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Prophet Daniel

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WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS WITH LOVE FROM EBAUMS{{cleanup|standardization}}{{stub}} The Holy '''[[Prophet]] Daniel''' is commemorated by the Church on the [[December 17]]. == Daniel as Prophet ==Christ refers to Daniel as a prophet in [[Gospel of Mark|Mark]] 13:14 and in [[Gospel of Matthew|Matthew]] 24:15. == The name "DANIEL" ==The name Daniel is Hebrew and means "God is my Judge" or "God is judging." == Historical ==<!--- St Epiphanios comments about David's background (to be expanded). ---> * ''ca.'' 604 BC to 536 BC - the seventy years of the Babylonian exile of the Jews.* 559 BC - Cyrus the Persian's reign begins.* 556 BC # [Daniel 10:1-3] - Daniel (or Baltasar) commences a three week Passover fast (see Deut. 16:5-6) held in the first month and in Jerusalem.# [Daniel 10:4-7] - Daniel has a vision on the 24th day of that month.;;According to St Basil and St Hippolytos, this was of the prefiguration of the Incarnation of Christ. According to St Ephraim the Syrian and St Chrysostom, Daniel beheld a vision of an angel.* 539 BC - Darius Mede begins his reign over the Chaldean kingdom (Babbylon had been taken by the Medes and Persians under Cyrus in the year 539-538).* 539 BC to 536 BC # [Daniel 9:1-3] - Daniel prays for the people in supplications, fasts and dons sackcloth.* 536 BC - Babylonian exile of Jews is completed.* 530 BC ''(ca.529 BC)'' - Cyrus the Persian dies in August. == Prophetic content (Summary) == * The Vision of the Four Beasts [Dan 7]* The Son of Man, the Ancient of Days [Dan 7]   [[Category:Prophets]]
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