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Daniel: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition (NBBC)

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9780834123984


The Book of Daniel speaks a fresh message to each new generation. For over two millennia it has done so. The book invites its readers to live within a larger story than their own. It gives them a glimpse of the broad sweep of human history and the cosmic proportions of God’s intentions. In light of certainties about the final outcome of this world, this book challenges believers to risk radical faith in God within the context of a hostile world.

This message has been especially relevant to those individuals and communities who have become disillusioned by present realities. Where political and social systems disappoint, Daniel provides hope. In contexts of oppressive, even anti-God, governments, Daniel infuses courage. When the strong undertow of secular values confuses, Daniel calls for clear choices. As the siren song of cultural compromise lures, Daniel gives reason for restraint. Century after century, the pages of Daniel have infused the faithful with fortitude.

Jim Edlin moves verse-by-verse through Daniel after providing an in-depth introduction.

Key Features

  • The latest scholarship from notable experts in the Wesleyan tradition
  • Convenient introductory material for each book of the Bible including information on authorship, date, history, audience, sociological/cultural issues, purpose, literary features, theological themes, hermeneutical issues, and more
  • Clear verse-by-verse explanations, which offer a contemporary, Wesleyan-based understanding derived from the passage’s original language
  • Comprehensive annotation divided into three sections: 1. Background elements behind the text 2. Verse-by-verse details and meanings found in the text 3. Significance, relevance, intertextuality, and application from the text
  • Insight into theological issues, word meanings, archaeological connections, historical relevance, cultural customs, and more
  • Expanded bibliography for further study of historical elements, additional interpretations, and theological themes


  • Alex Varughese
  • Roger Hahn
  • George Lyons
  • Joseph Coleson
  • Robert Branson
  • Jim Edlin
  • Kent Brower
  • Jeanne Serrão

Product Details

  • Title: Daniel: A Commentary in the Wesleyan Tradition
  • Author: Jim Edlin
  • Series: New Beacon Bible Commentary (NBBC)
  • Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 288

About Jim Edlin

Jim Edlin is Professor of Biblical Literature and Languages and the Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy at MidAmerica Nazarene University. He earned an M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a Th.M. and Ph.D. in Old Testament studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the author of Discovering the Old Testament. He is a frequent contributor to Adult Faith Connection and Illustrated Bible Life.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition