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The Prophet, Daniel

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The Book of Daniel is an account of a young adult, despite extreme difficulty, stands strong in his faith and is one of the major prophets of the Old Testament. Some scholars believe the book of Daniel was written anonymously sometime in the mid 2nd century BC. (http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761559620/Daniel_(book_of_Bible).html) The book of Daniel is two distinct parts of twelve chapters. The first six chapters of Daniel recount six stories as narratives of tests of his faith. The other six chapters of the book of Daniel include accounts of dreams, visions, or interpretations. Daniel means "God is my judge." Daniel was thought to have been a noble or of royal lineage or upper class and born in or around Jerusalem about 622 BC during the reign of Josiah (http://www.keyway.ca/htm2002/20020611.htm). He belonged to the tribe of Juda and was taken from Jerusalem at the age of fourteen by the chief eunuch of King ______.

Babylonian King in 605 BC because of his faith to his God becomes a hero. The same young man giving advice to the same King and sparing the lives of his friends. Daniel was given the Babylonian name of Belteshazzar. His companions were also given new names. Hananiah he called Shadrach, Mishael he called Meshach, and Azariah he called Abednego. Daniel’s story takes place between 605 and 540 B.C. As a teenager, Daniel was captured in Jerusalem and taken to Babylon. The prophet Daniel is probably most familiar from his bible story of his encounters in the lion’s den. However, his prophecy is one of faithfulness, courage, and prayer. Daniels faithfulness was exhibited several times throughout his life. He displayed courage in numerous ways. Daniels prayers to God were signified in many situations. Daniel's first great test came when he was required not only to interpret the meaning of Nebuchadnezzar's dream, but to do so without the king even telling him what the dream was (Daniel 2:1-23)

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