Answers – To Difficult Questions (Book Of Daniel) Select A Study Daniel 1:1a—Wasn’t the Book of Daniel actually written after about 170 b.c.? Daniel 1:1b—Is the date given here of Nebuchadnezzar’s invasion in contradiction to the date given in Jeremiah 46:2? Daniel 2:2—Why does Daniel refer to the Chaldeans as a group of wise men here when he refers to them as an ethnic group in 5:30? Daniel 2:4-7:28 Why is this section in Aramaic? (Daniel 3) Where was Daniel during the episode of the fiery furnace? Daniel 3:25 Who is the fourth man in the fire? Was it Jesus? Or an angel? Daniel. 4:33 Is it reasonable to believe that Nebuchadnezzar went mentally insane like an animal? Daniel 5:1—How can Daniel say the last king of Babylon was Belshazzar when history records that it was Nabonidus? Daniel 5:31—How can the Book of Daniel be inspired if it makes reference to a man that modern scholarship says never existed? Daniel 5:31 Who is Darius the Mede? Daniel 10:1—Did Daniel continue until the first year of Cyrus or the third year of his reign? Daniel 12:2—Will the resurrection be partial or universal?