Set against the background of Babylon, Daniel is an inspiring account of a young man with an uncompromising resolve for purity of life and faithfulness to his unchanging God in an ever changing world. It is a chapter by chapter commentary that reveals a young Jewish lad, divinely gifted with wisdom and understanding, grow up to become the second most powerful leader in Babylon behind Nebuchadnezzar. The second half of the book is the prophetical section and consists of four visions. Daniel saw visions of God, visions of government, visions of unbelievable grief, and visions of glory. His practical faith demonstrated in loyalty to God and loyalty to his captors is a chief lesson in this wonderful book of prophecy.