Daniel 4:28


“While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven: ‘O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken: the kingdom is departed from thee.” (Daniel 4:28).

Did Hashem talk with Nebuchadnezzar at that time? Please explain.

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  1. The commentaries explain that the proclamation was not said to Nebuchadnezzar. Rather, it was directed to the Guardian Angel of Babylon. Our Sages teach that God does not depose a nation before first deposing its Heavenly representative.

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