Daniel is one of the prominent characters in the Bible, and for many amazing reasons. His story with the lions has been a favorite in remembering God’s faithfulness. Not only was he a prophet, but he was also a high-profile man. So, let us discover more of Daniel’s fun facts.
Daniel of the Bible was from the royal family.
During the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, the great conqueror took nobles and royals from the city as his captives. One of them was Daniel (Daniel 1:3-6). So, it is safe to say that Daniel had foreknowledge about political matters before being given the administrative position in the Babylonian kingdom.
2. Daniel was easy on the eyes.
Not only was he intelligent, but he was also good-looking. Surely, Nebuchadnezzar caught a jackpot when he included Daniel in the palace.
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3. He was sought for his wisdom.
God had blessed Daniel and his friends with heavenly wisdom that they were far superior to others. Nebuchadnezzar even considered them ten times better than all the experienced magicians and enchanters in the whole realm. Moreover, during Daniel’s time, a queen commended him as one having wisdom like the gods (Daniel 5:11).
Babylon recognized his intellect that four kings made him a government officer: Nebuchadnezzar (2:48), Belshazzar (5:29), Darius the Mede (6:1-3), and Cyrus the Persian (6:28).
4. The Bible records no immoral deed done by Daniel.
Most Bible heroes were found with a misdeed during their time. Abraham had his Hagar incident. Noah got drunk. Moses was banned from Canaan. David committed adultery and murder. But, nothing on Daniel. In fact, some of his opponents tried to search him some dirt for an accusation, but they failed. (Daniel 6:4-5)
5. The book of Daniel introduces Gabriel and Michael.
The two famous archangels, Michael and Gabriel, were first introduced in the Book of Daniel. The angel Gabriel appeared in one of Daniel’s visions. He even got to talk with the Messenger. Meanwhile, the angel Michael fought against the forces of Persia and Greece (10:13, 21).
References: Overview Bible
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