n Ekklesiastikos Pharos - Daniel as weapon for attack and defense trough the ages

Volume 90, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1018-9556



The various roles of Daniel in different literary sources have until now, not been researched in a comprehensive way. This would include the mythological, canonical and apocryphal Daniel. One reason for this absence is the dogmatical prejudice against extra-canonical texts of Daniel. This article has an inclusive approach as the roles of Daniel was investigated in different all types of literature. The oldest text was investigated first followed chronologically to the youngest. It was found that Daniel surfaced mainly as a weapon for attack and defense in sticky situations. The significance of Daniel in the present age was discussed.

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