For several decades the new international commentary on the old testament has helped countless people traverse this difficult literary terrain. The book of revelation could not be understood apart from the book of daniel. We have seen, however, that the real meaning of the verb translated shut up is not conceal, but to shut up with the view certainly of hindering access to them, but not at. Daniel 2 new international version niv nebuchadnezzars dream. Daniel with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. The lords power exceeds that of the worlds greatest empires, and his loving care for his people is unmatched on earth.
Canon hammers commentary shows that the book carries a message of hope to. Chaucer we propose in the following pages to examine the book of the prophet daniel by the same general methods which have been adopted in other volumes of the expositors bible. Malick received a masters of theology in bible exposition, with honors, from dallas theological seminary in 1984. Much of the book is even written in aramaic, the language that was spoken in babylonia during the seventy years of exile following the destruction of the first beit hamikdash. The second six chapters are some of the most pivotal and important prophecies of the entire bible. Best daniel commentaries updated for 2020 best bible. These he carried off to the temple of his god in babylonia and put in the. Suffering did not daunt daniel s purpose to live for god. Top 5 commentaries on the book of daniel ligonier ministries.
Daniel explained a commentary on the book of daniel overview. A free bible version and commentary on the book of daniel in easyenglish. He blogs at between two worlds and evangelical history. Daniel, as many other authors of the antiquity and the bible.
Commentaries on prophetic books vary widely in their interpretative approach, and you may not always be able to easily discern their bias. The later chapters consist of an account of visions granted by god to daniel. These are collected interpretations and commentaries for each chapter of the holy bible by various authors exposition of the book of daniel. A good question to ask, when beginning the study of a book in the bible, is what the content of the book adds to the understanding of gods revelation of himself. Click list of published revelation commentaries categorized by the predominant interpretative view of the author. Justin taylor is executive vice president for book publishing and publisher for books at crossway. Daniel, as many other authors of the antiquity and the bible, writes of himself in the third person throughout the first part of the book. He must speak up to difficult bosses, make moral choices, and deal with.
That framework is a nested parallelism structure in technical terms, a chiasm. Maneuvering through levitical laws, bloodshed in joshua, or daniel s apocalyptic visions, sincere readers often wonder what the old testament means and how it can be the word of god. The first part contains stories about daniel, a jewish exile in the babylonian captivity, and his companions. Millers commentary on daniel is based on a thorough but reverent analysis of. New international commentary on the old testament best. In 2003, he earned his juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from capital university law school, where he received the order of the curia. Daniel is a book of prophecy that gives assurance to gods people about the future. Study the bible online using commentary on daniel and more. Study guide on daniel, on line bible commentary daniel, niv commentary daniel, free daniel commentary. C as we have it, it is written partly in hebrew and partly in aramaic. In any case, daniel, like revelation the other book length apocalypse in the bible provides much valuable material relevant to work. The book of daniel cambridge bible commentaries on the old testament. Daniel was a leader who went against public opinion. Free bible commentaries on daniel and the revelation, ezra, amos, isaiah.
The anchor bible series offers new, book by book translations of the old and new testament and the apocrypha, with commentary. When discussing the evidence for the early date of daniel in the sixth century b. An examination of the best commentaries can be helpful in sorting through the issues. Students of scripture should read anything that sinclair ferguson publishes, and his commentary on daniel is no exception. The following pages are a scripture by scripture bible commentary on each chapter of the book of daniel and many historical quotes are given to reinforce the truth. Introduction to daniel bible exposition commentary. It would be worthwhile and advisable to read the page on bible prophecy symbols first to gain a comprehensive understanding of the many bible symbols before beginning. David guzik commentary on daniel 1 keeping pure in the face of adversity, gives the introduction to the book of daniel. Daniel overview, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. The book of daniel was compiled in the second century b.
Introduction the historic existence of the prophet daniel trothe is the hiest thinge a man may kepe. Browse and buy a vast selection of bible commentaries books and collectibles on. It begins straightforwardly enough, with daniel and his companions facing pressure to assimilate to the pleasures and vices of the babylonian royal court. The hero of the book of daniel in the ketuvim section of the bible is one of the jews exiled in babylonia, a soothsayer at the babylonian court under nebuchadnezzar who died in 562 b. Uncover the mysteries of daniel with leading old testament scholar john. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible. Commentaries on the book of daniel for various authors. This view, if correct, would certainly give a plausibility to the contention that the book of daniel is the work of a falsarisu. Is the daniel of ezekiel 28 the same person as the book. The big picture of the book of daniel bible commentary.
When they came in and stood before the king, 3 he said to them, i have had a dream that troubles me and i. Daniel is the story of the people of israel in exile, longing to return to the land of israel. The widely held view that the book of daniel is largely fictional rests mainly on the modern philosophical assumption that longrange predictive prophecy is impossible. The lack of consensus presents a challenge for the reader, but it is not necessarily an insurmountable one. An easyenglish commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of daniel. You will also find options for commentaries on daniel that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the bible, commentaries that approach the scripture versebyverse, classic christian commentaries, and much more. For each story about daniel and his friends, it fills in the historical background and develops spiritual applications. Read daniel commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. The modern bible places the book of daniel as the first of the minor prophets, as well as did the lxx the septuagint 70, the greek translation of the hebrew old testament and the vulgate latin bible. Daniel commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole.
Revelation chapters 419, is a commentary on the events of daniel s seventieth week daniel 9. The book of ezekiel left the affairs of jerusalem under a doleful aspect, all in ruins, but with a joyful prospect of all in glory again. Daniel free bible commentary in easy english easyenglish bible. As it happens, the book of daniel offers a readymade framework for unpacking its meaning in the workplace.
This is a detailed study of the text from a critical standpoint, and is, in this regard, very helpful to the serious student who is dealing with problems. Bible commentary produced by tow project the book of daniel can be perplexing. A discussion, in the established cambridge bible commentary format, of this most apocalyptic and prophetic of old testament books. Daniel 1 new international version niv daniels training in babylon.
Dare to stand alone, read and enjoy the book of daniel wcs, 1993. Commentary on the book of daniel by matthew henry old. Best commentaries and books on daniel logos bible software. A commentary on the book of daniel by cooper abrams. And like ezekiel, the difficult nature of these prophecies has resulted in a wide variety of conflicting interpretations.
Daniel 2 niv nebuchadnezzars dream in the bible gateway. The book opens with the exile of daniel and his contemporaries from the holy land to babylonia. On the other hand, most interpreters who accept the reality of predictive prophecy in scripture believe daniel was written in the late sixth century. Daniel 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Daniel 1 niv daniels training in babylon bible gateway.
A critical and exegetical commentary on the book of daniel. Without a clear understanding of the book of daniel, you will not understand the times in which we live. In the story of daniel the prophet, a few of the interesting facts in regard to. The book of daniel the anchor yale bible commentaries. The book of daniel cambridge bible commentaries on the. John goldingay, word biblical commentary wbc, thomas nelson, 1989, 416 pp. You can find the best commentary on daniel for you using the tools on the right side. The book of daniel focuses on the sovereign hand of god in human history. Like ezekiel, the book of daniel contains a number of enigmatic prophecies. Daniel 1 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible.
The translated bible text has been through advanced checking words in boxes are from the bible. Shop bible commentaries books and collectibles abebooks. It served as a book of encouragement to the babylonian exiles, whose hearts were no doubt lightened by daniel s predictions of the ultimate triumph of israel over. The book of daniel cambridge bible commentaries on the old testament hammer, raymond on.
Daniel explainedone of the most extensively researched commentaries on the book of daniel ever writtenoffers a thorough treatment of both the dramatic episodes and the prophetic visions. Click for a list of futuristic commentaries and sermons on the book of daniel. This volume on the book of daniel has been prepared by two distinguished biblical scholars from the faculty of the catholic university of america. Di lella, professor of old testament, and the late louis f. From the back cover the book of daniel was compiled in the second century b. It is clearly established daniel could and did write the book.1334 322 496 1297 1522 16 445 808 687 354 660 914 236 856 680 1185 1363 1066 1413 1585 851 165 733 332 1231 1165 15 239 1474 28 409 1056 886 486 1282 802 1114 814 779