He interpreted the king’s dreams and was promoted to the highest rank. Related Topics. Spanish translation available. Daniel is like Joseph: through tribulation, remaining devoted to God, he rises to power in a heathen empire where astrology and idolatry is the way of life. Although there are two other men named Daniel in the Bible—a son of David (1 Chronicles 3:1) and a priest (Ezra 8:2; Nehemiah 10:6)—the focus of this article is on the man who was a prophet and who wrote the Old Testament book of Daniel. Interesting Facts About Daniel MEANING: “God is my Judge.” AUTHOR: Daniel TIME WRITTEN: Written by Cyrus’ 9th year (530 B.C.) Name: Daniel- God is Judge (Belteshazzar)- May Bel protect his life. The longest verse is Esther 8:9, and the shortest is John 11:35.