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But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

4:8 spirit of the holy gods. Even at this point Nebuchadnezzar, who had acknowledged (Daniel 2:47) that Daniel’s God was the greatest of the “gods,” was still thinking in polytheistic terms, assuming that Daniel was in touch with a number of “holy gods.” Later he seemed to acquire a somewhat better understanding of God’s unique majesty (Daniel 2:34-37).

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