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Daniel in Wikipedia
(Hebrew: דָּנִיֵּאל, Modern Daniyyel Tiberian Dāniyyêl ; Irish or
Gaelic Language Dainéal or Domhnall; Syriac: ܕܢܝܐܝܠ, Daniyel;
Arabic: دانيال, Persian: دانيال, Dâniyal or Danial, also
Dani, داني ; Danyal; Greek: Δανιήλ, Dhanil; Russian: Даниил,
Daniil; Chinese: Protestant:但以理, Dànyǐlǐ/ Catholic:达尼尔,
dáníěr) is the central protagonist of the Book of Daniel.
The name "Daniel" means "God is my judge": Dan means
"judgment" or "he judged", "i" is the hiriq compaginis
meaning "of" (not to be confused with the modern Hebrew
first person possessive suffix -i), and "El" means God.
According to the Biblical book of Daniel, at a young age
Daniel was carried off to Babylon where he was trained in
the service of the court under the authority of Ashpenaz. It
is also written that Daniel became famous for interpreting
dreams and rose to become one of the most important figures
in the court and lived well into the reign of the Persian
Some Christian denominations regard Daniel as a saint and as
prophet. Judaism considers the Book of Daniel a part of its
canon (Jewish Law), but does not regard Daniel as a prophet.
Islam also regards Daniel as a prophet, though he is not
mentioned explicitly in the Quran...