Questions for reflection
1. Are the stories in Daniel 3 and 6 properly identified as martyrdom stories?
2. What was at issue in the refusal of Jews to participate in the worship of idols? How
would this refusal be viewed by Gentiles?
3. What do these stories tell us about Jewish religious law at the time when they were
4. How are the pagan kings portrayed in these stories?
5. What is the attitude of the Jews in these stories to Gentile rule?