Who is the Fourth Man?
D aniel 3:14-25
14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.
17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
19 ¶ Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
22 Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
The phrases highlighted in orange above are the locations of the Hebrew letters translated into English.
T he Hebrew Text:
Nydgo al tmyqh yd a:bhd Mlu:l:w Nyxlp Nwk:ytya al y:hla:l wgn dbe:w Ksym Krds adu:h Nwh:l rma:w rundkbn hne 14
y:dy-Nm Nwk:nbzysy yd hla awh-Nm:w a:tdqy a:rwn Nwta-awg:l Nwmrtt h:tes-h:b Nwdgot al Nh:w tdbe-yd a:mlu:l Nwdgot:w
Nwlpt a:rmz ynz lk:w hynpmwo:w Nyrtnop a:kbv ortyq a:tyqwrsm a:nrq lq Nwemst-yd a:nde:b yd Nydyte Nwk:ytya Nh Nek 15
K:twbth:l Mgtp hnd-le hnxna Nyxsx-al rundkwbn a:klm:l Nyrma:w wgn dbe:w Ksym Krds wne 16
bzysy a:klm K:dy-Nm:w a:tdqy a:rwn Nwta-Nm an:twbzys:l lky Nyxlp anxna-yd an:hla ytya Nh 17
dgon al tmyqh yd a:bhd Mlu:l:w Nyxlp an:ytya-al K:yhla:l yd a:klm K:l-awhl eydy al Nh:w 18
h:yzm:l hzx yd le hebs-dx a:nwta:l azm:l rma:w hne wgn dbe:w Ksym Krds-le wntsa yh:wpna Mlu:w amx ylmth rundkwbn
a:tdqy a:rwn Nwta:l amrm:l wgn dbe:w Ksym Krds:l htpk:l rma h:lyx:b yd lyx-yrbg Nyrbg:l:w 20
a:tdqy a:rwn Nwta-awg:l wymr:w Nwh:ysbl:w Nwh:tlbrk:w Nwh:ysyjp Nwh:ylbro:b wtpk Kla h:yrbg Nyda:b 21
a:rwn yd a:bybs Nwmh ljq wgn dbe:w Ksym Krds:l wqoh yd Kla a:yrbg aryty hza a:nwta:w hpuxm a:klm tlm yd-Nm hnd lbq-
Nytpkm a:tdqy a:rwn-Nwta-awg:l wlpn wgn dbe:w Ksym Krds Nwh:tlt Kla a:yrbg:w 23
a:klm abyuy a:klm:l Nyrma:w Nyne Nytpkm a:rwn-awg:l anymr atlt Nyrbg al:h yh:wrbdh:l rma:w hne hlhbth:b Mq:w hwt
a:klm rundkwbn Nyda 24
Nyhla-rb:l hmd ayeybr yd h:wr:w Nwh:b ytya-al lbx:w a:rwn-awg:b Nyklhm Nyrs hebra Nyrbg hzx hna-ah rma:w hne 25
The fourth man in the fiery furnace is the Lord Jesus!
Daniel Chapter 3 encodes the name ‘Jesus’ 17 times. The total number of occurrences in the Book of Daniel is 916.