Daniel was deported from Jerusalem to Babylon and wrote to the Jews in exile. It is a book of piety but also a book of prophecy. Much of this book is connected to the book of Revelation. Right off the bat we see Daniel and his three friends make some dietary choices as not to violate God’s laws. They are only allowed this if they can prove that they can still be strong. The young men surpassed all of the others!
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.