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Wary of their potential to fabricate an explanation the king refuses to tell the wise men what he saw in his dream.

Rather, he demands that his wise men tell him what the content of the dream was, and then interpret it.

When the wise men protest that this is beyond the power of any man, he sentences all, including Daniel and his friends, to death.

The horrified king summons Daniel, who upbraids him for his lack of humility before God and interprets the message: Belshazzar's kingdom will be given to the Medes and Persians.In the third year of Belshazzar Daniel has vision of a ram and goat.The ram has two mighty horns, one longer than the other, and it charges west, north and south, overpowering all other beasts.The fourth, a beast with ten horns, devours the whole earth, treading it down and crushing it, and a further small horn appears and uproots three of the earlier horns.The Ancient of Days judges and destroys the beast, and "one like a son of man" is given everlasting kingship over the entire world.Though the book is traditionally ascribed to Daniel himself, modern scholarly consensus considers it pseudonymous, the stories of the first half legendary in origin, and the visions of the second the product of anonymous authors in the Maccabean period (2nd century BC).

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