"And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar..." Now you've got to watch your language; otherwise, you'd say, now wait a minute, back there in chapter 1 it says "in the third year." No, watch the differences in who we're talking about. In chapter 1 verse 1, it's the third year of the Jewish king Jehoiakim. But here we're talking about:
"And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. 2. Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king."
Now those were all various groups of what they called the wise men in the time of the ancients. And they were primarily demonically inspired and enlightened sorcerers in witchcraft and so forth. The last group, the Chaldeans, was pretty much what you'd call the wise. They were probably the guys that really used some intelligence, especially in discerning the solar system and so forth. They all had a pretty good handle on the brain. So anyway, these so-called wise men of Babylon are now before the king.
"And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream,..." Now I know there's a lot of controversy. Some people think he remembers it, but he just wants to put these guys on trial to see if they're good enough to recover it.