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In chapter 3 of book of Daniel we find the story of the three young men that are thrown in fire because they refused to worship the image of gold that Nebuchadnezzar made.

King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. (Daniel 3:1)

The three Jews refused to worship the image of gold:

They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “May the king live forever!

Your Majesty has issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music must fall down and worship the image of gold,

and that whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a blazing furnace.

But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon — Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego — who pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.” (Daniel 3:9-12)

Where was Daniel in these moments?

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In the previous chapter, it says Daniel was promoted to a high office in the kingdom. It is possible he was on an official errand when Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were condemned to the furnace. –  Gryphoenix May 30 at 14:23
It is entirely possible that Daniel was reluctantly one of the people to bow down to the image set up by Nebuchadnezzar. There's no biblical basis to show that he was gone or that he was around so neither assumption can be thrown out. –  LCIII May 30 at 16:25
Great A+++ Question! however, I don't think this question will be able to be answered by anything other than speculation. –  Hand of Don Sep 9 at 20:44

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