Read the Book of Daniel online. Scripture chapters verses with full summary, commentary meaning, and concordances for Bible study.
Aug 4, 2022 · Jack Zavada Updated on August 04, 2022 Daniel was a young man of Jewish nobility taken into captivity by Nebuchadnezzar in the third year of Jehoiakim and renamed Belteshazzar. He was trained in the king's court and then elevated to a high rank in the Babylonian and Persian kingdoms.
Daniel ( Hebrew: דָּנִיֵּאל) is a masculine given name and a surname of Hebrew origin. It means "God is my judge"   and derives from two early biblical figures, primary among them Daniel from the Book of Daniel. It is a common given name for males and also used as a surname, regularly the basis for various derived given names and surnames.
Daniel in the lions' den saved by Habakkuk (France, 15th century) The Book of Daniel is an apocalypse, a literary genre in which a heavenly reality is revealed to a human recipient; such works are characterized by visions, symbolism, an other-worldly mediator, an emphasis on cosmic events, angels and demons, and pseudonymity (false authorship).
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1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the articles of [ a]the house of God, which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the articles into the treasur...
Daniel (3304-3399 / 457-362 BCE) was a celebrated Jewish scholar and master interpreter of dreams who was exiled to Babylon after the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.He is famous for successfully interpreting the proverbial “writing on the wall” and miraculously surviving the lions’ den. His book is included in the canon of sacred Jewish writings.
Biblical literature - Prophecy, Exile, & Visions: The Book of Daniel presents a collection of popular stories about Daniel, a loyal Jew, and the record of visions granted to him, with the Babylonian Exile of the 6th century bce as their background. The book, however, was written in a later time of national crisis—when the Jews were suffering severe persecution under Antiochus IV Epiphanes ...