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Introduction to Daniel

Daniel is one of the most righteous people to have ever walked this earth. The Bible gives us nothing bad about him and he is used as an example of righteousness by Ezekiel later in the Bible. When Daniel was brought the Babylon, he refused to defile himself with the King’s name for him and the food that they were to eat. He rose to prominence when he interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams to him. Daniel served under many kings of Babylon, including Nebuchadnezzar, Nabonidus, Darius the Mede, and Cyrus of Persia. Daniel was once cast into a den of lions and God protected him from their wrath. Daniel is one of the best examples of righteousness in the Bible.

Introduction to Daniel - lionName: Daniel

Family: Unknown (Of noble birth)

Nicknames: Belteshazzar

  • Was given to Daniel by Nebuchadnezzar as his Babylonian name

Personality:

  • Wise
  • Smart
  • Truthful
  • Good
  • Brave
  • Extremely Righteous

Accomplishments/Major Events:

  • Was brought to Nebuchadnezzar’s court from Judah because of his good looks, intelligence, and wisdom
  • Interpreted Nebuchadnezzar’s dreams
  • Was protected by God in a den of lions
  • Refused the pampered treatment of the Babylonians and stuck to God’s teachings
  • Was always incredibly righteous
  • The Bible gives us nothing bad about Daniel
  • Daniel is where we first are given the names of the two named angels in the Bible, Gabriel and Michael
  • Served four kings of Babylon during the 70-year captivity of the Israelites

Death:

  • The exact method of Daniel’s death is unknown

 

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