The Book of Daniel

Many assume that the book of Daniel was written after the events described in it, but the information supplied in Daniel actually help to confirm its authenticity. For example historians and theologians for centuries thought that Daniel was incorrect because it mentioned the last king ruling over Babylon was Belshazzar. That was until 1881 when a cylinder seal from the period mentions Belshazzar as the son and heir of Nabonidus.

​​The Nabonidus Cylinder, Author Jona Lendering, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"He entrusted the 'Camp' to his oldest (son), the firstborn [Belshazzar], the troops everywhere in the country he ordered under his (command). He let (everything) go, entrusted the kingship to him and, himself, he [Nabonidus] started out for a long journey, the (military) forces of Akkad marching with him; he turned towards Tema (deep) in the west."1

Featured Pages from the Book of Daniel;

Daniel 2: Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

Daniel 7 and 8: The Little Horn

Daniel 8: The 2300 Day Prophecy

Daniel 9: The Messiah Prophecy

Daniel 10: The Angel of the Lord

Daniel 11: The Kings of the North and the South

Daniel 11: The Time of the End

Daniel 12: The First Resurrection

1. Pritchard 1961, p. 313b.