Receiving a kingdom around 62 years of age

Daniel Bible Background

12.05.2017 – Old Testament: Dan 5.31

To read the Bible in a year, read Daniel 5–6 on December 5, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

The kingdom of Babylon fell and the Medo-Persian Empire rose up in its stead during the reign of Darius. The Bible says,

And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old (Daniel 5.31). 

He already had a kingdom, but by defeating the Babylonians, he received their kingdom and he was about 62 years old when that happened.

Jesus received the kingdom of God when He was just over half that age! Darius no longer reigns over any kingdom, but the kingdom of Christ just keeps growing and is now all over the world.


  • Who is your king?
  • Do you obey him?



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