Why, didn't Daniel (ch 2:15) know the reason for his fate if he was already in the kings service as one of the wise men?
That is a good question. I do not know for sure. Maybe because the Babylonian chief priests did not put much stock in this young Jewish man as being able to tell the dream. I picture there being a whole bunch of wise men and I doubt the chief wise men consulted with all of them. Maybe they assumed that since none of their wise head ones could tell the dream then nobody could.