Bible Names A-G : Daniel


Daniel in Wikipedia (Hebrew: דָּנִיֵּאל, Modern Daniyyel Tiberian Dāniyyl ; Irish or Gaelic Language Dainal or Domhnall; Syriac: ܕܢܝܐܝܠ, Daniyel; Arabic: دانيال, Persian: دانيال, Dniyal or Danial, also Dani, داني ; Danyal; Greek: Δανιήλ, Dhanil; Russian: Даниил, Daniil; Chinese: Protestant:但以理, Dnyǐlǐ/ Catholic:达尼尔, dněr) 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 conquerors. 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...