The book of Daniel holds one of the most popular Bible stories ever, Daniel and the lions den. Daniel was taken prisoner to Babylon and was noticed and being exceptional in stature. He was strong and healthy and he along with his friends Shadrach, Meshack and Abednego were chosen to be study for 3 years at the palace to be advisors to the king. It happened that when Daniel’s 3 friends refused to bow down the the golden image Nebuchadnezzar created he had them thrown into the furnace that was heated 7 times hotter than normal. And in the end they came out without even the smell of smoke on them. Daniel was given the gift of deciphering dreams and was used by Nebuchadnezzar to figure of what the dreams he was having meant. When Daniel refused to bow down and pray to King Darius Daniel was thrown into the infamous Lions Den when he obviously came out unscathed. The book of Daniel end with a series of visions that are so strange that the angel Gabriel has to come explain them.