Parallel's between Daniel and Jesus:
-Jealousy led to false accusations against him
-His enemies were unable to find any basis for a charge
-In the end they resorted to a religious charge
-A reluctant and weak king was persuaded to take some action he did not really want to take
-The great courage of Daniel foreshadowed the supreme courage of Jesus.
-The rescue by God foreshadowed the resurrection
-Even the empty tomb seems to be foreshadowed: ‘A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it… At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den’ (vv.17,19).