1:17 God gave them learning. God’s blessing was not limited to physical well-being, but also included outstanding intellectual development during their three years of Babylonian education.
visions and dreams. With a view to what follows in the book (chs. 2; 4; 5), Daniel is distinguished from his companions in his ability to interpret dreams and visions, much as Joseph was in the court of Pharaoh (Gen. 40:8; 41:16).