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(a) (c. 400 BCE) Together with Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, was exiled to Babylon and trained to be a chamberlain in the royal court. After successfully interpreting Nebuchadnezzar's dream, he was appointed to a high government position. During the reign of Belshazzar, Daniel deciphered writing that mysteriously appeared, predicting Babylon's downfall. He was thrown into a lions' den during Darius’ reign for praying to G-d; miraculously, he wasn’t harmed. (b) A common Jewish name.par

Daniel, the Book of: The book of Tanach describing the experiences of Daniel - and his friends Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah - in the Babylonian and Persian royal courts, as well as several of Daniel's prophecies.


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Entry for 'Daniel'. Chabad Knowledge Base. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ckb/d/daniel.html. 2012.

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