The Bible History of the Prophet Daniel

Bible History Summary of Daniel. Daniel meaning in Hebrew “God is my Judge” is a major prophet in the Bible. The book of Daniel tell his story and prophecies. As a young man, Daniel was taken into Babylonian captivity. Through divine wisdom from God, Daniel interpreted dreams and visions of kings, and became a prominent figure in the court of Babylon. In later years Daniel had several visions to include the vision of the four beasts, vision of the ram and goat, the seventy weeks, and several other prophecies. See below for scriptures and Bible history of the prophet Daniel.



Daniel Refuses the King’s Portion. Daniel refused to defile himself by eating from the king’s table. He proved to the eunuchs that his countenance could be fairer and fatter eating a meager diet versus the rich diet of the king – 605 BC. Scripture: Daniel 1:8-20

Daniel Interprets Nebuchadnezzar Dream. Daniel interprets the king’s dream. The king acknowledges God in Daniel and makes Daniel a great man and ruler over Babylon – 604 BC. Scripture: Daniel 2:1-49

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did not worship the golden image. The king had them thrown into the burning, fiery furnace. They did not burn and the king saw them protected by a fourth in the the furnace, the son of God – 585 BC. Scripture: Daniel 3:1-30

Daniel Interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of Madness. Daniel interprets from the king’s dream that the king will become mad and be like a beast. This soon happens – 582 BC. Scripture: Daniel 4:19-27

Daniel Interprets Handwriting on the Wall. Daniel reads the writing telling the king Belshazzar that his kingdom is finished. The king is soon killed. – 539 BC. Scripture: Daniel 5:17-29


Daniel Survives the Lions’ Den. Daniel was found praying to God which was against the new law. Daniel was tossed into the lion’s den, but he was found alive the next day, and King Darius proclaimed the Daniel’s God was the living God – 539 BC. Scripture: Daniel 6:11-28

Daniel’s Prayer and Gabriel’s Answer. As Daniel is praying, Gabriel touches his arm, and he tells Daniel of the 70 weeks – 539 BC. Scripture: Daniel 9:20-27