Catechism question

While studying the catechism, I came across this sentence which confused me:

58 The covenant with Noah remains in force during the times of the Gentiles, until the universal proclamation of the Gospel.The Bible venerates several great figures among the Gentiles: Abel the just, the king-priest Melchisedek - a figure of Christ - and the upright “Noah, Daniel, and Job”.

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My question is: wasn’t Daniel a Jew or am I misreading the sentence and are the venerated Gentile figures being considered separately from the venerated upright figures (Noah, Daniel, and Job)?

Hope my question makes sense.

I looked at the link you provided and followed the footnotes to the following

The Daniel named here may be the traditional just judge of the ancient past, celebrated in Canaanite literature, who is possibly reflected in Daniel 13, but is not the hero of Daniel 1-12.

It comes from Ezekiel 14:14


and even if these three men were in it, Noah, Daniel, and Job, they could save only themselves by their virtue, says the Lord GOD.

Thank you, I hadn’t seen the footnote.

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