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When was Daniel born?

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord delivered Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, along with some of the articles from the temple of God. These he carried off to the temple of his god in Babylonia and put in the treasure house of his god. Daniel 1:1-2

The events surrounding Daniel’s life are real, documented historical facts. The empires of Babylon and Assyrian actually existed. Their conflicts occurred in the early 600 B.C. time frame. This would put Daniel’s birth, assuming he was around 15-18 years old when he was taken to Babylon, at approximately 620 B.C.

The beauty of the Bible is found in its historical parallels that can be verified.