How old was Daniel when he was thrown into the lion's den?

Asked by Robert Sadler on September 12, 2021

Categories: Religion and spirituality Judaism

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Although Daniel is sometimes depicted as a young man in illustrations of the incident, James Montgomery Boice points out that he would have been over eighty years old at the time. Painters who have depicted this incident include: Jan Brueghel the Younger, Daniel in the Lions' Den.

What Daniel means? Daniel is a masculine given name and a surname of Hebrew origin. It means, "God is my judge", and derives from two early biblical figures, primary among them Daniel from the Book of Daniel (see also "God is my strength" cf. Gabriel). It is a common given name for males, and is also used as a surname.

When did Ezekiel take Babylon? Ezekiel's ministry was conducted in Jerusalem and Babylon in the first three decades of the 6th century. Before the first surrender of Jerusalem, he was afunctioning priest. He was among those deported in 597 to Babylonia.

What did Daniel eat instead of the king's meat and drink? Daniel refused to eat foods forbidden by Elohim and instead asked for vegetables and water. And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer, and they were fatter in flesh, than all the youths that did eat of the king'sdainties.

Why is the book of Daniel important? In more mundane language, it is "an account of the activities and visions of Daniel, a noble Jew exiled at Babylon," its message being that just as the God of Israel saved Daniel and his friends from their enemies, so he would save all of Israel in their presentoppression.