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”.
(This link takes you to the page: vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__PG.HTM)
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.