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Daniel (Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 30 | WBC)

, 1989
ISBN: 9781418503789

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Uncover the mysteries of Daniel with leading Old Testament scholar John Goldingay. Goldingay illuminates Daniel’s historical setting and uses it to explain the book’s prophecies. he analyzes the composition of the book, and provides a fresh translation.

The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

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“My presupposition for the commentary is therefore that the forward projections in Daniel were designed to bring a message that was meaningful to people in the postexilic period, and I shall seek to interpret the seer’s visions in the light of material in the book itself and in the light of the history of the period as we know it.” (Page xxxix)

“Whether the stories are history or fiction, the visions actual prophecy or quasi-prophecy, written by Daniel or by someone else, in the sixth century b.c., the second, or somewhere in between, makes surprisingly little difference to the book’s exegesis.” (Page xl)

“The three have not been delivered from the fire, but they are delivered in the fire (cf. Rom 8:37) (Philip).” (Page 74)

“A world-transcending or world-encompassing scheme is adapted to communicate a perspective not on the cosmos as a whole, nor even on history as a whole, but on the particular segment of history that directly concerns Daniel and his readers.” (Page 161)

“But the text’s failure to clarify what the statue represented may reflect the fact that it is more concerned with the challenge it issued to the three Jews, and the fact that god, king, and nation are closely interwoven and support each other (cf. the army commander’s combining of pragmatic and religious arguments—the latter themselves mutually contradictory—in 2 Kgs 18–19). Even if this was Nebuchadnezzar’s statue, falling prostrate before it would imply acknowledgement of his god, as Nebuchadnezzar’s falling prostrate before Daniel (2:46—the same words) implied acknowledgment of Daniel’s God.” (Page 70)

  • Title: Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 30: Daniel
  • Author: John Goldingay
  • Series: Word Biblical Commentary
  • Volume: 30
  • Publisher: Word
  • Print Publication Date: 1989
  • Logos Release Date: 2002
  • Pages: 416
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Daniel › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781418503789, 1418503789
  • Resource ID: LLS:29.32.2
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-28T20:02:21Z

John Goldingay has been at Fuller Theological Seminary since 1997 and currently serves as the David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament in the School of Theology. Before coming to Fuller, Goldingay was principal and a professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at St. John’s Theological College in Nottingham, England. He is the author of several books, including Old Testament Theology vol. 1, After Eating the Apricot, and Models for Scripture, as well as commentaries on Daniel, Isaiah, and Psalms. He holds membership in the Society of Biblical Literature and serves on the editorial board for the Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies.


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