One of the four great prophets; he came from the house of David and lived in the 6th century BC during the Babylonian captivity. He was noted for piety and wisdom and had a gift to interpret dreams, thanks to which he enjoyed a privileged position in the court of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. Among Daniel’s prophecies there was a prophecy of a stone of the mountain not made by hands that destroyed the fearful idol. It alluded to the Immaculate Mother of God who gave birth to the Saviour, the conqueror of Darkness. Feast day: 17 (30) December.
He is also depicted in the Vision of Prophet Daniel in the composition The Last Judgement.