The Truth About The Daniel Fast

Fasting Study Elements

Fastings – Strongs #G3522 = Abstinence, (From lack of food or voluntary or religious) Specifically the fast of the Day of Attonment

This occours 8 times in 8 different scriptures.

Matthew 17:21, Mark 9:29, Luke 2:37, Acts 14:23, Acts 27:9, 1 Corinthians 7:5, 2 Cor. 6:5,
2 Cor. 11:27

Ester 9:21 Fastings – Strongs #H6685 = from H6684 – a fast.
H6684 – to cover over (the mouth)

Appears 26 times in 25 OT verses

Daniel 9:3 =H6685 definition.

Examples of H6684 Definition.

2Sam 12:23 But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

Esth 4:16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which [is] not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

Isa 58:4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as [ye do this] day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

Jer 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

Where does the “Daniel Fast” derive from?

In the book (Daniel 1:12–16), there are five verses that describe the diet:
• Verse 12: “Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.”
• Verse 13: “Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.”
• Verse 14: “So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.”
• Verse 15: “And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat.”
• Verse 16: “Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.” 

These are working notes for "The Daniel Fast". This paper is incomplete.

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