The drawing of
Daniel in the lions den was inspired
by the Renaissance picture painted by Rubens. In the picture above you
see that Daniel is distraught and fearful. It seems as though he is
begging for his life. Although the painting is a great
painting, it does not come near to the truth of the scripture. Daniel was someone who feared God and not the King
or even death itself. So I imagined that Daniel who knew God, perhaps as few others
fact slept in great peace while the King did not sleep at all. The angel
was present to close the mouths of the Lions. I imagined that Daniel was
able to use the Lion indeed for a pillow - and so the second name for
this picture is "My Pillow". For details of the whole story
read in the Bible Daniel chapter 4.
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