Women in the Book of Daniel

What does the Book of Daniel say about women? Here are all the verses we found that mention a woman.



Daniel 5:2. Belshazzar, while he tasted the wine, commanded that the golden and silver vessels which Nebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem be brought to him; that the king and his lords, his wives and his concubines, might drink from them.

Daniel 5:3. Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of God’s house which was at Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives and his concubines, drank from them.

Daniel 5:10. The queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came into the banquet house. The queen spoke and said, “O king, live forever; don’t let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your face be changed.

Daniel 11:37. He won’t regard the gods of his fathers, or the desire of women, or regard any god; for he will magnify himself above all.

Daniel 13:2. He took a wife, whose name was Susanna, the daughter of Helkias, a very fair woman, and one who feared the Lord.

Daniel 13:3. Her parents were also righteous, and taught their daughter according to the law of Moses.

Daniel 13:7. When the people departed away at noon, Susanna went into her husband’s garden to walk.

Daniel 13:8. The two elders saw her going in every day, and walking; and they were inflamed with lust for her.

Daniel 13:10. And although they both were wounded with lust for her, yet dared not show the other his grief.

Daniel 13:11. For they were ashamed to declare their lust, that they desired to have to do with her.

Daniel 13:12. Yet they watched jealously from day to day to see her.

Daniel 13:14. So when they had gone out, they parted company, and turning back again, they came to the same place. After they had asked one another the cause, they acknowledged their lust. Then they appointed a time both together, when they might find her alone.

Daniel 13:15. It happened, as they watched on an opportune day, she went in as before with only two maids, and she desired to wash herself in the garden; for it was hot.

Daniel 13:16. There was nobody there except the two elders who had hid themselves and watched her.

Daniel 13:17. Then she said to her maids, “Bring me oil and washing balls, and shut the garden doors, that I may wash myself.”

Daniel 13:18. They did as she asked them, and shut the garden doors, and went out themselves at the side doors to fetch the things that she had commanded them. They didn’t see the elders, because they were hidden.

Daniel 13:19. Now when the maids had gone out, the two elders rose up, and ran to her, saying,


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