Seven Years a Madman

Vinh LeHistory14 Comments

In Daniel 4, God proclaims from heaven that King Nebuchadnezzar will be driven from men, dwelling with beasts, and eating grass like an ox for seven years. This is an incredible story, but for some, it is just that – a story. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “There is no independent support for the tradition in Daniel of Nebuchadnezzar’s seven years’ madness…”

Hold on, Britannica. Let’s look at what history really says.