Life Of Daniel. Most likely born in Jerusalem around 620 B.C. during the reign of Josiah. He belonged to the tribe of Judah. About the age of 14, Daniel was captured in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. With three of his friends, he was educated in the language and traditions of the Jewish faith.
Although the book of Daniel is not technically classified as a part of the Prophets, but of the Writings—the third major section of the Old Testament, Jesus refers to him as a prophet in the New Testament. Daniel's spiritual credentials are of the highest caliber. He was considered a man of righteousness alongside Noah and the patriarch Job. Daniel also had special understanding in literature and wisdom — essential qualifications for writing his book. Daniel wrote this book under his name. In his own book he often speaks in the first person.
Daniels visions are full of symbols and symbolic meaning there are a few that are big and keep coming up throughout his visions:
The unclean animals are seen in Daniels dreams
They are mainly a symbol for the people on earth and their sin
They also show that kingdoms are corrupt and bad.
Time used in visions given to Daniel were very symbolic
One prophetic Hour = 15 days
One prophetic Day = 1 year
One prophetic month = 30 years
One prophetic Year = 360 years
For example Daniel uses 2300 days and in reality it took 2300 years to rebuild and restore Jerusalem