Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Then was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spake and said unto Daniel, Art thou that Daniel, which art of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Jewry?
So Arioch quickly ushered Daniel into the king's presence, saying to him, "I have found a man from the captives of Judah who can make known the interpretation to the king."
Then they said to the king, "Daniel, who is one of the captives from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or to the edict that you issued. Three times daily he offers his prayer."
When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin learned that the former exiles were building a temple for the Lord God of Israel,
The people of Israel -- the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the exiles -- observed the dedication of this temple of God with joy.
A proclamation was circulated throughout Judah and Jerusalem that all the exiles were to be assembled in Jerusalem.
While under the influence of the wine, Belshazzar issued an order to bring in the gold and silver vessels -- the ones that Nebuchadnezzar his father had confiscated from the temple in Jerusalem -- so that the king and his nobles, together with his wives and his concubines, could drink from them.