Da 3:1 ¶ Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
Sixty cubits is about 90 feet (NLT version)
Six cubits is about 9 feet (NLT version)
According to today’s estimate, the average height of one floor of a building is about 10 feet. So the height of the image would have been as tall as a building of 8/9 floors
When you stand up for God, He will also stand up for you
Da 3:29 “Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this.”
Why did the king not make a decree that all nations, languages should worship only the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego? He only said that nothing amiss (ie wrong) should be spoken of the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego. This means that they would continue to worship their idols as usual.Back to Bible Commentary