The book of Daniel
Just read the Book of Daniel, it covers over 70 years of Daniel's life and find out why he had faith. Daniel's life covers 605BC-536BC
Daniel in Hebrew means: God is judge.
Taken to Babylon in the third year of King Jeroiakim as a young man. Daniel appears was of Royal or Noble descent.
Daniel was taken to a far country and served God faithfully for the rest of his life never being allowed to return to Israel.
Daniel's Training in Babylon
1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah [606BC], Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. 2And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure house of his god.
3 Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, chief of his court officials, to bring in some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility— 4 young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king's palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians. 5The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king's table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king's service.
6 Among these were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 7 The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.
8 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. 9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel, 10 but the official told Daniel, "I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you."
11 Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, 12 "Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see." 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.
15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. 16So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead.
17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.
18 At the end of the time set by the king to bring them in, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar. 19 The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king's service. 20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.
21 And Daniel remained there until the first year of King Cyrus [550BC].
Daniel 1:1-21 - also read the rest of The book of DanielFall of Babylon 539BC
Death of Daniel 536BC,
Also Daniel prospered during the reigns of Darius 539—525BC and the reign of Cyrus the Persian 550—530BC.
The book of Daniel and background:
- Daniel 3:1-30 Fire
- 1st King Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon
- Daniel 1:1-4:37
- Daniel renamed Belteshazzar
- Evil-Merdodach or Amei-Marduk 562-560
- Neriglissar 560-55
- Daniel 3:1-30 Tall idol
- Labshi-Marduk 556
- Nabonidus 566-539
- Belshazzar 533 539
- Daniel 5:1-30 The writing on the wall
- Daniel 6:1-28 Daniel and the lions den
- Daniel 7
- Daniel 8
- Fall Babylon 539 end of Neo-Babylonian Empire
- Under 3rd King King Darius the Mede (Gubaru) 539-525
- Daniel 6: Daniel in the Lions Den
- Daniel 9
- Daniel 10: 1- Vision of a Man
- Daniel 11
- Daniel 12:1-13 End times
King Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, came to Jerusalem three times.
1st time: Took about 10 thousand captives including Daniel, 606-605BC. Started The Servitude of the nations which ended 70 years later to the day.
2nd Time: King Nebuchadnezzar took more captives including Ezekiel.
3rd Time: King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem in 587BC. Which started Desolation of Jerusalem which ended 70 years later.