(how to tell the biblical story in a way that makes a difference)

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No, because the contexts are very different. Daniel 7 makes no reference to a god or gods, all the other instances are quite explicit. Daniel 7 is about dominion and kingship, not about worship of a deity or idol. And there is no good exegetical reason to exclude the evidence of the Targums for the definition of the meaning of pelach, which as I keep saying, does not mean “worship”. It means “labour” or “serve”.