All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.
] All that was signified in the dream, his madness, the removal of him from the administration of government, and the brutal life he lived for seven years; for this was not a mere parable or fiction, as some have thought, framed to describe the state and punishment of a proud man, but was a real fact; though it is not made mention of by any historians, excepting what has been observed before out of Abydenus F14, (See Gill on Daniel 4:16), yet there is no reason to doubt of the truth of it, from this relation of Daniel; and is further confirmed by his observing the same to Belshazzar his grandson some years after it was done, as a known thing, and as an unquestionable matter of fact, ( Daniel 5:20 Daniel 5:21 ) .
F14 Apud Eubseb. Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 41. p. 457.