablets dedicated to the study of dreams. God brought Daniel to the forefront by giving the king a dream he could not recall. This dream had a profound impression on him. (KC 31)