Daniel is the Book of Salt & Light. Daniel was perhaps the greatest prophet for Israel, and yet he was not called to prophetic ministry. His work of service was in the political ministry for Babylonian and Persian monarchs.
The Hebrew, Greek, and English titles for the book are all taken from the proper name of the prophet who delivered the message of this book.
Daniel “God is my Judge” is a remarkable young man of the royal family of the Tribe of Judah (Dan. 1:3,6). He and his friends were taken as hostages by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon in order to guarantee King Jehoiakim’s cooperation. These hostages were immersed in Babylonian culture through enforced education and governmental service. Although the human/Satanic intention was to destroy the spiritual life of these Hebrew children, the LORD was Sovereignly placing His faithful servants precisely where He wanted them.