Internally, he also mentioned the exact times when certain kings reigned and which year he recorded certain events to help narrow the time period in which the book was written.Of course, since the book was written by Daniel, it also had to be composed during his lifetime.
For example, Daniel uses Aramaic language in some places, narrowing its writing to a time when Aramaic would have been a common language among the Jews.
He also wrote from Babylon, indicating a particular 70-year period during which the Jews had been deported to Babylon.
External evidence can also be used to help date when a book was written.
For example, the New Testament books were all written following the death and resurrection of Jesus.
If in point of fact Job had been guilty of some grievous sin of which they public had not knowledge, his overwhelming disaster could be easily understood as the retribution of the righteous god. Childs writes, The primary effect of the concluded dialogue is to register the failure of human wisdom in its ability to penetrate into the mystery of human suffering (Brevard S.