In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after the one that had appeared to me previously. Bible see other translations

“vision.” This vision occurred in the third year of Belshazzar’s reign, so it was after Daniel 4 but before Daniel 5, the end of Belshazzar’s reign. It is in fact possible that this kind of prophecy about the end of the Babylonian empire was a reason that Daniel was no longer a top-seated administrator in Babylon and may have even contributed to Belshazzar’s anger against Yahweh and why he would want to have a drinking party using vessels from Yahweh’s Temple (Dan. 5:2).

Commentary for: Daniel 8:1