Daniel (sometimes Danihel) was the name of a number of early bishops and presbyters:
1. Presbyter, said to have been martyred in Persia, February 21, in the thirty-fifth year of Sapor (A.D. 344), with a virgin, whose name in Chaldee meant Rose, after five days' torture and three months' interrogation, according to brief acts given from a Vatican MS. by Assemani (Mart. Orient. page 103.)
2. One of the abbots of Scete in Egypt, in the 4th or 5th century. He was a disciple of Paphnutius, and served him in the capacity of deacon at the altar. He is the speaker in the fourth of the Collationes of Johannes Cassianus, who had met him during a tour in Egypt.
3. A disciple of the solitary Arsenius, about 445, who performed for him the duties of hospitality to strangers arriving at his cell.
4. Bishop at a council assembled by Cyril at Alexandria about A.D. 430, for the condemnation of Nestorius. He was one of the four bishops selected to carry to Constantinople the letter written by Cyril in the name of this council, together with the letter of pope Celestine in the name of a Roman council on the same subject.
5. A presbyter at Alexandria, sent in A.D. 438 to Acacius, bishop of Meletina, Theodotus of Ancyra, and Firmus of Csesarea, withy a credential letter by Cyril of Alexandria, to show them the situation of affairs and the reply he proposed to send to the Oriental bishops at Antioch.
6. Bishop of Charrae (Haran) in Mesopotamia, in the middle of the 5th century. He was the nephew of the celebrated Nestorian, Ibas, bishop of Edessa, who consecrated him. He voted against Athanasius:in the council held at Antioch in 444. Charges were preferred against him by: a synod held at Berytus, and his disorderly and licentious life being proven, he was anathematized by Dioscorus at the Latrocinium of Ephesus.
7. SEE DEINOL WYN.
8. A deacon mentioned in the will of St. Perpetuus, archbishop of Tours. He lived about the end of the 5th century.
9. Bishop of Theodosiopolis (or Rhaesina) in Mesopotamia, in the middle of the 6th century. He wrote works against the errors of "the harcionites, Manichees, Chaldaeans, and astrologers."
10. Abbot of the monastery afterwards known as St. Medard's, at Soissons. The monastery was founded by Clotaire I of the Franks about 560, and at its dedication, in 562, Daniel became its first abbot. He is said to have been a disciple of St. Maurus of Glaufeuille, and to have obtained the privilege of immunity from pope John III.
11. Saint and bishop of Cenn-Garadh (now Kingarth, on the island of Bute, in the Firth of Clyde). He is commemorated February 18.
12. A monk of the 7th century, who wrote at the monastery of Rhaitu the Life of John Climacus, abbot of Mounit Sinai (605).
13. Bishop of Salach, in Mesopotamia. He lived in the 8th century and wrote a Commentary on the Psalms.
14. Succeeded Aribertus as fifteenth archbishop of Narbonne. He was one of twelve Gallic bishops present at the Roman council held in the Lateran basilica under pope Stephen IV, A.D. 769, concerning the election of the pope and the cultus of sacred images. The principal event recorded of his episcopate was his holding a synod in the basilca of Sts. Justus and Pastor at Narbonne, on June 27, 788 (Baluze, Petrus de Marca), or 791 (Gall. Christ.), attended by the bishops of the provinces of Narbonne and Tarragona, which were then united, and by those of the neighboring provinces of Aries, Vienne, Aix, and Eause. Three subjects were discussed.
(1) The heresy taught by Felix, bishop of Urgel, concerning the adoption of the Son of God, and this was in all probability condemned, though there is no distinct information on that point.
(2) The state of the church of Ausona (Vich), the capital of the province of Tarragona, which had formerly lost its episcopal see through the invasion of the Moors, and been ecclesiastically annexed to Narbonne. It was decided that it should remain in this subjection until the pagans were expelled,. after which it should have a bishop of its own.
(3) A dispute with Winedurus, bishop of Elle, as to jurisdiction over the Pagus Redensis, in the Pyrenees, and this was decided in Daniel's favor. The exact date of his death is hot known, although Nebridus succeeded him.