Daniel (Hebrew: דָּנִיֵּאל, Daniyyel Dāniyyêl ; Arabic: دانيال, meaning in Hebrew "God is my Judge") is the protagonist in the Book of Daniel of the Hebrew Bible. In the narrative, when Daniel was a young man, he was taken into Babylonian captivity where he was educated in Chaldean thought. However, he never converted to Neo-Babylonian ways. By Divine Wisdom from his God, Yahweh, he interpreted dreams and visions of kings, thus becoming a prominent figure in the court of Babylon. Eventually, he had apocalyptic visions of his own that have been interpreted as the Four monarchies. Some of the most famous accounts of Daniel are: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, The writing on the wall and Daniel in the lions' den.
|Chapters of the Book of Daniel|
1: Induction into Babylon
Read more about Daniel: Six Tombs of Daniel
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Famous quotes containing the word daniel:
“To spend the time luxuriously
Becomes not men of worth.”
—Samuel Daniel (15621619)
“A Daniel come to judgment! yea, a Daniel!
O wise young judge, how I do honor thee!”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“When your eyes have done their part
Thought must lengthn it in the heart.”
—Samuel Daniel (15621619)