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On the evening of September 11, 2001, I began teaching a course on Daniel and apocalyptic literature. Students were stunned by the tragic events still unfolding through the afternoon hours into the evening. A student whose husband, daughter, and son-in-law were working in the World Trade Center was sitting in the corner of the room. She refused to go home and wait for phone calls. Instead, she chose to stay with the class through those agonizing hours. (She would later learn that her immediate family all survived, but she lost her niece in the tragedy.) It was more than a coincidence that I had adopted my course's subtitle from the theme identified by Tremper Longman III in his commentary on Daniel: "In spite of present appearances, God is in control."
—Barbara M. Leung Lai
Fifty years ago, millions of Red Guards—a ruthless cadre of radicalized students—waged war against tradition and religion, the twin threats to Maoism. This was modern China’s darkest decade: the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966–1976).
Last summer, our purebred chocolate lab enlivened our home with a litter of puppies. One of them captured the hearts of many visitors, both in person and online. Flash had looks and personality—and the ability to soothe the soul of whoever held him. But he remained available until we got a call.
In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy expresses her fear with the well-known phrase, “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” We might experience a similar response as readers when we turn to the final six chapters of Daniel and discover strange beasts, talking horns, cryptic numbers, and mysterious figures such as the “Son of Man.” Daniel himself was startled by the visions he received: “As for me, Daniel, my spirit within me was anxious, and the visions of my head alarmed me” (7:15).
—Jennifer M. Matheny