Study Guide

Book of Daniel Figures

Daniel

Daniel is a not-so-normal guy in a not-particularly-normal situation. He's one of Israel's elite...

Nebuchadnezzar

Nebuchadnezzar is arguably the most complicated character in the Book of Daniel. You would expect...

God (a.k.a. "The Ancient of Days")

God doesn't get any lines in the Book of Daniel, but he's the hidden Master, pulling all the...

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

We can't really talk about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in three separate character sections....

The Arrogant Little Horn (Antiochus IV Epiphanes)

Even though his actual name isn't used in the book, Antiochus IV Epiphanes is the big enemy, the...

Gabriel

Gabe's just your friendly neighborhood angel, stopping by to give advice and reveal the future...

Belshazzar

By the time Belshazzar starts messing with the wrong sacred vessels—which is right...

Darius the Mede

Unlike Belshazzar and Nebuchadnezzar, Darius doesn't seem to have bad intentions. He probably...

Ashpenaz

There's not really that much to say about Ashpenaz, except that he's a pretty reasonable dude. He...

Arioch

Arioch is the royal official who King Nebuchadnezzar charges with putting all the wisemen to...

Babylonian Wisemen, Enchanters, and Advisors; Persian Satraps and Governors

Let's be honest. These guys are only here for one reason: to take a big fall, demonstrating the...