In comparison to apocalyptic literature found in Isaiah, Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Zechariah, Daniel's apocalyptic
prophecies were quoted or referred to the most in the New Testament some 600 years later.
Few have been esteemed by God as highly as the prophet Daniel, and he was noted for his deep love for God's people. In
loving devotion to God and with a regular prayer life, Daniel serves as an exemplary life of faith.
When Daniel receives his personal dreams about the fourth Gentile kingdom that precedes the Divine Kingdom, he was
around age 68 - 70 years old. He was at least 80 years old, around the year 538 B.C., when he learns of what would be known as "Daniel's
70th week" (Dan 9:20-27). By this time, he served under the first two Gentile kingdoms:
the Neo-Babylonian and the Medo-Persian.
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