“And Daniel remained there until the first year of King
Cyrus.” This statement is prophetic in its typical
interpretation. Daniel typified the Jewish exiles, remaining
in captivity until Cyrus became king.
There is a basic
rule of interpreting Scripture, which is often stated:
All Scripture has but one primary interpretation.
All Scripture may have several practical applications.
Many Scriptures have also a prophetic revelation.
Recognizing this basic rule of interpreting Scripture, a few
applications and prophetic revelations are interpreted at the
end of each chapter. The people and events of the first six
chapters are a foreshadowing of future people and events.
Hence, the entire book of Daniel is prophetic.