King Nebuchadnezzar trained Daniel and his three friends for duty in the royal court. They refused to eat what the others ate. They ate and drank only healthy things and after training they were healthier than anyone else. At the end of three years, the four young men joined the royal court. One night, Nebuchadnezzar had a dream. Daniel interpreted the dream for him and he was appointed him head of all the royal court. The king commanded that everyone worship a statue he built. When Daniel’s friends (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) refused to do so. They were arrested and placed in the fiery furnace. God saved them by sending an angel to protect them. The king saw the fourth man and knew that God had intervened. He released them and praised God. The king became sick and Belshazzar, his son, replaced him as king. He worshiped idols. God wrote a message on the wall and Daniel interpreted it. Daniel told him the message said he would die soon because of his disobedience. Belshazzar died and Darius became king. Darius promoted Daniel. The officials became jealous and arranged for Daniel to be placed in the lion’s den. God protected him. Darius declared that everyone worship the God of Daniel.
The Bible Art Library is a collection of commissioned biblical paintings. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, under a work-for-hire contract, artist Jim Padgett created illustrations for 208 Bible stories encompassing the entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation. There are over 2200 high-quality, colorful, and authentic illustrations.
The illustrations are high quality, biblically and culturally accurate, supporting the reality of the stories and bringing them to life. They can be used to enhance communication of Bible stories in printed, video, digital, and/or audio forms.