YMMV / Book of Daniel

  • I Am Not Shazam: The four protagonists of the Book of Daniel are Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, who are then given the Babylonian names Belteshazzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, respectively. However, only Daniel gets referred to popularly by his Hebrew name, while the other three are more commonly referred to by their Babylonian names, even though these names represent their captivity and forced assimilation.