Daniel: A Commentary

The book of Daniel is a literary rich and complex story known for its apocalyptic style Written in both Hebrew and Aramaic, the book begins with stories of Daniel and three Jewish young men Hananiah Shadrach , Mishael Meshach , and Azariah Abednego who are exiles among the remnant from Judea in Babylon in sixth century b.c.e It ends with Daniel s visions and dreams aThe book of Daniel is a literary rich and complex story known for its apocalyptic style Written in both Hebrew and Aramaic, the book begins with stories of Daniel and three Jewish young men Hananiah Shadrach , Mishael Meshach , and Azariah Abednego who are exiles among the remnant from Judea in Babylon in sixth century b.c.e It ends with Daniel s visions and dreams about the Jewish community that offer comfort and encouragement as they endure persecution and hope for deliverance into God s kingdom.Newsom s commentary offers a fresh study of Daniel in its historical context Newsom further analyzes Daniel from literary and theological perspectives With her expert commentary, Newsom s study will be the definitive commentary on Daniel for many years to come.The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys The contributors are scholars of international standing The editorial board consists of William P Brown, Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia Carol A Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and Brent A Strawn, Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Daniel A Commentary The book of Daniel is a literary rich and complex story known for its apocalyptic style Written in both Hebrew and Aramaic the book begins with stories of Daniel and three Jewish young men Hananiah S

  • Title: Daniel: A Commentary
  • Author: Carol A. Newsom
  • ISBN: 9780664220808
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Title: Daniel: A CommentarySeries: The Old Testament LibraryAuthor: Carol A. Newsom with Brennan W. BreedPublisher: Westminster John Knox PressYear: 2014Pages: 384[Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and unbiased review of this book. I was in no way compensated or asked to write a positive review of the commentary. I'm not even allowed to keep the book after I have finished reviewing it.]My interest in reading and review this book is from not purely personal e [...]

    2. A relatively liberal commentary on the book of Daniel from the Bible. This commentary takes the stance that most/much of the book is fictional or written after the fact. Surprisingly almost no discussion is given as to why this is the stance taken or answering any criticism of this point of view. The most useful part of this book is that written by Brennan Breed which discusses how the book has been interpreted by those who are Jewish, Christian and Muslim through the ages. The book of Daniel is [...]

    3. The bottom line: A good historical and a fair theological commentary.Daniel A Commentary will provide you with greater insight and understanding into the Old Testament book of Daniel. However, this insight is heavily biased toward historical and social considerations, with scant emphasis on broad themes, exegesis, or what the text “really means.”Daniel A Commentary proceeds linearly through all twelve chapters of the book of Daniel. Before the formal commentary begins, there is a chesadapha [...]

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